Cougars Capture Four Singles Matches To Defeat Nevada, 4-3

Feb. 17, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - Senior Ekaterina Burduli captured her seventh dual match victory of the season as the Washington State women's tennis team defeated the visiting Nevada Wolf Pack, 4-3, Sunday, at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

The No. 46 (ITA) Washington State Cougars (7-1 overall) found themselves down 1-0 after Nevada (1-3 overall) swept the doubles portion of the match to earn the point.

In singles play the Cougars fought their way back into the match as freshman Ekaterina Kamendova defeated Florence De Vrye of Nevada, 6-4, 7-5 at the No. 3 spot. Junior Aleksandra Cekic picked up her fifth win in dual match play after posting a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Nevada's Lais Ogata at No. 5.

At No. 1, senior Ekaterina Burduli continued her strong play with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over No. 48 Maria Mizyuk. Burduli now has 81 career singles victories which is second all-time on the WSU career wins list and just six wins behind Erica Perkins for first all-time.

WSU clinched the win on the last match of the day, as freshman Jessica Gomez picked up her third victory of the season in dual match play, as she posted a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory over Audrey Bardot of Nevada at the No. 6 spot.

The Cougars returns to action Wednesday, February, 17 at noon, as they host Boise State at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Washington State 4 def. Nevada 3
February 17, 2008
Simmelink Tennis Courts at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Pullman, Wash.

Doubles1. (2)Mizyuk/Dinh (Nevada) def. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) 8-22. (1)Bailly/Ogata (Nevada) def. Nicolas/Selaru (WSU) 8-13. (3)Hall/De Vrye (Nevada) def. Stefanova/Cekic (WSU) 8-5

Singles1. (4)Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Maria Mizyuk (Nevada) 4-6, 6-2, 6-32. (2)Caroline Bailly (Nevada) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) 6-0, 6-13. (3)Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Florence Dr Vrye (Nevada) 6-4, 7-54. (1)Alice Hall (Nevada) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) 6-0, 6-25. (5)Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Lais Ogata (Nevada) 6-3, 6-16. (6)Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Audrey Bardot (Nevada) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2


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