WSU Tennis Cruises Past New Mexico

Feb. 15, 2003

Lewiston, Idaho-- The No. 43 WSU women's tennis team won its fourth consecutive match with a 5-2 victory over No. 65 New Mexico Saturday.

WSU (4-1) earned the doubles point by winning all three doubles matches. At No. 1 singles, Washington State's 45th ranked Lorena Arias and Chris Martinez beat Meja Kovacek and Tjasa Suvak, 9-7. Zorana Roganovic and Orsolya Sallai knocked off Maria Ruiz-Fabrega and Rachel Hatley, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles. Cougars Nora Gaal and Zsofi Fodor took care of business at No. 3 doubles with an 8-5 victory over Tiffany Robertson and Michelle Heidbrink.

Four Cougars won their respective singles matches to give WSU the victory. At No. 3 singles, Martinez beat Heidbrink 6-1, 6-0.

The Cougars will play No. 57 Boise State (6-0) Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Results:Washington State 5, New Mexico 2Doubles:

1. Arias/Martinez, WSU, def. Kovacek/Suval, UNM, 9-72. Sallai/Roganovic, WSU, def. Ruiz-Fabrega/Hatley, UNM, 8-63. Gaal/Fodor, WSU, def. Robertson/Heidbrink, UNM, 8-5Singles:1. Maja Kovacek, UNM, def. Orsolya Sallai, WSU, 6-4 3-6 6-22. Tjasa Suvak, UNM, def. Lorena Arias, WSU, 7-6 6-43. Chris Martinez, WSU, def. Michelle Heidbrink, UNM, 6-1 6-04. Nora Gaal, WSU, def. Tiffany Robertson, UNM, 6-3 4-6 7-65. Annabel Stefanchuk, WSU, def. Maria Ruiz-Fabrega, UNM, 6-3 6-46. Zorana Roganovic, WSU, def. Rahel Hatley, UNM, 6-3 3-6 6-0.

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