Cougar Tennis Day One

Sept. 21, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. -Washington State posted good numbers at opening day of the Cougar Classic. The Cougars will be sending five singles players and 3 doubles teams to the third round of the tournament.

'I was very pleased with how we competed,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'We have some things to work on, but it's good to see that we are being represented by five singles players and three doubles teams in the semis.'

Senior Ekaterina Burduli (Tel Aviv, Israel), ranked 113th preseason in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, started strong in the first round with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Montana's Martyna Nowak. In the second round she defeated Portland's Megan Sprondli 6-1, 6-0 to reach the semifinals.

Freshman Ekaterina Kamendova advanced to the No. 1 singles semifinals with wins over Montana's Liz Walker and Gonzaga's Emily Anderson.

In No. 2 singles Bianca Selaru posted one win while teammate Aleksandra Stefanova reached the semifinals with two victories.

The No. 1 doubles team of Aleksandra Cekic and Jessic Gomez won their first round match over Gonzaga's Carrie Schofield and Kristen MacWilliams, 8-4 to advance to the second round.

2007 Cougar Classic Day One Results#1 SinglesFirst RoundEkaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Martyna Nowak (Montana), 6-2, 7-5Megan Sporndli (Portland), BYELaura Baum (BSU) def. Kasey Knox (EWU), 6-2, 7-5Aglaya Kokurina (Gonzaga) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU), 6-3, 6-3Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Lindsey Griffin (Portland), 7-6, 6-2Emily Anderson (Gonzaga) def. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU), 6-0, 6-3Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Liz Walker (Montana), 4-6, 6-2, 6-3Corina Lazar (Wyoming) def. Irmescu (Idaho), 6-2, 2-6,6-4

Second roundEkaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Megan Sporndli (Portland), 6-1, 6-0Laura Baum (BSU) def. Aglaya Kokurina (Gonzaga), 6-3, 6-1Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Corina Lazar (Wyoming), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Emily Anderson (Gonzaga), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5

ConsolationMartyna Nowak (Montana), BYEAleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Kasey Knox (EDU), 6-4, 6-4Irmescu (Idaho) def. Lindsey Griffen (Portland), 6-3, 6-1Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) def. Liz Walker (Montana) Scratch

#2 SinglesFirst RoundBianca Selaru (WSU) def. Rebecca Berger (Wyoming), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2Rika Mehndiratta (Gonzaga) def. Amanda Bran (Montana), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2Yvette Ly (Idaho) def. Kristen MacWilliam (Gonzaga), 6-1, 7-6, 6-2Jenna Tanzer (Portland) def. Marie Demerath (EWU), 6-2, 6-1Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Danielle Farmer (Gonzaga) 6-0, 6-2Jamie Nelson (Wyoming) def. Jana Siwa (Idaho), 6-2, 6-3Rebecca Bran (Montana) def. Rachel Berger (EWU), 6-4, 6-2Stefanie Doolittle (Portland), BYE

Second roundRika Mehndiratta (Gonzaga) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU), 6-0, 6-3Yvette Ly (Idaho) def. Jenna Tanzer (Portland), 6-1, 6-2Aleksandra Stefanova def. Jamie Nelson (Wyoming), Score Not AvailableRachel Berger (EWU) def. Stefanie Doolittle (Portland), 6-2, 7-5

ConsolationRebecca Berger (Wyoming) def. Amanda Bran (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-3Kristen MacWilliams (Gonzaga) def. Marie Demerath (EWU), 6-3, 7-5Danielle Farmer (Gonzaga) def. Jana Siwa (Idaho), 6-2, 4-6, 6-4Rebecca Bran (Wyoming), BYE

#3 SinglesFirst RoundAmanda Mankovits (EWU), BYEJessica Gomez (WSU) def. Carrie Schofield (Gonzaga), 6-2, 6-1Anna Gullickson (Portland) def. Natalie Kirch (Idaho) 6-1, 6-1Kayla Moyse (Montana), BYEMarina Nicolas (WSU) def. Kayla Dantzler (Idaho), 6-0, 6-0Carly VanHollen (Wyoming) def. Audree Jenks, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) def. Courtney Lau (Gonzaga), 5-7, 6-4, 6-1Clare Dodge (Gonzaga) def. Jessica Souza (Montana), 5-7, 6-4,6-1

Second RoundJessica Gomez (WSU) def. Amanda Mankovits (EWU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2Anna Gullickson (Portland) def. Kayla Moyse (Montana), Score Not AvailableMarina Nicolas (WSU) def. Sarah Leuenberger (EWU), 6-1, 6-2Carly VanHollen (Wyoming) def. Clare Dodge (Gonzaga), 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

ConsolationCarrie Schofield (Gonzaga), BYENatalie Kirch (Idaho), BYECourtney Lau (Gonzaga) def. Kayla Danzter (Idaho), 6-4, 6-2Audree Jenks (Portland) def. Jessica Souza (Montana), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2

#4 SinglesFirst RoundCara Lehman (Montana), BYELivia Gherman (WSU) def. Laura Housinger (Gonzaga), 6-2, 6-4Judy Liening (EWU), BYECarolina Chaix (Wyoming) def. Nicole Fleckenstein (Portland), 6-2, 6-4Katie Colton (Gonzaga) def. Kara Konomos (WSU), 2-6, 6-3, 7-6Michelle Brown (Wyoming), BYEJessica Casebier (WSU) def. Elaine Aragones (EWU), 6-3, 6-1Allyson Lee (Gonzaga), BYE

Second RoundCara Lehman (Montana) def. Livia Gherman (WSU), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2Carolina Chiax (Wyoming) def. Judy Liening (EWU), 6-0, 6-2Michelle Brown (Wyoming) def. Katie Colton (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-0Allyson Lee (Gonzaga) def. Jessica Casebier (WSU), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

ConsolationLaura Housinger (Gonzaga), BYENicole Fleckenstein (Portland), BYEKara Konomos (WSU), BYEElaine Aragones (EWU), BYE

Laura Housinger (Gonzaga) def. Nicole Fleckenstein (Portland), 6-2, 6-0Kara Konomos (WSU) def. Elaine Aragones (EWU), 6-3, 6-2

#1 DoublesFirst RoundBurduli/Kamendova (WSU), BYEWalker/Nowak (Montana) def. Demerath/Dolack (EWU), 8-6Anderson/Kokurina (Gonzaga) def. Brown/Lazar (Wyoming), 8-6Griffin/Sporndli (Portland), BYEBarn/Bran (Montana) def. Berger/VanHollen (Wyoming), 8-3Cekic/Gomez (WSU) def. Schofield/MacWilliam (Gonzaga), 8-4Knox/Mankovits EWU def. Doolittle/Tanzer (Portland), 8-4Jochimsen/Baum (BSU) def. Irimescu/Siwa (Idaho), 8-4

#2 DoublesFirst RoundGullikson/Jenks (Portland), BYELy/Kirch (Idaho) def. Liening/ Argonnes (EWU), 8-3Moyse/Ness (Montana) def. Gherman/Stefanova (WSU), 8-6Mehndiratta/Farmer (Gonzaga) def. Chaix/Nelson (Wyoming), 8-6Souza/Lehman (Montana), BYELee/Colton (Gonzaga) def. Konomos/Casebier (WSU), 8-1Levenberger/Berger (EWU) def. Fleckenstein/Housinger (Portland/Gonzaga), 8-4Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) def. Lau/Dodge (Gozaga), 8-5

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