Cougar Tennis Sweeps Hawaii

March 15, 2006

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Washington State University Cougars swept Hawaii, 6-0, Tuesday evening. The match suffered many rain delays, but concluded with the Cougars defeating the Rainbow Wahine, 6-0. Due to inclement weather, the singles matches were played first and doubles was not played. The win improves the Cougars to 6-7 on the year.

Sophomore Ekaterina Burduli got back to her winning ways after she defeated Kana Aikawa, 6-0, 6-1. The win improves Burduli's mark to 15-10 and 7-6 in dual match play. She is currently No. 84 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Teammate Marjolein van de Ven defeated her opponent, Jacqui Williams, 6-1, 6-3. The win improves the junior transfer to a team best 16-9 and 7-6 in dual match play.

WSU head coach Lisa Hart was excited by the effort brought forth by her team as they look forward to Thursday's matches.

'I was really proud of the way the girls came out and competed after the delays,' Hart said. 'We competed hard and got the deserved win.'

The Cougars will be back on the courts Thursday, March 16 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Cougars will play Wyoming Thursday morning and Iowa State will follow. Both matches will be played in Honolulu, Hawaii.

No. 71 WSU RESULTS vs. HAWAII (WSU, 6-0)Singles1.  No. 84 Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Kana Aikawa (HAWAII), 6-0, 6-12.  Amy Toth (WSU) def. Chloe Bihag (HAWAII), 6-3, 6-23.  Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Erin Katayama (HAWAII), 6-4, 7-54.  Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Jacqui Williams (HAWAII), 6-1, 6-35.  Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Samanta Cappella (HAWAII), 6-4, 6-16.  Maria Ring (WSU) def. Florence Wasko (HAWAII), 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6)

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