Burduli Marches on at ITA NW Regional

Oct. 21, 2006

Berkeley, Calif. - Ekaterina Burduli, for the second straight year advanced to the round of 16 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional at the Hellman Tennis Center.

Burduli, the seventh-seed, posted her tenth win of the season against Anna Powasko of Oregon, 7-6, 6-4. Burduli has a team leading record of 10-2. She has now captured 50 collegiate career wins. Burduli remains the only Cougar left in the main draw Sunday. She battles the ninth-seed Christina Visico of California.

Freshman Ashley Spicer reached the third round of play before falling to the No. 1 seed Theresa Logar of Stanford, 6-1, 6-0. Teammate Aleksandra Stefanova fell in straight sets to second-seeded Suzi Fodor of California, 6-1, 6-1. Senior Marjolein van de Ven, making a second straight trip to the round of 32, was overmatched by No. 13 Lindsey Burdette of Stanford, 6-0, 6-3.

The third round of doubles found the Cougars again playing against a top-seeded opponent. The duo of Suzi Babos and Suzi Fodor captured a win over Burduli and van de Ven, 8-6. The WSU tandem came within one service break point of upsetting the No. 1 seed.

The ITA NW Regional continues Sunday and concludes Monday at the Hellman Tennis Center.

WSU Women's TennisITA Women's Northwest RegionalHellman Tennis CenterSinglesThird Round(7) Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Anna Powasko of (ORE), 7-6, 6-4(1) Theresa Logar (STAN) def. Ashley Spicer (WSU), 6-1, 6-0(2) Suzi Fodor (CAL) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-1, 6-3(13) Lindsey Burdette (STAN) def. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU), 6-0, 6-3

DoublesThird Round(1) Babos/Fodor (CAL) def. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU), 8-6ConsolationCekic/Toth (WSU) def. Gruier/Kappel (DAV), 8-4

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