Washington State Tennis Falls to No. 41 Colorado

Feb. 4, 2006

LEWISTON, Idaho - The Washington State Cougars suffered their second loss of the season at the hands of the Colorado Buffaloes, 4-3. Colorado is currently ranked No. 41 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

The highlight of the match came from team captain Ekaterina Burduli. Burduli, ranked No. 59 upset No. 56 Monica Milewski of Colorado, 6-4, 6-3. The sophomore defeated her second ranked opponent of the season and her fifth in her collegiate career.

The Cougars split in single match play with Colorado. Freshman Bianca Selaru defeated Martina Sedivec of Colorado, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6). Selaru has played in two dual matches and has been successful in both matches. Fellow freshman Aleksandra Cekic defeated Franziska Jendrian, 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8).

The Cougars lost the point in doubles play when they were defeated in two out of three matches. WSU tandem Maria Ring and Amy Toth won their doubles match as they continue their success together. They defeated Ewa Losinski and Milewski, 8-2 in the No. 1 slot. The duo leads the Cougars in wins in dual matches, 4-1.

Washington State head coach Lisa Hart was proud of the way her team competed today and is ready to take on Santa Clara and Oregon this week.

'I was proud of the way we fought tonight,' Hart said. 'They (Colorado) were a tough team, but we fought hard and showed a lot of desire.'

The Cougars will now gear up for matches against Santa Clara and No. 27 Oregon. Both matches are schedule to play in Kennewick, Wash. The match against Santa Clara is at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. The Cougars will then take on the Ducks at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

WSU RESULTS vs. COLORADOSingles1.  No. 59 Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. No. 56 Monica Milewski (UC), 6-4, 6-32.  No. 39 Jessica Vanderdys (UC) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-4, 6-13.  Ewa Losinski (UC) def. No. 81 Marjolein van de Ven (WSU), 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (8-6)4.  No. 84 Veera Nurmi (UC) def. Maria Ring (WSU), 6-2, 6-25.  Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Franziska Jendrian (UC), 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)6.  Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Martina Sedivec(UC), 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6)Doubles1.  Ring/Toth (WSU) def. Losinski/Milewski (UC), 8-22.  Gleisy Torres Torres/Vanderdys (UC) def. Burduli/Selaru (WSU), 8-43.  Jendrian/Nurmi (UC) def. Cekic/van de Ven (WSU), 8-2
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