Cougars Fall To No. 48 Boise State, 5-2

April 1, 2007

BOISE, Idaho - The No. 48 Boise State University women's tennis team captured four singles matches en route to a 5-2 win over No. 39 Washington State Sunday afternoon at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex.

With the loss the Cougars fall to 12-8 on the season while Boise State improves to 12-2.

The match began with Boise State capturing the doubles point by winning two of three doubles matches. WSU's top team of Ekaterina Burduli and Marjolein van de Ven won at No. 1 with an 8-4 win over Laura Baum and Jana Mackova. Boise State's Tatiana Ganzha teamed with Polina Kokoulina at No. 2 doubles to defeat Amy Toth and Anastesia Opata 8-3 while Tiffany Coll and Klaudia Wlodarczyk posted an 8-3 win over Aleksandra Cekic and Aleksandra Stefanova at No. 3 to clinch the point.

In singles play Burduli had no trouble with Boise State's Bianca Jochimsen at No. 1, posting a 6-1, 6-0 victory. The other Cougar point came at No 3 singles where van de Ven recorded her team-leading 22nd victory with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Mackova.

The Broncos captured straight-set wins at No. 2 and No. 6 as Kokoulina recorded a 6-2, 6-3 win over Toth at No. 2 and Coll had a 6-4, 6-1 win over Opata at No. 6.

The Cougars posted opening-set wins at both No. 4 and No. 5 only to see the Broncos rally for victories. At No. 4 Wlodarczyk rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Cekic and at No. 5 Stacey Housley needed a third-set tiebreaker for a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 win over Stefanova, closing out the match.

The Cougars are next in action Thursday when they begin a three-match, Northern California road swing with a nonconference match at Santa Clara. WSU then returns to Pacific-10 Conference play Friday at Stanford.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Boise State 5 def. Washington State 2
Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex
Boise, Idaho
Apr. 1, 2007

Singles
1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU), 6-1, 6-0
2. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-2, 6-3
3. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Jana Mackova (BSU), 6-3, 6-4
4. Klauia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
6. Tiffany Coll (BSU) def. Anastesia Opata (WSU), 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
1. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU) def. Baum/Mackova (BSU), 8-4
2. Ganzha/Kokoulina (BSU) def. Toth/Opata (WSU), 8-3
3. Coll/Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Stefanova/Cekic (WSU), 8-3


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