Cougars Cruise By Pilots, 7-0
Feb. 2, 2007
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's team won all six singles matches and captured the doubles point to defeat to the University of Portland Pilots, 7-0, Friday afternoon at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
The Cougars (5-0 overall, 0-0 Pac-10) began the match 1-0 after taking two out of three double matches from Portland (3-2 overall, 0-0 Pac-10).
Senior Ekaterina Burduli and partner Aleksandra Stefanova picked up an 8-2 victory against Lindsey Griffin and Audree Jenks in the No. 1 slot. Aleksandra Cekic and Bianca Selaru secured the doubles point in the No. 3 slot, as they defeated Christina Feyen and Katie Kennel, 8-5.
In singles play, Burduli eased by Jenna Tanzer in straight-sets, 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 1 slot. Burduli improved to 14-4 on the season, a team best. Marjolein van de Ven put the Cougars ahead 3-0 in the match after knocking off Christina Feyen 6-0, 6-1, in the No. 3 slot.
Senior Amy Toth clinched the match for WSU after her straight-set victory over Lindsey Griffin, 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 2 slot. Toth is 5-0 in dual matches and brings her career win total to 67, which places her ninth on the WSU all-time wins list.
Bianca Selaru had to use a comeback in her 7-5, 1-6, 6-4 defeat of Megan Sporndli. Selaru dropped the second set to force a third set. Down 4-2 in the final set, Selaru claimed the next four games to seal her match and increased WSU's lead to five.
Stefanova captured her 10th victory of the season in the No. 5 slot as she clipped Audree Jenks, 6-0, 6-1 and teammate Anastesia Opata earned her first collegiate dual match victory, 7-6, 6-2 in the No. 6 slot to increase WSU's margin of victory.
The Cougars return to the Hollingbery Fieldhouse for a doubleheader, Saturday, Feb. 3. Up first for WSU will be Nevada at 11 a.m. and Idaho at 5 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNISWashington State 7 def. Portland 0February 2, 2007Hollingbery FieldhousePullman, Wash.
Doubles: 1. Burduli/Stefanova (WSU) def. Griffin/Jenks (UP), 8-22. Spondli/Tanzer (UP) def. Toth/van de Ven (WSU), 8-73. Cekic/Selaru (WSU) def. Feyen/Kennel (UP), 8-5
Singles:1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Jenna Tanzer (UP), 6-0, 6-12. Amy Toth (WSU) def. Lindsey Griffin (UP), 6-4, 6-23. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Christina Feyen (UP), 6-0, 6-14. Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Megan Sporndli (UP), 7-5, 1-6, 6-45. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Audree Jenks (UP), 6-0, 6-16. Anastesia Opata (WSU) def. Anna Gullickson (UP), 7-6, 6-2