Burduli Leads Washington State Past Idaho, Eastern Washington

Jan. 29, 2005

LEWISTON, Idaho --- Freshman Ekaterina Burduli helped Washington State take a pair of matches against regional rivals Saturday, defeating Idaho 5-2 and Eastern Washington 6-1.

Burduli teamed with Nora Gaal in doubles play against the Vandals for a 9-8 (7-5) victory over Kareen Konishi and Patricia Ruman, then knocked off UI's Sunel Nieuwoudt in No. 1 singles competition. Burduli also engineered a sweep against Eastern Washington, again teaming with Gaal to down the Eagles' Kasey Knox and Sayaka Yoshimoto 8-0 and Kim Cabiling in singles 6-1, 6-0.

The Cougars captured 10 of 12 singles matches on the day.

'I was really impressed with our fight in singles play,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'It was exciting to get all eight players involved and we are looking forward to traveling to Boulder to face Colorado.'

Washington State faces Colorado Thursday, Feb. 3 in Boulder at 12 p.m. PST.

Washington State vs. Idaho

1. Sunel Nieuwoudt/Jessica Hubbard (Idaho) def. Chris Martinez/Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 8-3
2. Ekaterina Burduli/Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Kareen Konishi/Patricia Ruman (Idaho), 9-8 (7-5)
3. Mariel Tinnirello/Efrat Leopold (Idaho) def. Aleksandra Stefanova/Amy Toth (WSU), 8-4
Singles1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho), 6-3 (WD-INJ)
2. Orsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Jessica Hubbard (Idaho), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
3. Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Patricia Ruman (Idaho), 6-0, 6-1
4. Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho), 6-0, 6-4
5. Amy Toth (WSU) def. Kareen Konishi (Idaho), 6-3, 6-2
6. Efrat Leopold (Idaho) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-2, 4-6 (1-0)

Washington State vs. Eastern Washington

1. Ekaterina Burduli/Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Kasey Knox/Sayaka Yoshimoto (EWU), 8-0
2. Amy Toth/Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Jennifer Joiley/Jenny Anderson (EWU), 8-2
3. Kim Cabiling/Leslie Liddell (EWU) def. Jay Lister/Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 8-4
1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Kim Cabiling (EWU), 6-1, 6-0
2. Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Kasey Know (EWU), 6-0, 6-0
3. Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Sayaka Yoshimoto (EWU), 6-0, 6-4
4. Amy Toth (WSU) def. Jennifer Joiley (EWU), 6-3, 6-0
5. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Jenny Anderson (EWU), 6-1, 6-4
6. Sherry Donaldson (EWU) def. Kara Konomos (WSU) 6-1, 6-1

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