Cougars Blank Air Force

Feb. 2, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash.- The No. 43 (ITA) Washington State Cougars tennis team continued their tough play as they defeated the Air Force Falcons 7-0 in the second of three matches this weekend, Saturday February 2, at Colorado Springs, Colo.

WSU (5-0 overall) was in control from the beginning after sweeping the three doubles matches to earn the doubles point. Then they won all six singles matches to finish off their fifth straight victory.

At No. 1, senior Ekaterina Burduli and her doubles partner Ekaterina Kamendova defeated Air Force's Erika Shortridge and Meghan Kiser 8-2, while Aleksandra Cekic and Aleksandra Stefanova downed Christine Abayan and Erlyn Rudico 8-6 at No. 2. Marina Nicolas and Bianca Selaru finished off the sweep with an 8-6 win over Lauren Wilson and Samantha Sarkis at No. 3.

In singles play, freshman Ekaterina Kamendova continued her dominance at No. 3 as she defeated Erika Shortridge, 6-0, 6-3. Fellow freshman Marina Nicolas picked up a win as she downed Sarah Cassman, 7-5, 6-6 at No. 6. At No. 2 Senior Aleksandra Stefanova took care of Lauren Wilson, 7-5, 6-2 while Bianca Selaru defeated Christen Monreal, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4. After the match was already decided, junior Aleksandra Cekic added another victory as she posted a 6-2, 1-6, (10-5) win over Katrina Eromin at No. 5.

Senior Ekaterina Burduli continued her tough play as she picked up her 79 career victory which ties her for second all time on the WSU all-time list when she downed Air Force's Christine Abayan, 6-1, 6-4.

The Cougars return to action when they face Denver, Sunday, Feb. 3 at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Washington State 7 def. Air Force 0
February 2, 2008
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Singles1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Christine Abayan, 6-1, 6-42. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Lauren Wilson, 7-5, 6-23. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Erika Shortridge, 6-0, 6-34. Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Christen Monreal, 6-2, 6-05. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Katrina Eromin, 6-2, 1-6, (10-5)6. Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Sarah Cassman, 7-5, 6-4

Doubles1. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Shortridge/Meghan Kiser, 8-22. Cekic/Stefanova (WSU) def. Abayan/Erlyn Rudico, 8-63. Nicolas/Selaru (WSU) def. Wilson/Samantha Sarkis, 8-6
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