WSU Falls to South Alabama Jaguars, 6-1
March 13, 2007
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.
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.
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.