Cougar Tennis Loses In San Diego

March 8, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif -- The No. 41 Washington State tennis team lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to the No. 29 San Diego State Aztecs, Saturday.

The Cougars (6-4) lost the doubles point and could only manage wins in three of six singles matches against the Aztecs (6-3). At No. 2 doubles, WSU's Orsolya Sallai and Annabel Stefanchuk beat SDSU's Katja Karrento and Katalina Romero, 9-8.

WSU sophomore Chris Martinez won her 15th match of the season at No. 3 singles with a 6-0, 7-6 victory over Aztec Patricia Graf. Fellow Cougar sophomores Nora Gaal (No. 4 singles) and Zsofi Fodor (No. 6 singles) won their respective singles matches as well.

'We played good singles today,' said WSU Tennis Coach Cari Groce. 'Our No. 2 doubles team is really coming together. It's a disappointing loss. We're looking for an upset of a top-ranked team to give us a push, but it just didn't happen today.'

The Cougars will stay in sunny Southern California for another match this weekend. WSU takes on the University of San Diego Sunday March 9 at noon.

Results:No. 29 San Diego State defeats No. 41 Washington State, 4-3.SINGLES1. Silvia Tornier (SDSU) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-1, 6-22. Lindsey Hedberg (SDSU) def. Lorena Arias (WSU), 6-1, 6-23. Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Patricia Graf (SDSU), 6-0, 7-64. Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Katja Karrento (SDSU), 6-3, 4-3, retire5. Katalina Romero (SDSU) def. Annabel Stefanchuk (WSU), 6-0, 7-66. Zsofi Fodor (WSU) def. Indra Erichsen (SDSU), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6DOUBLES1. Tornier/Erichsen (SDSU) def. Arias/Martinez (WSU), 8-22. Stefanchuk/Sallai (WSU) def. Karrento/Romero (SDSU), 9-83. Graf/Hedberg (SDSU) def. Fodor/Gaal (WSU), 8-6-GO COUGS-
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