WSU Tennis Heads To Utah For Two Matches

Feb. 26, 2002

The Washington State women's tennis team heads to the state of Utah for two matches. The Cougars, ranked 29th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's rankings, play at Utah Sunday and No. 49 Brigham Young Monday. Washington State is 2-2 this season.

'We're going down Friday to get a lot of practice,' said WSU coach Cari Groce. 'It will be tough getting used to the change in altitude. We need to hit a lot of balls before our matches to get ready for Utah and BYU.'

The Cougars are anchored by Erica Perkins, a senior ranked 67th, and Stacy McKenna, a sophomore ranked 34th nationally. Combined they form the No. 11 doubles team, the highest ranking ever for a Cougar doubles team.

The ITA ranked McKenna ninth in the Northwest region. Perkins is ranked 12th, while Lorena Arias is ranked 29th in the region. McKenna and Perkins form the sixth-ranked team in the region. Arias and doubles partner Chris Martinez are ranked 12th. Sophomore Zorana Roganovic and freshman Zsofi Fodor are tied for 14th for this region.

The Cougars next competition will be in Spokane against Boise State (March 8), Washington (March 9) and Fresno State (March 10).

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