No. 34 Cougars Fall to Washington, 6-1

March 14, 2008

SEATTLE, Wash. - In the first of two matches this season between the in-state rivals, the 37th-ranked University of Washington defeated No. 34 Washington State University, 6-1, Friday afternoon in a nonconference match at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

The Huskies (10-4) jumped out quick by sweeping all three doubles matches to earn the opening point.

Washington increased its lead to 2-0 following No. 41 Venise Chan's 6-1, 6-1 win over No. 44 Ekaterina Burduli. No. 98 Tara Simpson posted a 6-0, 7-6 victory over Ekaterina Kamendova at No. 3 before Kelsey Anonsen clinched the match with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Jessica Gomez at No. 6.

The Cougars received their lone victory at No. 5 singles when Aleksandra Cekic rallied from a set down to defeat Vanja Radunovic, 6-7, 7-5, (10-5) in a third-set super tiebreaker. Washington also received wins at No. 4 when Joyce Ardies defeated Bianca Selaru 6-3, 4-06, 6-3, and Aleksandra Malovic escaped with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over WSU's Aleksandra Stefanova at No. 2.

The Cougars do not return to action until Mar. 23 when they travel to Eugene, Ore., to face the Oregon Ducks in a Pacific-10 Conference clash. Earlier this season WSU posted a 4-3 victory over the Ducks in Pullman.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
No. 37 Washington 6 def. No. 34 Washington State 1
March 14, 2008
Nordstrom Tennis Center
Seattle, Wash.

Doubles
1. Ardies/Simpson (UW) def. Burduli/Cekic (WSU), 8-0
2. Chan/Anonsen (UW) def. Marina Nicolas/Kamendova (WSU), 8-5
3. Malovic/Radunovic (UW) def. Selaru/Stefanova (WSU), 8-1
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles
1. (41) Venise Chan (UW) def. (44) Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 6-1, 6-1
2. Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. (98) Tara Simpson (UW) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU), 6-0, 7-6 (6)
4. Joyce Ardies (UW) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
5. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Vanja Radunovic (UW), 6-7 (5), 7-5, (10-5)
6. Kelsey Anonsen (UW) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU), 7-5, 6-4
Order of finish: 1, 3, 6, 4, 2, 5

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