Cougars Fall to UCLA

March 10, 2006

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Washington State University Cougars fell to the Bruins of UCLA, Friday, 7-0. The Bruins used four ranked singles players and one ranked doubles tandem to take down the Cougars. The loss drops the Cougars to 5-6 on the season and the Bruins move to 8-2.

Ekaterina Burduli, who found her way back into the rankings Tuesday, lost to No. 24 Laura Gordon, 6-1, 6-2. The Tel Aviv, Israel native is ranked No. 84 and has played 11 dual matches in the No. 1 with a record of 6-5 (14-9).

Junior Amy Toth was the only Cougar to take her opponent to all three sets. She won the first set 3-6, but dropped the second set, 6-1. The final set was close, but Toth fell to No. 37 Tracy Lin, 1-0 (10-7). Toth currently has an overall record of 14-8 and 6-5 in dual match play.

Doubles duo Maria Ring and Toth lost to No. 51 Elizabeth Lumpkin and Alex McGoodwin in the No.1 slot, 8-0. The loss still keeps the tandem in first place in dual match victories with six.

The Cougars will now gear up for No. 6 University of Southern California at Los Angeles, Calif. The match is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at noon.

(73) WSU RESULTS vs. (16) UCLA (7-0 UCLA)Singles1.  (24) Laura Gordon (UCLA) def. (84) Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 6-1, 6-22.  (37) Tracy Lin (UCLA), def. Amy Toth (WSU), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7)3.  Alex McGoodwin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU), 6-1, 6-24.  (73) Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU), 7-6 (6), 6-25.  Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-0, 6-06.  Anna-Viktoria Lind (UCLA) def. Maria Ring (WSU), 6-1, 6-1

Doubles1. (51) Lumpkin/McGoodwon (UCLA) def. Ring/Toth (WSU), 8-02. Joelson/Lin (UCLA) def. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU), 8-03. DID NOT PLAY

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