Women's Tennis Victorious in Eugene

March 31, 2001

EUGENE, Ore. - Washington State's 34th-ranked women's tennis team handed the University of Oregon its eleventh straight loss as it defeated the Ducks at the Student Tennis Center in Eugene.

The Cougs posted wins in their top four singles matches and all three doubles tandems to hand Oregon a 5-2 setback Saturday afternoon. The match was the second meeting between the two Pac-10 rivals, the first in which WSU defeated Oregon 4-3.

The Cougars made a switch in their doubles line-ups, which seemed to pay off. Senior Ana Moura and freshman Stacy McKenna took over the No. 1 position and defeated Oregon's Davina Mendiburu and Janice Nyland 8-4. Team captain Tamara Filipovic and junior Erica Perkins moved down to the No. 2 position where they downed Monica Gieczys and Courtney Nagle 8-6, while Lorena Arais and Moniek van de Ven continued to battle at the No. 3 position by handing the Ducks' Adeline Arnaud and Jeanette Mattson a 8-5 loss.

The Cougars are now 9-5 overall, 2-4 in the Pac-10, while the Ducks fall to 3-13 and 0-7 in conference play.

'Our team is really coming together,' head coach Cari Groce said. 'They have a lot of confidence in themselves and each other, and it shows on the court. I was glad the team had a break over spring break, because they came out fresh and ready to fight. It was obvious that Oregon was showing fatigue, due to the fact that it was their fourth match this week. We played a great match, and I think the team is just great to watch.'

The Cougars will begin their five-match home stretch Friday, April 6 at 11 a.m. as they host the No. 13 Sun Devils of Arizona State. They will then host the No. 46 Arizona Wildcats Saturday, April 7 at the Stadium Way Tennis Courts.

-Go Cougs-

(34) Washington State 5, Oregon 2

Singles

#1 - (34) Erica Perkins (WSU) def. Monika Gieczys (UO), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4

#2 - Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Janice Nyland (UO), 6-4, 6-4

#3 - Ana Maria Moura (WSU) def. Vickie Gunnarsson (UO), 6-4, 6-2

#4 - Stacy McKenna (WSU) def. Adeline Arnaud (UO), 7-5, 6-3

#5 - Davina Mendiburu (UO) def. Tamara Filipovic (WSU), 6-1, 6-2

#6 - Courtney Nagle (UO) def. Moniek van de Ven (WSU), 6-4, 6-2

Doubles

#1 - (48) Moura/McKenna (WSU) def. Mendiburu/Nyland (UO), 8-4

#2 - (49) Perkins/Filipovic (WSU) def. Gieczys/Nagle (UO), 8-6

#3 - Lorena Arias/van de Ven (WSU) def. Arnaud/Jeanette Mattsson (UO), 8-5

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