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Vanessa Wong Matches UW Career Wins Record

Apr 17, 2022

SEATTLE – Washington's trio of seniors all earned victories on Senior Day, and it was one of particular prominence at the No. 1 singles court for Vanessa Wong. The Toronto native was victorious for the 111th time in her career, tying the Washington Women's Tennis career singles wins record that has stood for twenty-one years.

Wong's 111th victim was Maria Martinez Vaquero of San Francisco, a 7-6 (4), 7-5 win that was part of a 7-0 Husky victory in the regular season finale at Bill Quillian Stadium. The win ties her with Husky Hall of Famer Kristina Kraszewski, who amassed the same number of wins from 1998-01.
"I'm definitely overwhelmed with emotion," said Wong, in the final home match of her career. "I feel like I'm so lucky to have gotten to experience these past five years, and to have got those 111 wins, and even the losses as much as they've been tough. I am so grateful for everyone that I've met who has supported us. This is an amazing place and my teammates and coaches have been incredible over the years, and those 111 could not have happened without them."
Wong has been a stalwart of the Husky lineup for five years now, choosing to return for another year this spring to give one more season to Husky tennis. She was honored pre-match along with fellow seniors Nika Zupancic and Zoey Weil, who have contributed many wins and memorable moments in their own right.
All three got wins today in their last home appearances.
"With Van tying the all-time record today at home on Senior Day, it doesn't get much better than that," said Head Coach Robin Stephenson. "I told (the seniors) it's kind of an end of an era. They came in and they changed the trajectory of the program on the court and built the culture off the court. The success that we've had with these three has been amazing. They've set the foundation for years to come, and they're incredible people who bought into our vision from day one. It's been a huge privilege to work with them every day."
Washington wraps the regular season with a 14-10 record and will now head to the Pac-12 Championships in Ojai, Calif. which begin this Wednesday, Apr. 20.
Washington Women's Tennis
April 17, 2022
Bill Quillian Stadium | Seattle, Wash.
No. 32 Washington – 7
San Francisco – 0
1. (#101) Vanessa Wong (UW) def. Maria Martinez Vaquero (USF) – 7-6 (4), 7-5
2. Nika Zupancic (UW) def. Chiho Mushika (USF) – 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
3. Hikaru Sato (UW) def. Caragh Courtney (USF) – 6-2, 6-3
4. Yolanda Lin (UW) def. Rita Colyer (USF) – 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
5. Zoey Weil (UW) vs. Mya Bui (USF) – 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1
6. Kelly Leung (UW) def. Hana Gamracy (USF) – 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 3, 1, 2, 4, 5
1. (#85) Wong/Sato (UW) def. Colyer/Martinez Vaquero (USF) – 6-4
2. Zupancic/Lin (UW) def. Mushika/Bui (USF) – 6-3
3. Courtney/Hayes (USF) def .Weil/Leung (UW) – 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1