Cougars Sweep Bobcats , 7-0
April 12, 2008
Pullman, Wash. - Marina Nicolas led the way for the Cougars with strong play at No. 6 which guided the Cougars to a 7-0 sweep of Montana State in their first match of a double header, Saturday.
The Cougars improved to 14-9 on the season and are 1-6 in the Pac-10. With the win, WSU has recorded 14 wins in each of the last three seasons.
WSU started things of strong sweeping all three doubles matches, earning them an early 1-0 lead. The No.3 tandem of Aleksandra Stefanova and Aleksandra Cekic started things off with an, 8-3, victory over Nuria Hernandez and McKenzie Hilmer. Marina Nicolas and her partner Bianca Selaru clinched the point for the Cougars with an, 8-5, win over Montana State's Laura Villegas and Stephanie Jasper. At No. 1, Ekaterina Burduli and Ekaterina Kamendova finished off the sweep by defeating Allison Fey and Ali Griffen, 8-5.
In singles, the Cougars did not lose a set as they won all six singles matches. Starting at No. 1 singles, senior Ekaterina Burduli continued her strong play with a, 6-0, 6-3 win over Montana State's Stephanie Jasper. Fellow senior Aleksandra Stefanova earned a victory over Nuria Hernandez, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2. Ekaterina Kamendova downed Laura Villegas of Montana State, 6-2, 7-5 (5), at No. 3. Aleksandra Cekic increased the lead for the Cougars as she earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ali Griffen at No. 4.
Bianca Selaru earned a victory after her opponent forced a tie-breaker in the second set. Selaru finished off the win with a score of, 6-2, 7-6 (3), over Remy Clark at No. 5. Marina Nicolas finished the win for the Cougars with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Allison Fey at the No. 6 spot.
Washington State returns to action for the second portion of its double header against Portland State at 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
No. 40 Washington State 7 def. Montana State 0
April 12, 2008
WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts
Doubles1. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Fey/Griffen (MS) 8-52. Nicolas/Selaru (WSU) def. Villegas/Jasper (MS) 8-53. Stefanova/Cekic (WSU) def. Hernandez/Hilmer (MS) 8-3
Singles1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Stephanie Jasper (MS) 6-0, 6-32. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Nuria Hernandez (MS) 6-1, 6-13. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Laura Villegas (MS) 6-2, 7-6 (5)4. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Ali Griffen (MS) 6-2, 6-15. Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Remy Clark (MS) 6-2, 7-6 (3)6. Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Allison Fey (MS) 6-1, 6-2