Cougars Stopped By Oregon, 7-0

March 23, 2008

EUGENE, Ore. - In the second of two matches between WSU and Oregon, the No. 60 Oregon Ducks (9-8 overall, 2-1 Pac-10) evened the series at one a piece as they swept the No. 38 (ITA) Washington State Cougars (11-8 overall, 0-5 Pac-10), 7-0, in Eugene at The Student Tennis Center.

The Ducks jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage after winning two of three doubles matches. At No. 2, Claudia Hirt and Carmen Seremeta of Oregon defeated Washington State's Aleskandra Stefanova and Bianca Selaru by the score of 8-3. At the No. 3 position, the Oregon pairing of Stephanie Mcfarlane and Ana Cecilia Olivos defeated WSU's Aleksandra Cekic and Jessica Gomez, 8-3. Ekaterina Burduli and Ekaterina Kamendova picked up the lone doubles win as they downed Oregon's Celine Rolly and Anna Powaska at the No. 1 position, 8-1.

In singles play, the Cougars experienced much of the same as they did in doubles play as they lost all six singles matches.

Playing at the top of the lineup, senior Ekaterina Burduli fell to Oregon's Celine Rolly in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Aleksandra Stefanova suffered a similar fate at the No.2 slot as she fell to Carmen Seremeta, 6-1, 6-3.

Freshman Ekaterina Kamendova pushed her opponent to a third set before she fell 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (8) to Anna Powaska. Junior Aleksandra Cekic also forceda third set against Claudia Hirt, before she falling 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (4).

The Cougars return home Friday, April 4, as they continue Pac-10 play against Arizona State in the first of six straight home matches to finish off the season at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Oregon 7 def. Washington State 0
March 23, 2008
Eugene, Ore.

Doubles1. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Powaska/Rolly (ORE), 8-12. Seremeta/Hirt (ORE) def. Stefanova/Selaru (WSU), 8-33. Mcfarlane/Olivos (ORE) def. Gomez/Cekic (WSU), 8-3

Singles1. Celine Rolly (ORE) def. No. 54 Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) , 6-1, 6-42. Carmen Seremeta (ORE) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) , 6-1, 6-33. Anna Powaska (ORE) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU), 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (8)4. Stephanie Mcfarlane (ORE) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU), 6-2, 6-15. Claudia Hirt (ORE) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (4)6. Ana Cecilia Olivos (ORE) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-0, 6-17. (EXH) Livia Gherman (WSU) def. Siobhan Cavan (ORE), 7-5


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