No. 15 UCLA Tennis Knocks Off No. 46 Cougars, 4-1.

April 11, 2003

LEWISTON, Idaho -- The No. 46 Washington State tennis team lost to the No. 15 UCLA Bruins 4-1, Friday at the Lewis Clark State College Tennis Center.

The Cougars (7-11, 0-6 Pacific-10), led by No. 1 doubles tandem Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez,won all three doubles matches and earned the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead. But UCLArallied in singles action, winning on courts one though four and taking a 4-1 victory.

Two WSU doubles tandems, Lorena Arias/Chris Martinez and Zsofi Fodor/Nora Gaal, have won 17 doubles matches this season, which ties them for sixth on the WSU single-season list. Last season, Erica Perkins and Stacy McKenna set the Cougar record with 24 victories.

WSU will host No. 2 USC (Saturday April 12 at noon) next. The match will probably be played atthe Stadium Way Tennis Center, but poor weather could force the matches indoors to Lewiston,Idaho.

Results:No. 15 UCLA def. No. 15 WSU 4-1

Singles1. No. 12 Sara Walker (UCLA) def. No. 113 Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-1, 6-02. No. 71 Susi Wild (UCLA) def. No. 111 Lorena Arias (WSU), 6-2, 7-63. Feriel Esseghir (UCLA) def. Chris Martinez (WSU), 6-3, 6-24. No. 77 Sarah Gregg (UCLA) def. Annabel Stefanchuk (WSU), 6-1, 7-55. Nora Gaal (WSU) vs. Laura Gordon (UCLA) DID NOT FINISH6. Zsofia Fodor (WSU) vs. Anya Loncaric (UCLA) DID NOT FINISH

Doubles1. Lorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Sara Walker/Feriel Esseghir (UCLA), 8-52. Orsolya Sallai/Annabel Stefanchuk (WSU) def. Laura Gordon/Susi Wild (UCLA), 8-33. Zsofia Fodor/Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Anya Loncaric/Shilpa Joshi (UCLA), 8-6

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