Cougar Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader

March 24, 2006

LEWISTON, Idaho - The No. 72 Washington State women's tennis team continued its winning ways by posting 7-0 sweeps against Montana State and Lewis-Clark State, Friday. The Cougars dominated both matches by not dropping a set. The wins improve the Cougars to 11-8 on the season and WSU has won six of its last seven matches.

Sophomore Ekaterina Burduli, ranked 77th nationally, defeated MSU's Nicole Luetolf, 6-3, 6-0 and then cruised past LCSC's Maria Amelia Resende, 6-0, 6-2. The Tel Aviv, Israel native won her 12th match in the No. 1 slot. She currently has a record of 20-10. In doubles play, Burduli teamed up with Marjolein van de Ven in both matches and found success. The duo downed Resende and Sonam Yangchen of LCSC to improve their dual match record to 5-1.

Junior transfer van de Ven continues to lead the team in victories after she added two more wins to her record (21-10). She easily defeated MSU's Allison Fey, 6-0, 6-1 and then knocked off LCSC's Shefat Biashakhi, 7-5, 6-0.

Freshman Bianca Selaru added to the Cougar success. Selaru teamed with Aleksandra Stefanova to take down Lisa Clark and McKenzie Helmer of MSU, 8-0. Selaru then played singles in the LCSC match and defeated Courtney Childers, 6-0, 6-4. She leads the team in singles winning percentage with .684.

The Cougars will travel to Seattle to take on arch rival Washington, Sunday at noon.

WSU RESULTS vs. MONTANA STATE (WSU 7-0)Singles1.  Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Nicole Luetolf (MSU), 6-3, 6-02.  Amy Toth (WSU) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 6-2, 6-33.  Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Lisa Clark (MSU), 6-0, 6-04.  Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Allison Fey (MSU), 6-0, 6-15.  Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Katy Clarke (MSU), 6-1, 6-26.  Maria Ring (WSU) def. Laura Richert (MSU), 6-1, 6-0Doubles1.  Ring/Toth (WSU) def. Fey/Luetolf (MSU), 8-12.  Burduli/van de Ven (WSU) def. Clarke/Vasileva (MSU) def., 8-33.  Bianca Selaru/Stefanova (WSU) def. Clark/McKenzie Helmer (MSU), 8-0

WSU RESULTS vs. Lewis-Clark State (WSU 7-0)Singles1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Maria Amelia Resende (LCSC), 6-0, 6-22. Amy Toth (WSU) def. Jamie Chan (LCSC), 6-1, 6-03. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Rachel Moorhead (LCSC), 6-0, 6-24. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Shefat Baishakhi (LCSC), 7-5, 6-05. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Carla Jones (LCSC), 7-5, 6-36. Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Courtney Childers (LCSC), 6-0, 6-4Doubles1. Maria Ring/Toth (WSU) def. Mei Fong/Moorhead (LCSC), 8-02. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU) def. Resende/Sonam Yangchen (LCSC) def., 8-03. Tessa Hollyn Taub/Stefanova (WSU) def. Baishakhi/Chan (LCSC), 8-3

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