Cougar Tennis Knocks Off San Diego.

March 17, 2005

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Washington State women's tennis team posted a 5-2 victory at San Diego, Thursday. The win improved the No. 73 Cougars to 3-7 while the No. 54 Toreros fel to 6-6.

Washington State won the doubles points and captured four of six singles matches to post the victory.

The Cougars started off the morning strong, with their No. 1 team of Ekateria Burduli and Nora Gaal as well as their No. 3 tandem of Amy Toth and Aleksandra Stefanova posting victories.

In singles action, Washington State went up 3-0 after Chris Martinez beat Lauren Perl 6-2, 6-1 at the No. 3 spot and Nora Gaal defeated Tara Livesay 6-3, 6-0 at No. 4.

San Diego's No. 30 Emma Murphy closed the gap after she put away Burduli at the No. 1 position, 6-4, 6-2, but Orsolya Sallai managed to edge out Lauren Kazarian 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. at the No. 2 position to clinch the match for the Cougars.

WSU returns to action Friday against Marshall at USD.

Doubles (Washington State wins the doubles point)

1. Ekaterina Burduli/Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Jenny Brown/Lauren Kazarian (USD), 8-6

2. Emma Murphy/Lauren Perl (USD) def. Chris Martinez/Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 8-2

3. Amy Toth/Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Tara Livesay/Brittany Reitz (USD), 9-7


1. Emma Murphy (USD) def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 6-4, 6-2

2. Orsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Lauren Kazarian (USD), 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

3. Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Lauren Perl (USD), 6-2, 6-1

4. Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Tara Livesay (USD), 6-3, 6-0

5. Amy Toth (WSU) def. Jenny Brown (USD), 7-6, 6-2

6. Helene Lindstrand (USD) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

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