Cal Poly Edges Washington State, 4-3

March 11, 2008

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Brittany Blalock's three-set win at No. 1 singles clinched the win as Cal Poly upset No. 34 Washington State in a women's tennis match Tuesday afternoon at Mustang Courts.

With the match tied at 3-3, it came down to the top singles position as the Mustangs' Blalock faced the Cougars' Ekaterina Burduli. Blalock easily swept the first set 6-0 before Burduli fought back in the second, winning 6-4. The third set was tied at 4-4 before Blalock captured the last two games to seal the victory.

Cal Poly (7-6) opened the day by taking all three doubles matches for the opening point. Steffi Wong increased the Mustang lead to 2-0 as she defeated Aleksandra Stefanova, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2 singles. Amy Markhoff captured the other Cal Poly point as she needed three sets to defeat Jessica Gomez at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

The Cougars captured three singles wins as Ekaterina Kamendova defeated Whitney Peterson, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4, at No. 3 while Bianca Selaru rallied froma set to post a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Shannon Brady at No.5. Aleksandra Cekic recorded a straight-set, 6-1, 6-4, win over Diane Filip at No. 5 as the Cougars fell to 11-6 on the season.

The Cougars conclude their five-match road trip Friday at No. 37 Washington. Match time is set for 1:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Cal Poly 4 def. No. 34 Washington State 3
March 11, 2008
Mustang Courts
San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Doubles
1. Blalock/Wong (CP) def. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) 8-2
2. Malex/Brady (CP) def. Selaru/Stefanova (WSU) 8-6
3. Filip/Markhoff (CP) def. Cekic/Nicolas (WSU) 8-4

Singles
1. Brittany Blalock (CP) def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
2. Steffi Wong (CP) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Whitney Peterson (CP) 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
4. Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Sharron Brady (CP) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
5. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Diane Filip (CP) 6-1, 6-4
6. Amy Markhoff (CP) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

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