No. 3 Stanford defeats No. 44 WSU, 5-1

Feb. 23, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's team fell to No. 3 Stanford, 5-1, in the first match of a double header Saturday, at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

The No. 44 (ITA) Washington State Cougars (8-3 overall 0-2 Pac-10) found themselves down 1-0 after Stanford (7-1 overall 2-1 Pac-10) won the first two double matches to earn the point.

Doubles tandem Ekaterina Burduli and Ekaterina Kamendova fell to Hilary Barte and Lindsey Burdette, 8-3, at the No. 1 spot, while Aleksandra Cekic and Jessica Gomez were downed by Whitney Deason and Jennifer Yen, 8-3 at No. 2. Teammates Bianca Selaru and Aleksandra Stefanova were up 6-4 when the match was called at No.3.

In singles play, senior Aleksandra Stefanova secured the lone point for the Cougars as she outlasted Lindsey Burdette of Stanford 1-6, 6-4, 10-8. With the win, Stefanova pushes her dual match record to 5-5 on the season.

At No. 3, Freshman Ekaterina Kamendova put up a fight against No. 9 Jessica Nguyen, but ended up falling short as she was defeated 6-2, 6-4.

No. 91 Ekaterina Burduli fell to 20-4 on the season, with a 7-5, 6-4 loss to No. 49 Hilary Barte of Stanford at No. 1. The loss is only the second for Burduli in dual match play.

The match at No. 4 went unfinished.

The Cougars return to action Saturday evening at 6 p.m., as they host Gonzaga in the second portion of a double header at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Stanford 5 def. Washington State 1
February 23, 2008
Simmelink Tennis Courts at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Pullman, Wash.

Numbers is parentheses are order of finish

Doubles1. (1) Barte/Burdette (Stan) def. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) 8-32. (2) Deason/Yen (Stan) def. Cekic/Gomez (WSU) 8-33. (3) Stefanova/Selaru (WSU) def. Hodzic/McVeigh (Stan) 6-4, DNF

Singles1. (4) No. 49 Hilary Barte (Stan) def. No. 91 Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) 7-5, 6-42. (5) Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Lindsey Burdette (Stan) 1-6, 6-4, 10-83. (3) No. 9 Jessica Nguyen (Stan) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) 6-2, 6-44. (6) No. 45 Whitney Deason (Stan) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) 6-4, 2-5, DNF5. (2) No. 31 Carolyn McVeigh (Stan) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) 6-0, 6-16. (1) Jennifer Yen (Stan) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-2, 6-2


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