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Sophomore Vanessa Wong returns a serve by Kansas on March 1.

Jaya Harrell

The Washington women’s tennis team is off to its best start in 15 years, with a perfect 2-0 record in the Pac-12, and a 12-1 record overall.Currently ranked No. 7 in the country, the Huskies have been on a tear, with different players carrying the load every match.
“Everyone is happy to see our hard work paying off and showing up in the rankings,” senior Stacey Fung said. “We’re just trying to focus on the process, working hard, and enjoying the ride as a team.”The Huskies have won in a variety of ways, and have relied on a number of players to get the job done this season. The balanced attack and consistent production throughout the lineup have taken pressure off individual players, and allowed the team to go out and play relaxed tennis while still maintaining a high level of play.Fung has done her best to lead by example, and playing at No. 1 singles, it’s her job to compete against every school’s top player.Fung is currently ranked No. 69 in the country in singles, and is 8-4 in singles matches. In doubles, she has paired up with freshman Nika Zupancic to represent the Huskies at No. 1 doubles. The duo is ranked No. 43, with an overall record of 7-2 this season.Fung’s willingness to lead has not only reaped benefits this season but will be instrumental for the future of Husky tennis as she gives younger Huskies such as Zupancic confidence and comfort in their abilities.A breakout star for the Huskies this season has been sophomore Vanessa Wong, who leads the team with a 12-0 record at No. 2 singles. Wong has shown an ability to fight back all year, and has won several decisive matches for the Huskies. Her strength is …

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