Cougars Blanked By Nebraska To Finish Weekend

Feb. 6, 2005

LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 68 Washington State women's tennis team ended their three match road trip with a 7-0 loss to the No. 74 Nebraska Cornhuskers Sunday. The Cougar's dual match record now sits at 2-4.

Washington State was swept in doubles. Cougar tandem Ekaterina Burduli/Nora Gaal lost their second match of the spring season by falling to Gitte Ostermann/Katie Garcia, 8-5. In No. 2 doubles Chris Martinez/Amy Toth found the same result, the Cougar duo lost to Imke Reimers/Ewelina Skaza, 8-5. Orsolya Sallai/Aleksandra Stefanova suffered an 8-2 loss handed to them by Milena Schultz-Gartner/Pamela Castillejos.

Singles play did not go any better for the Cougars. In the No. 1 position, Ekaterina Burduli lost her first match as a Cougar. Burduli was knocked off by No. 19 Ostermann, 6-4, 6-1. Toth, who was aiming to build on her five straight wins, came up short for the first time in dual match play, she was put down at No. 4 singles by Skaza, 6-3, 6-4.

'Nebraska is a great team,' said Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart. 'We are definitely looking to rebound against Oregon next week.'

The Cougars will begin Pac-10 play by squaring off with the Oregon Ducks in Eugene Friday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

WSU RESULTS vs. NebraskaDoubles1. Ostermann/Garcia (Nebraska) def. Burduli/Gaal (WSU), 8-52. Reimers/Skaza (Nebraska) def. Martinez/Toth (WSU), 8-53. Schultz-Gartner/Castillejos (Nebraska) def. Sallai/Stefanova (WSU), 8-2

Singles1. No. 19 Gitte Ostermann (Nebraska) def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 6-4, 6-2. Imke Reimers (Nebraska) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 7-6, 6-1 (8-6)3. Milena Schultz-Gartner (Nebraska) def. Chris Martinez (WSU), 6-3, 6-44. Ewelina Skaza (Nebraska) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-3, 6-45. Pamela Castillejos (Nebraska) def. Nora Gaal (WSU), 7-6, 6-06. Katie Garcia (Nebraska) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-2, 6-0

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