No. 32 Arizona Sweeps Washington State Tennis

April 8, 2006

LEWISTON, Idaho - The Washington State Cougars fell to 32nd Arizona, 5-0 in Lewiston, Idaho at the LSCS Tennis Center, Saturday.

Arizona (12-8, 3-2) earned the doubles point as it defeated the Cougars in the No. 1 and No. 3 slots and then won the next four single matches. The Cougars only win came from captain Ekaterina Burduli and junior transfer Marjolein van de Ven as they defeated Danille Steinberg and Camelia Todorova, 8-6 in the No. 2 slot.

WSU (11-11, 0-6) battled hard against the nationally-ranked Wildcats, but could not capture a singles victory. The Delft, Netherlands native, van de Ven, took her opponent, Kasia Jakowlew to a third set tie breaker, but fell 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 (13-11).

'We (WSU) came out, played hard, and competed well against a very good Arizona team,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'I was impressed with the effort from the team and now we're looking forward to hosting Portland tomorrow.'

The Cougars will host the University of Portland Pilots, Sunday, April 9 at the Stadium Way Tennis Center at 10 a.m.

No. 32 Arizona 5, Washington State 0

Doubles

1. Balzert/Mavroleon (UA) def. Ring/Toth (WSU), 8-32. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU) def. Steinberg/Camelia Todorova (UA), 8-63. Jakowlew/Rochefort (UA) def. Cekic/Selaru (WSU), 8-3

Singles

1. No. 48 Danielle Steinberg (UA) def. No. 93 Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) 6-4, 6-42. Stephanie Balzert (UA) def. Amy Toth (WSU 7-6, 6-23. No. 61 Juliette Mavroleon (UA) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU), 6-2, 7-64. Kasia Jakowlew (UA) Marjolein van de Ven, 7-6 3-6 1-0 (13-11)5. DNP6. DNP

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