Cougars Fall to No. 9 UCLA

March 7, 2008

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The No. 36 Washington State University women's tennis team, playing its first outdoor match of the season, opened a five-match road trip by falling to No. 9 UCLA Friday afternoon at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.

The Bruins opened the afternoon by sweeping all three doubles matches to grab the opening point. The 15th-ranked team of Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda defeated the Cougars' top pair of Ekaterina Burduli and Ekaterina Kamendova, 8-3. The Bruins' No. 3 team of Ashley Joelson and Yasmin Schnack clinched the doubles point with an 8-1 win over Bianca Selaru and Aleksandra Stefanova, 8-1.

In singles play the Bruins posted straight-set wins in all six matches. Four of the top six UCLA players are ranked among the nation's top 58 players, led by No. 7 Zalameda who defeated No. 44 Burduli 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Stephanie Wetmore at No. 6 defeated Jessica Gomez 6-0, 6-2 was the first singles match complete to increase the lead to 2-0.

No. 56 Elizabeth Lumpkin made it 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Aleksandra Cekic at No. 5 singles before No. 36 Andrea Remynse defeated Kamendova, 6-2, 6-1, to clinch the match. Lin, ranked No. 58, followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Stefanova while Joelson ended the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Selaru.

The Cougars are next in action Saturday when they face No. 7 USC. Match time is set for noon.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
No. 9 UCLA 7 def. No. 36 Washington State 0
March 7, 2008
Los Angeles Tennis Center
Los Angeles, Calif.

Doubles
1. (15) Lin/Zalameda (UCLA) def. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) 8-3
2. (51) Lumpkin/ Wetmore (UCLA) def. Cekic/Marina Nicolas (WSU) 8-0
3. Joelson/Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Selaru/Stefanova (WSU) 8-1
UCLA Wins Doubles Point -- Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

Singles
1. (7) Riza Zalameda (UCLA) def. (44) Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) 6-3, 6-0
2. (58) Tracy Lin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
3. (36) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) 6-2, 6-1*
4. Ashley Joelson (UCLA) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) 6-4, 6-3
5. (56) Elizabeth Lumpkin (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-0, 6-2
* Denotes Clinching Match -- Order of Finish: 6, 5, 3, 1, 2, 4

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