Cougar Tennis Defeated By No. 1 Stanford

Feb. 24, 2006

LEWISTON, Idaho - The Washington State women's tennis team fell to the Stanford Cardinal, 7-0. Stanford is currently ranked No. 1 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. The loss moves the Cougars to 4-4, while the Cardinal remains unbeaten at 10-0.

In singles play, freshman Aleksandra Cekic pushed her opponent to the brink, but was defeated by No. 64 Whitney Deason, 0-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10). Cekic remains above .500 with a record of 4-3 in dual match play.

Fellow freshman Bianca Selaru was handed her first loss in dual match play. The Zalau, Romania native lost at the hands of Lejla Hodzic, 7-6 (8), 6-1.

Doubles tandem Maria Ring and Amy Toth suffered their third loss in dual match play to No. 1 Alice Barnes and Anne Yelsey, 8-0. The WSU duo still leads the team in dual match victories with five.

The Cougars will get another chance at a top-10 team as they face No. 9 California, Saturday at 11 a.m. in Spokane.

WSU RESULTS vs. STANFORDSingles1. No.9 Amber Liu (STAN) def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 7-6 (6), 6-12. No.8 Alice Barnes (STAN) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-2, 6-03. No.14 Anne Yelsey (STAN) def. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU), 6-1, 6-24. No.64 Whitney Deason (STAN) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU), 0-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10)5. No.35 Celia Durkin (STAN) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-3, 6-06. Lejla Hodzic (STAN) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU), 7-6 (8), 6-1Doubles1. No.1 Barnes/Yelsey (STAN) def. Maria Ring/Toth (WSU), 8-02. Durkin/Liu (STAN) def. Burduli/Cekic (WSU), 8-13. Hodzic/Jessica Nguyen (STAN) def. Stefanova/van de Ven (WSU), 8-3