Cougars Open Season With 7-0 Sweep Over Gonzaga

Jan. 20, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University women's tennis opened its 2007 season with a 7-0 victory over visiting Gonzaga University Saturday afternoon at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

The Cougars came out strong by sweeping all three doubles matches. At No. 1, Ekaterina Burduli and Marjolein van de Ven posted an 8-0 win over Emily Anderson and Kendall Bates while Bianca Selaru and Aleksandra Stefanova clinched the doubles point with an 8-1 win at No. 3 over Kimberly Aigner and Carrie Schofield. Amy Toth and Ashley Spicer made it a clean sweep with an 8-5 win over Sydney Lederhouse and Aglaya Kokurina at No. 2.

In singles play the Cougars posted straight-set wins in all six matches. Selaru was first off after a 6-0, 6-2 win over Schofield at No. 4 followed by van de Ven's 6-0, 6-1 victory over Bates at No. 3. Burduli, ranked 85th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, clinched the team victory by posting a 6-1, 6-3 win over Anderson at No. 1. Toth then recorded a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 2 over Lederhouse, Spicer had a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 6 over Aigner and Stefanova closed out the match with a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 5 over Kokurina.

The Cougars continue their season-opening doubleheader when they host Eastern Washington University Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Washington State 7 def. Gonzaga 0
January 20, 2007
Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Pullman, Wash.

Doubles:
1. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU) def. Anderson/Bates (GU) 8-0
2. Toth/Spicer (WSU) def. Lederhouse/Kokurina (GU) 8-5
3. Selaru/Stefanova (WSU) def. Aigner/Schofield (GU) 8-1

Singles:
1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Emily Anderson (GU) 6-1, 6-3
2. Amy Toth (WSU) def. Sydney Lederhouse (GU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Kendall Bates (GU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Carrie Schofield (GU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Aglaya Kokurina (GU) 6-0, 6-4
6. Ashley Spicer (WSU) def. Kimberly Aigner (GU) 6-2, 6-2

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