Cougars Look to Sweep Huskies in Season Finale

April 17, 2007

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This Week - The 45th ranked Washington State Cougars (14-10, 1-6 Pac-10) look to sweep archrival Washington (3-16, 0-6 Pac-10) when they travel to Seattle, Saturday, April 21 at noon for their season finale...match is scheduled for the Bill Quillian Tennis Stadium but could be moved to the Nordstrom Tennis Center, because of inclement weather.


Series With Washington - Saturday's match against the Huskies will mark the 46th all-time meeting between the two teams...Washington holds a 37-8 record over the Cougars...WSU has captured the last two victories and have a chance since the 1995-96 seasons to defeat Washington in three consecutive matches and sweep the Huskies in a the first meeting of the season, the Cougars earned a 4-3 victory over the Huskies in Pullman, a nonconference match... last victory WSU captured over Washington in Seattle was April 21, 1996 when the Cougars captured a 7-2 victory.


Roping the Gauchos - The Cougars improved its all-time record against UC Santa Barbara to 3-0 after last week's 6-1 victory...WSU was lead by its seniors Amy Toth and Marjolein van de Ven...Both earned single match wins in their respective slots...junior Ekaterina Burduli secured the match victory for the Cougars after her 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 win in the No. 1 slot over Marta Simic...WSU increased its margin of victory with wins in the five and six slots.


She's the van (de Ven) - Senior Marjolein van de Ven captured her team leading 24th victory of the season tying last year's mark, which tied her fifth on the WSU single season victory list...van de Ven defeated UC Santa Barbara's Asagi Onaga, 6-1, 6-2 last week...currently, van de Ven was the fourth player in school history to record back-to-back 20 win seasons.


Great Toth! - Senior Amy Toth continued her winning ways by capturing a straight set 6-1, 6-2 victory against Carina Bjornstrom in the No. 2 slot...Toth has accumulated 75 wins during her four years at WSU...the 75 victories earns her sole possession of fifth place on the all-time lost...she currently holds a 17-17 record.


Double Trouble - Doubles tandem Marjolein van de Ven and Ekaterina Burduli captured their 12th victory of the season against Santa Barbara's top doubles duo Simic/Scattlife, 8-4...WSU's top doubles team now has 22 career victories, which is good enough for seventh place on WSU's all-time doubles victories list.


Hart of the Matter - We're excited to go to Seattle and play the Huskies,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said.  'It's always a huge match for both schools so it should be an exciting battle.'


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