No. 24 Women's Tennis Blanks Washington State 7-0
Feb. 17, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. The No. 24 Arizona State Women's Tennis team were at their finest Satruday afternoon as they swept the Washington State Cougars 7-0, winning all nine singles and doubles matches on the day. The Sun Devils improve to 6-1 on the season and a perfect 2-0 in conference play.
The Sun Devils started off on the right foot in doubles going three-for-three with the Devil duo of Sabrina Capannolo and Jessica Leitch leading the way with an 8-3 win over WSU's Ashley Spicer and Amy Toth. The No. 8 duo of Kady Pooler and Roxanne Clarke and their teammates Rebecca Rankin and Nadia Abdala paired up to win their doubles sets at 8-4 apiece.
In singles, the Devils came out strong against the Cougars with only one match going past two sets as Roxanne Clarke topped Marjolein van de Ven 6-4, 2-6 and (1-0) in a tiebreak. Her fellow Sun Devils all rallied to beat their Cougar opponents in straight sets, with Rebecca Rankin having a near-perfect match topping Bianca Selaru 6-1, 6-0.
The Sun Devils are now 6-1 on the year with more conference play approaching next weekend as they host #1 Stanford and #11 California next weekend in Tempe at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center. The Sun Devils will face the Cardinal Friday at 1:30 p.m. and the Bears at noon on Saturday.
Results from No. 24 Arizona State vs. Washington State
1.) #8 Pooler/Clarke (ASU) def. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU) - 8-4
2.) Capannolo/Leitch (ASU) def. Spicer/Toth (WSU) - 8-3
3.) Rankin/N. Abdala (ASU) def. Stefanova/Cekic (WSU) - 8-4
1.) Sabrina Capannolo (ASU) def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) - 6-0, 6-2
2.) Nadia Abdala (ASU) def. Amy Toth (WSU) - 6-4, 6-3
3.) Roxanne Clarke (ASU) def. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) - 6-4, 2-6 (1-0)
4.) Kady Pooler (ASU) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) - 7-5, 6-1
5.) Rebecca Rankin (ASU) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) - 6-1, 6-0
6.) Laila Abdala (ASU0 def. Ashley Spicer (WSU) - 6-1, 6-1