No. 56 WSU Set For Three-Match Weekend
Feb. 28, 2007
This Week - The Washington State women's tennis team (8-4 overall, 0-2 Pac-10) prepares for its three-matches in three days weekend...WSU takes on No. 8 USC (6-2 overall, 0-0 Pac-10), Friday March 1, at noon followed by No. 15 UCLA (6-4 overall, 0-0 Pac-10), Saturday March 2, at noon...Wyoming (3-3 overall, 1-0 MWC) concludes the weekend, Sunday March 3, at 8 a.m...all matches will be played on the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
About the Trojans - Southern California enters Friday's match following a 5-2 victory over No. 19 Pepperdine to end a two-match losing streak...USC's only losses this season are against Stanford and California...Trojans are led by the tandem of Lindsey Nelson and Julie Smekodub at the No. 1 doubles position...Sarah Fansler leads the way in singles action as she has only lost once during dual match play and has the highest ranking on the team at No. 12...four other Women of Troy are ranked in the top 100...USC leads the all-time series against the Cougars, 12-0.
About the Bruins - UCLA enters Saturday's match on the heels of a 6-1 win over Loyola Marymount ending a two-match skid against the Bay Area schools, California and Stanford....Alex McGoodwin and Riza Zalameda are the top double team for the Bruins...UCLA brings depth to the matches by recording a 9-1 record in the No. 3 slot and an 8-2 record in the No. 4 slot...Tracy Lin culminates UCLA's individual ranking at 30 followed by Yasmin Schnack at No. 42 and Zalameda at No. 46...UCLA leads the all-time series against the Cougars, 12-1.
About the Cowgirls - Wyoming, coming off a lost against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, will play Idaho and Eastern Washington before taking on the Cougars...Andrea House and Sarah Summerfield lead the way for the Cowgirls as both players have double-digit victories this season...Michelle Brown and Amy Senko lead the way in doubles action with a team leading 8-6 record...WSU leads the all-time series 2-0.
Cougar Gold - Senior Marjolein van de Ven leads the Cougars with a 17-6 record and is 10-2 in dual match play...junior Ekaterina Burduli follows with 15 wins and senior Amy Toth is third on the team with 12 wins...Toth currently has 71 career wins, which ties her with Sheryl Traum for eighth place on WSU's all-time wins list.
Match Changes - The match scheduled against Montana, Sunday March 4 at 3 p.m., has been cancelled...match against USC, Friday, March 2, has been changed from 1:30 p.m. to noon.
Naming of the Fieldhouse - WSU is proud to name the tennis courts inside the Hollingbery Fieldhouse, the Simmelink Tennis Courts...courts were named after Cougar supporter Audrey Simmelink for her generosity for not only Cougar tennis, but for all Cougar athletics...an official naming ceremony will take place later this spring.