SEATTLE – The No. 29 Sun Devil Women’s Tennis team (11-3, 1-1) couldn’t stage a late rally on the road at No. 21 Washington, falling to the Huskies (11-3, 2-0) 4-1 on Friday afternoon at the Bill Quillian Tennis Stadium.
For just the second time this season, the Sun Devils stumbled out of the gate and dropped the lone doubles point. The Huskies grabbed both Courts 2 and 3, each by a score of 6-2, to jump ahead to 1-0.
Needing to take four of six singles matches, the Sun Devils found themselves in a quick hole after the Huskies won five of six first sets. They took Courts 4 and 1 in straight sets, widening their lead to 3-0, before Domenika Turkovic got the Sun Devils on the board.
Turkovic beat #105 Sarah-Maude Fortin in straight sets (7-6, 6-2) for her ninth win of the season. She is the fourth Sun Devil to reach nine wins in singles play, joining Marianna Argyrokastriti (12), Chelsea Fontenel (11) and Sedona Gallagher (9).
- #11 Domenika Turkovic/Patricija Spaka (ASU) vs. #65 Hikaru Sato/Zehra Suko (Washington), 4-4 (unfinished)
- Astrid Olsen/Jennifer Kerr (Washington) def. Sedona Gallagher/Rachel Hanford (ASU), 6-2
- Sarah-Maude Fortin/Erika Matsuda (Washington) def. Marianna Argyrokastriti/Chelsea Fontenel (ASU), 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 3
- #110 Hikaru Sato (Washington) def. #113 Chelsea Fontenel (ASU), 6-1, 6-4
- Domenika Turkovic (ASU) def. #105 Sarah-Maude Fortin (Washington), 7-6, 6-2
- #77 Astrid Olsen (Washington) def. Marianna Argyrokastriti (ASU), 7-5, 6-3
- #120 Jennifer Kerr (Washington) def. Sedona Gallagher (ASU), 6-0, 6-3
- Patricija Spaka (ASU) vs. Melissa Sakar (Washington), 5-7, 5-4 (unfinished)
- Rachel Hanford (ASU) vs. Erika Matsuda (Washington), 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (unfinished)
Order of finish: 4, 1, 2, 3
MATCHES VS. PAC-12 OPPONENTS THIS SEASON
Sunday, March 5 vs. Oregon (W, 4-0)
Friday, March 17 at Washington (L, 4-1)
Sunday, March 19 at Washington State
Friday, March 31 at Cal
Saturday, April 1 at Stanford
Friday, April 7 vs. USC
Saturday, April 8 vs. UCLA
Friday, April 14 vs. Colorado
Saturday, April 15 vs. Utah
Saturday, April 22 at Arizona
It’s a quick turnaround for the Sun Devils, who will head across the state of Washington to meet the Washington State Cougars (Sunday, March 19/11 a.m. MST).
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