Burduli Leads the Way at Cougar Classic

Sept. 22, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State Cougars will be sending three singles players and two doubles teams to the finals Sunday for the Cougar Classic.

For No.1 singles senior Ekaterina Burduli (Tel Aviv, Israel) defeated Gonzaga's Aglaya Kokurina 6-0, 6-2 to advance to the finals. She will face Boise States Bianca Jochimsen in finals.

'Eka our team captain, comes out everyday and takes care of business, ' Washington State's Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'The other players on the team really look up to her for that.'

The Cougars will also be sending No. 2 singles player Aleksandra Stefanvoa and No. 3 singles player Marina Nicolas to the finals as well. Nicolas a freshman has only lost 4 games in her three singles matches during the tournament.

Washington State will be sending a team to the finals to both No.1 and No.2 doubles. Burduli and freshman Ekaterina Kamendova will team up to take on Bianca Jochimsen and Laura Baum from Boise State in the finals. In No. 2 doubles Bianca Selaru and Marina Nicolas will face Danielle Farmer and Rika Medndiratta from Gonzaga.

2007 Cougar Classic Day Two Results#1 SinglesSemifinalsEkatertina Burduli (WSU) def. Aglaya Kokurina (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-2Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU), 6-7, 6-2, 6-3

ConsolationAleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Martyna Nowak (Montana) 6-2, 6-1Irimescu (Idaho) def. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU), 6-2, 6-1

BackdrawMegan Sporndli (Portland) def. Laura Baum (BSU), ScratchEmily Anderson (Gonzaga) def. Corina Lazar (Wyoming), Scratch

Kasey Knox (EWU), BYELindsey Griffin (Portland) def. Liz Walker (Montana), Scratch

#2 SinglesSemifinalsRika Mehndiratta (Gonzaga) def. Yvette Ly (Idaho), 6-3, 7-6 (5)Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Rachel Berger (EWU), 6-1, 6-3

ConsolationRebecca Berger (Wyoming) def. Kristen MacWialliams (Gonzaga), 6-3, 6-1Rebecca Bran (Montana) def. Danielle Farmer (Gonzaga), 6-4, 6-4

BackdrawJana Siwa (Idaho), BYEAmanda Bran (Montana) def. Marie Demerath (EWU), 7-6, 6-0

Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Jenna Tanzer (Portland), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1Stefanie Doolittle (Portland) def. Jamie Nelson (Wyoming), 6-0, 6-2

#3 SinglesSemifinalsAnna Gullickson (Portland) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU), 6-4, 6-2Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Carly VanHollen (Wyoming), 6-0, 6-2

ConsolationNatalie Kirch (Idaho) def. Carrie Schofield (Gonzaga), 7-5, 6-3Audree Jenks (Portland) def. Courtney Lau (Gonzaga), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1BackdrawAmanda Mankovits (EWU) def. Kayla Moyse (Montana), 6-4, 6-2Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) def. Clare Dodge (Gonazaga), 6-3, 6-1

Kayla Dantzler (Idaho), BYEJessica Souza (Montana), BYE

#4 SinglesSemifinalsCarolina Chaix (Wyoming) def. Cara Lehman (Montana), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2Michelle Brown (Wyoming) def. Alyson Lee (Gonzaga), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

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

BackdrawLivia Gherman (WSU) def. Judy Liening (EWU), 7-6, 5-7, 6-2Katie Colton (Gonzaga) def. Jessica Casebier (WSU), 7-6, 6-1

#1 DoublesSecond RoundBurduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Walker/Nowak (Montana), 8-4Griffin/Sporndli (Portland) def. Anderson/Kokurina (Gonzaga), 8-7Cekic/Gomez (WSU) def. Bran/Bran (Montana), 8-5Jochimsen/Baum (BSU) def. Knox/Mankovits (EWU), 8-6

SemifinalsBurduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Griffin/Sprondli (Portland), 9-7Jochimsen/Baum (BSU) def. Cekic/Gomez (WSU), 8-3

ConsolationDemerath/Dolack (EWU), BYEBrown/Lazer (Wyoming), BYEBerger/VanHollen (Wyoming) def. Schofield/MacWilliams (Gonzaga), 8-6Doolittle/Tanzer (Portland) def. Irimescu/Siwa (Idaho), 9-8

Demerath/Dolack (EWU) def. Brown/Lazer (Wyoming), ScratchDoolittle/Tanzer (Portland) def. Berger/VanHollen (Wyoming), 8-3

BackdrawAnderson/Kokurina (Gonzaga) def. Walker/Nowak (Montana), 8-3Knox/Mankovits (EWU) def. Bran/Bran (Montana), 8-1

Irimescu/Siwa (Idaho) def. Schofield/MacWilliam (Gonzaga), 8-5

#2DoublesSecond RoundGullickson/Jenks (Portland) def. Ly/Kirch (Idaho), 8-3Mehndiratta/Farmer (Gonzaga) def. Moyse/Dantzler (Montana), 9-7Souza/Lehman (Montana) def. Lee/Colton (Gonzaga), 8-4Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) def. Leuenberger/Berger (EWU), 8-2

SemifinalsMehndiratta/Farmer (Gonzaga) def. Gullickson/Jenks (Portland), 9-8Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) def. Souza/Lehman (Montana), 8-4

ConsolationLiening/Argones (EWU), BYEGherman/Stefanova (WSU) def. Chaix/Nelson (Wyoming), 8-6Konomos/Casebier (WSU), BYELau/Dodge (Gonzaga) def. Fleckenstein/Housinger (Portland/Gonzaga), Scratch

Gherman/Stefanova (WSU) def. Liening/Argones (EWU), 8-4Lau/Dodge (Gonzaga) def. Konomos/Casebier (WSU), 8-3

BackdrawChaix/Nelson (Wyoming), BYEFleckenstein/Housinger (Portland/Gonzaga), BYEChaix/Nelson (Wyoming) def. Fleckenstein/Housinger (Portland/Gonzaga), Default.

Ly/Kirch (Idaho) def. Moyse/Dantzler (Montana), 8-5Leuenberger/Berger (EWU) def. Lee/Colton (Gonzaga), 8-0

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