No. 47 Cougars Travel to Alabama

March 12, 2007

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This Week - The Washington State women's tennis team (9-6 overall, 0-4 Pac-10) returns to action after taking a week off after its three-match in three day weekend...WSU travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala and Mobile, Ala for matches against Alabama and South Alabama...WSU faces the Jaguars of South Alabama, Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. and the Alabama Crimson Tide, Wednesday, March 14 at 3 p.m. ...both times pacific...WSU then takes on arch-rival Washington, Saturday, March 17 at noon in Pullman.

Last Week - The Cougars avenged two losses in last weekend's matches against USC and UCLA and ended a five-match skid with a 5-2 win over Wyoming, Sunday...WSU fell to the nationally-ranked Women of Troy and Bruins, 7-0 respectively...USC and UCLA captured doubles point against the Cougars and capitalized during singles play to sweep WSU...the Cougars rebounded against Wyoming and secured the doubles point and followed it up with wins in the 1-4 positions.

Ranking Climbers - WSU improved to No. 47 on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings list...Cougars' highest ranking in nearly three years...highest ranking of all-time for WSU is No. 26..the Cougars are 9-6 with all six losses coming against teams represented in the top 75...WSU's major victory came against then-ranked No. 30 BYU, 5-2.

Cougar Gold - Senior Marjolein van de Ven leads the Cougars with a 18-8 record and is 11-4 in dual match play...junior Ekaterina Burduli follows with 15 wins and senior Amy Toth is third on the team with 14 victories...Toth currently has 72 career wins, which ties her with Lorena Arias for seventh place on WSU's all-time wins list.

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 official naming ceremony will take place later this spring.

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