Cougar Tennis Gears Up for Home Matches

March 21, 2006

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This Week - The Washington State tennis team (9-8, 0-4) heads into its third doubleheader in two weeks to compete against Montana State and Lewis-Clark State, Friday, March 24...match against MSU begins at 11 a.m. and LCS will begin play at 4 p.m...Cougars will travel to Seattle to take on Washington (1-9), Sunday, March 26 at noon...WSU remains in the polls for the third straight week...WSU is currently No. 72 after going 3-1 during the week of March 13-19...sophomore Burduli also remains in the polls as she moves up seven spots to No. 77.

This Weeks Opponents - The Bobcats lead the all-time series with the Cougars, 7-6...WSU defeated MSU during last season's campaign, 7-0...The Cougars enter Friday's match against the Warriors of LCS with the series record in its favor, 9-0...It will be the 38th meeting for the Cougars and Huskies in women's tennis...UW has an edge over the Cougars 31-6...WSU's Ekaterina Burduli upset UW's Dea Sumantri who was ranked sixth nationally, 7-5, 6-1 was the highest ranked opponent defeated by a Cougar in school history...UW's Dinka Hadzic is ranked 98th and the Huskies duo of Victoria Brymer/Hadzic are No. 38.

Cougar Success - The Cougars enters a three-match span with three student-athletes collecting 15 wins or captain Burduli (18-10) leads the way for the Cougars as she has not dropped a set in her last four matches...junior Amy Toth currently has a 17-10 record and has played every dual match in the No. 2 slot...junior transfer Marjolein van de Ven leads the team in overall wins with 19 and has a dual match record of 10-7.

Freshman Support - The WSU freshman have been the supporting cast for the Cougars all season...Maria Ring, Bianca Selaru and Aleksandra Cekic have a combine 20 wins...Selarua leads the team in winning percentage with her overall record, .625 (12-6) and her dual match record, .667 (5-2).

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