Cougar Tennis Finish Three in Second Place at Maryland Inviatitonal

Sept. 25, 2005

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Washington State tennis team ended the invitational with four girls, Ekaterina Burduli, Amy Toth, Aleksandra Cekic, and Marjolein van de Ven earning second place honors.

Third seed, Burduli suffered a loss from Daniela Bercek of Duke 6-0, 6-3, who was ranked No. 5 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Burduli, ranked 45th reached the final round in flight A by upsetting Romona But of Maryland, ranked 31st. The loss was the first of the season for Burduli who is currently 6-1.

Junior Toth cruised to the final in flight B with a straight set match victory, but was bested by Marina Chiarelli of LSU. The WSU double tandem of Cekic and van de Ven was defeated by first seeded Juliana Naso and Brooke Rogers of Maryland, 8-4.

The Cougars will be traveling to Pacific Palisades, Calif. to participate in the All-American Invitational. The event will be taking place Oct. 1-9.

 2005 Maryland InvitationalFlight A SinglesFinal RoundNo. 5 Daniela Bercek (Duke) def. No. 45 Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 6-0, 6-3

Flight C SinglesConsolation Roundvan de Ven (WSU) def. Grace (Maryland), 7-5, 6-7, 6-1Ring (WSU) def. Theis (WVU), 6-3, 6-2

Flight D SinglesConsolation RoundSelaru (WSU) def. Nguyen (Yale), 6-4, 6-1

Flight B DoublesConsolation RoundPercival/Speaker (WVU) def. Selaru/Toth (WSU), 8-4

Flight C DoublesFinal RoundNaso/Rogers (Maryland) def. Cekic/van de Ven (WSU), 8-4

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