Cougar Tennis Inks First Signee For 2005-06

April 13, 2005

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Head Tennis Coach Lisa Hart announced the signing of Carmen Selaru (SELL-uh-ROO) to a National Letter of Intent, Wednesday, April 13, 2005.

Selaru is the first signee to the Cougar tennis family for the 2005-06 season and she is also the first player to come to Washington State from Romania. Selaru will come to WSU as a freshman in August from Zalau (Zuh-low, as in allow), Romania. In her native country she has been ranked as one of the top 30 players.

'We expect Carmen to contribute instantly in our singles and doubles line-ups,' Hart said. 'Her work ethic, passion for the game and personality are exactly what we are looking for to take Cougar tennis into a new era.'

Selaru is also looking forward to coming to Pullman.

'I can not wait to come to Washington State to be a part of the Cougar family,' Selaru said. 'I know that I will have the time of my life in Pullman.'

Washington State will lose three seniors to eligibility when the 2004-05 season concludes.

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