WSU Falls to South Alabama Jaguars, 6-1

March 13, 2007

Final Stats

Mobile, Ala. - The No. 47 Washington State women's tennis team lost five of six singles matches in falling to the 64th-ranked South Alabama Jaguars, 6-1, at the Bruce David Lubel Memorial Tennis Courts Tuesday afternoon.

The Cougars (9-7 overall, 0-4 Pac-10) fell behind 1-0 in the doubles series when Rita Freitas and Jelena Krivacevic downed Anastesia Opata and Amy Toth, 8-3.

WSU stormed back tying the series at one with the tandem of Ekaterina Burduli and Marjolein van de Ven defeating Adrianna Solarova and Sylvanie Spangenberg, 8-4 in the No.1 slot. It was the eighth time this season the two have teamed up for a victory.

WSU's attempt of securing the doubles point fell short when Dijana Stanic and Michaela Babicova slipped past the duo of Aleksandra Stefanova and Aleksandra Cekic, 8-5, at No. 3.

Senior van de Ven captured the Cougars' lone victory of the day in the No. 3 slot. van de Ven eased past Freitas in straight-sets, 6-1, 6-2, increasing her season record to 19-8.

South Alabama (6-6 overall, 2-0 Sun Belt) increased its lead with victories in the No. 1 and 6 positions. Spangenberg downed Opata, 6-3, 6-0 in the No. 6 slot and 46th-ranked Solarova earned a straight-set win over Burduli, 6-3, 6-1.

Leading 3-1, the Jaguars clinched the match with a win in the No. 5 position when Stanic defeated Stefanova, 6-3, 6-2.

South Alabama increased its margin of victory with wins in the second and fourth slots taking the match 6-1.

WSU will be back on the courts, Wednesday, March 14 at 3 p.m. for a contest against Alabama.

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