WSU Tennis Sunk By No. 1 Stanford

Feb. 18, 2005

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 75 Washington State women's tennis came up blank against the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal Friday. The Cardinal, who boasts five ranked singles players and two ranked doubles teams, put the Cougars (3-6, 0-1 Pac-10) away 7-0.

In No. 1 singles, Ekaterina Burduli fell to Amber Liu, 6-4, 6-2. In the No. 2 position Orsolya Sallai was knocked off by No. 12 Alice Barnes, 6-2, 6-3. Chris Martinez was handled by Erin Burdette in No. 3 singles with the final score being 6-0, 6-2 in favor of the Cardinal. Sophomore Amy Toth was taken in two sets by No. 41 Whitney Deason in the No. 4 slot and senior Nora Gaal lost to No. 82 Anne Yelsey, 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 5 spot.

Doubles proved to be just as difficult for Washington State. Burduli/Gaal were beaten by No. 7 Barnes/Burdette, 8-1, in the No. 1 spot. In No. 2 doubles Martinez/Sallai fell to Liu/Yelsey, 8-1 and rounding out doubles competition in the No. 3 position were Cougars Toth/Aleksandra Stefanova who were put down by No. 41 Deason/Lejla Hodzick, 8-2.

Washington State has one more match on the road trip before they come home. The Cougars will take on the No. 17 Cal Bears tomorrow at noon in Berkeley, Calif.

WSU RESULTS vs. StanfordDoubles1. No. 7 Barnes/Burdette (Stanford) def. Ekaterina Burduli/Nora Gaal (WSU), 8-12. Liu/Yelsey (Stanford) def. Martinez/Sallai (WSU), 8-13. No. 41 Deason/Hodzick (Stanford) def. Amy Toth/Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 8-2

Singles1. Amber Liu (Stanford) def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 6-4, 6-22. No. 12 Alice Barnes (Stanford) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-2, 6-33. No. 22 Erin Burdette (Stanford) def. Chris Martinez (WSU), 6-0, 6-24. No. 41 Whitney Deason (Stanford) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-1, 6-15. No. 82 Anne Yelsey (Stanford) def. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-0, 6-06. Lejla Hodzick (Stanford) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-2, 6-0

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