Vanessa Wong, the Washington women’s tennis team’s senior captain and top player, wrapped up a brilliant career Sunday morning, falling 3-6, 2-6 to Florida’s McCartney Kessler in the first round of the NCAA singles tournament.
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Less than 24 hours after finding themselves on the wrong side of a 4-0 sweep against San Diego, the Washington women’s tennis team showed its grit in knocking off Arizona 4-1 on Friday morning to begin the 2021 Pac-12 Tournament.
The courts at Nordstrom Tennis Center sizzled with more emotion and energy than they had witnessed in over a calendar year, since before the COVID-19 pandemic extended its grip on UW athletics.
For the first time in nearly three weeks, the Washington women’s tennis team will compete back in Seattle, and for the first time in over two calendar years, it will prepare to take the court against Oregon.
The Washington women’s tennis team could’ve scheduled an earlier flight back to Seattle on Sunday afternoon, breezing swiftly through the doors of George S. Eccles Tennis Center to wrap up a brief mid-season road trip with a 4-0 sweep of Utah.
The Washington women’s tennis team grinded out a hard-fought victory over Colorado on Friday afternoon, utilizing the third set to eke out a 5-2 win despite another loss from senior Vanessa Wong at No. 1 singles.
Freshman Sarah-Maude Fortin proved to be the only bright spot for the Washington women’s tennis team on Saturday afternoon on the road at Stanford, as it lost its third straight match at the hands of the Cardinal, 6-1.
Playing its first road match of the season against No. 25 California on Friday, the Washington women’s tennis team couldn’t overcome an early deficit, dropping their second straight conference match in a 4-3 loss.
After a stretch in which they lost four of their past five games, the Washington women’s tennis team got back on track Sunday afternoon with a convincing 7-0 sweep of the Portland Pilots.
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