Cougars Upset No. 61 South Alabama

April 16, 2006

Pullman, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis defeated No. 58 South Alabama, 4-2 Sunday. Double matches were not played, because the match was played to completion.

The Cougars (13-11) are riding a two game win streak into their final weekend of play against two conference rivals, Washington and Oregon.

Sophomore Aleksandra Stefanova clinched the match for the Cougars in the No. 6 position. Stefanova dropped the first set, 4-6, but rebounded to take the final two sets, 7-6, 6-4.

Captain Ekaterina Burduli continued her winning ways after defeating No. 91 Adrianna Solarova, 6-3, 6-4. Burduli has 23 wins on the season and is tied for 7th in the Single Season Top-10 list. The Tel Aviv, Israel native is nationally-ranked 93rd.

The Jaguars (13-8) defeated Washington, Friday, 5-2 and upset No. 31 Alabama, Wednesday, 6-1.

'We're excited about the win, because South Alabama has a few quality wins and are a real good team,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'We're looking forward to matches against Oregon and Washington and hopefully can end the season on a high note.'

The Cougars will be back in action as they host archrival Washington, Friday, April 21, at 1:30 p.m. The Cougars will conclude their dual match season against Oregon, Sunday, April 23 at noon.

WSU RESULTS vs. SOUTH ALABAMA (WSU, 4-2)

Singles1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Adrianna Solarova (USA), 6-3, 6-42. Amy Toth (WSU) def. Jelena Krivacevic (USA), 4-6, 7-5, 6-43. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Maria Zivicova (USA), 6-4, Def.4. Michaela Babicova (USA) def. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU), 6-0, 6-45. Dijana Stanic (USA) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU), 6-3, 6-7, 6-26. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Sylvanie Spangenberg (USA), 4-6, 7-6, 6-4

DoublesNot Played

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