SEATTLE - (Jan. 28) Despite suffering a 6-1 deafeat at the hands of the University of Washington, Seattle U women's tennis coach Adam Reeb took away some positives from his teams performance.
"UW is a very good team," said Reeb. "I'm proud of the girls efforts today. Michelle Lui played solid all day in both doubles and singles. Caroline Maltby is playing with so much confidence and had a huge singles win.
This is the first time we've even gotten a team point against a PAC-12 opponent in a long time. As I told the girls, today's match shows they belong with the best teams in division 1."
As Reeb noted, freshman Caroline Maltby earned the Redhawks lone point by defeating UW's Lana Slavica in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Michelle Lui also showed well as the singles number 1 as she battled Stacey Fung before falling 6-4, 6-3. Their play bodes well for SU as the season moves on and they move towards WAC conference play.
Reeb went onto note that staying aggressive and maintaining consistent play is necessary for the Redhawks to take that next step as a program.
"The only difference in today's match was we need to keep being aggressive and believing in ourselves in the important points and close games," said Reeb. "We're excited to keep putting in the work to get there."
The women will return to play this coming Friday as they travel on the road take on Boise State. The match will begin at 4:00 p.m.
1. Kobayashi/Slavica (UW) vs. Lui/Maloney (SU) DNF
2. Fung/Hance (UW) def. Carey/McCollister (SU) 6-1
3. Kopcalic/Prokopuik (UW) def. Maltby/Skjonsby (SU) 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 3
1. Stacey Fung (UW) def. Michelle Lui (SU) 6-4, 6-3
2. Miki Kobayashi def. Madison Maloney (SU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Alexis Prokopuik (UW) def. Barbara Carey (SU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Kenadi Hance (UW) def. Kali McCollister (SU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Katarina Kocalic (UW) def. Audrey Scott (SU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Caroline Maltby (SU) def. Lana Slavica 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 5, 3, 4, 2, 6, 1