Tennis Completes Successful First Day of Cougar Classic

Sept. 16, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State dominated play in during the first day of the Cougar Classic at the Stadium Way Tennis Center.

Five Cougars advanced to the semifinals of their respective singles draw and three doubles teams posted first round victories.

'I was very impressed with the way we competed and found ways to win on the majority of the courts,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said.

Sophomore Ekaterina Burduli (Tel Aviv, Israel), ranked 45th in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, earned a first round bye in No. 1 singles and posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington's Iliana Petrova.

In No. 2 singles play, first-year Cougars Maria Ring, Marjolein van de Ven and Bianca Selaru each advanced to the semifinals with two victories.

'Our newcomers performed well and helped get our season off to a good start,' Hart said.

2005 Cougar Classic Day One Results#1 SinglesFirst RoundEkaterina Burduli (WSU), BYEIliana Petrova (EWU) def. Kareen Konishi (Idaho), 6-1, 6-3Cristin Sammis (Portland), BYEEmily Anderson (Gonzaga) def. Cheyne Ursich (Montana), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3Nuria Lozano (MSU), BYEAleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Jaclyn Soltysik (Portland), 6-1, 6-3Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), BYEPatricia Ruman (Idaho) def. Sayaka Yoshimoto (EWU), 6-1, 6-0Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Christina Feyen (Portland), 6-1, 6-0Efrat Leopold (Idaho) def. Nelly Dvornicka (EWU), 6-2, 6-0Elizabeth Walker (Montana) def. Erin Humphrey (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-2Amy Toth (WSU), BYEAlexsandra Cekic (WSU) def. Kasey Knox (EWU), 6-2, 6-4Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho), BYENicole Luetolf (MSU) def. Amanda Becker (Gonzaga), 4-6, 6-3, 6-3Jenna Tanzer (Portland), BYE

Second RoundBurduli (WSU) def. Petrova (EWU), 6-1, 6-1Sammis (Portland) def. Anderson (Gonzaga), 3-6, 6-2, 6-4Lozano (MSU), def. Stefanova (WSU), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3Ruman (Idaho) def. Bates (Gonzaga), 5-7, 6-4, 7-5Mackova (BSU) def. Leopold (Idaho), 5-7, 6-4, 7-5Walker (Montana) def. Toth (WSU), 0-6, 6-3, 6-3Cekic (WSU) def. Tinnirello (Idaho), 6-2, 3-6, 7-5Luetolf (MSU) def. Tanzer (Portland), 6-1, 6-0

#2 SinglesFirst RoundMaria Ring (WSU) def. Allie Hause (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-0Alexandra Ulesanu (Montana) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 7-5, 7-6(3)Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Anna Gullickson (Portland), 6-0, 6-1Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Carrie Schofield (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-1Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Katy Clarke (MSU), 3-6, 7-5, 6-0Amanda Mankovits (EWU) def. Courtney Lau (Gonzaga), 6-3, 6-2Lauren Shrubb (Idaho) def. Jonna Schwartz (Montana), 6-3, 6-1Tatiana Ganzha (BSU) def. Katie Kennel (Portland), 6-1, 6-2

Second RoundRing (WSU) def. Ulesanu (Montana), 6-1, 6-2van de Ven (WSU) def. Berger (EWU), 6-1, 6-1Selaru (WSU) def. Mankovits (EWU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-1Ganzha (BSU) def. Shrubb (Idaho), 6-2, 6-3

ConsolationVasileva (MSU) def. Hause (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-1Gullickson (Portland) def. Schofield (Gonzaga), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2Clarke (MSU) def. Lau (Gonzaga), 6-4, 6-3Schwartz (Montana) def. Kennel (Portland), 6-4, 6-0

#3 SinglesFirst RoundLindsey Griffin (Portland), BYEJennifer Jolley (EWU) def. Erica Moldenhauer (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-2Allison Fey (MSU) def. Kassie King (Idaho), 7-5, 6-2Tessa Hollyn Taub (WSU) def. Marie Carroll (EWU), 6-0, 6-1Laura Leoni (Portland) def. Malena Rosen (Montana), 6-0, 2-6, 7-5Ashley Flynn (WSU) def. Katie Colton (Gonzaga), 6-2, 6-2Jenny Anderson (EWU) def. Kara Konomos (WSU), 6-4, 6-3Carolyn Berry (BSU) def. Laura Richert (MSU), 6-1, 6-0

Second RoundGriffin (Portland) def. Jolley (EWU), 5-7, 6-0, 6-3Fey (MSU) def. Hollyn Taub (WSU), 7-5, 3-6, 6-4Leoni (Portland) def. Flynn (WSU), 6-0, 6-4Berry (BSU) def. Anderson (EWU), 6-0, 6-0

ConsolationMoldenhauer (Gonzaga), BYEKing (Idaho) def. Carroll (EWU), 6-0, 6-1Rosen (Montana) def. Colton (Gonzaga), 6-2, 6-4Konomos (WSU) def. Richert (MSU), 6-2, 6-7, 7-5

#1 DoublesFirst RoundBurduli/Ring (WSU) def. Lozano/Luetolf (MSU), 8-6Leopold/Tinnirello (Idaho) def. Mankovits/Berger (EWU), 8-4Toth/Selaru (WSU) def. Anderson/Bates (Gonzaga), 8-4Tanzer/Feyen (Portland), BYEGanzha/Mackova (BSU) def. Humphrey/Lau (Gonzaga), 8-3Ursich/Walker (Montana) def. Dvornicka/Walker (EWU), 8-5Cekic/van de Ven (WSU) def. Clarke/Vasileva (MSU), 8-3Sammis/Kennel (Portland) def. Ruman/Konishi (Idaho), 8-2

#2 DoublesFirst RoundLeoni/Soltysik (Portland), BYEColton/Berry (Gonzaga) def. Shrubb/King (Idaho), 8-2Hause/Moldenhauer (Gonzaga), BYEStefanova/Hollyn Taub (WSU) def. Jolley/Yoshimoto (EWU), 9-8(7)Richert/Fey (MSU) def. Konomos/Flynn (WSU), 8-4Griffin/Gullickson (Portland), BYEPetrova/Carroll (EWU) def. Schwartz/Rosen (Montana), 8-2Becker/Schofield (Gonzaga), BYE

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