Cougar Tennis Bucks Santa Clara, 6-1

April 5, 2007

Santa Clara, Calif. - The Washington State women's tennis team captured five singles victories and earned the doubles point to ease past the Santa Clara Broncos, 6-1, Thursday at the Degheri Tennis Center.

The win improved the Cougars to 13-8 and remained 1-4 in the Pacific-10 Conference, while Santa Clara dropped 5-8.

The Cougars started out the day with doubles victories in the No. 2 and 3 slot. Teammates Anastesia Opata and Amy Toth earned their first doubles dual match victory after an 8-2 win over Stephanie Galainea and Lindsay McBride.

WSU clinched the doubles point with its second doubles victory courtesy of Aleksandra Cekic and Aleksandra Stefanova and their win over Kim Daniel and Myra Davoudi, 8-3.

WSU's Ekaterina Burduli captured her 20th victory of the season with a win over Davoudi in the top slot, 6-1, 6-3. Burduli joins teammates Toth and Marjolein van de Ven with back-to-back 20 win seasons.

Marjolein van de Ven increased her team leading record to 23-9 after her 7-5, 6-2 win over Daniel in the No. 3 slot. WSU closed out victories in the final three slots to secure the 6-1 win. Cekic defeated McBride in the No. 4 slot, 6-3, 6-1 to secure the win for WSU.

Redshirt freshman Opata moved to .500 in dual match play after her three-set victory Galainen, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0. Junior Stefanova posted straight-sets en route to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Barnes in the No. 5 slot.

The Cougars return to Pac-10 action Friday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. against top ranked Stanford.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNISWashington State 6 Santa Clara 1April 5, 2007Degheri Tennis CourtsSanta Clara, Calif.

Doubles:1. Barnes/Knutson (SCU) def. Burduli/van de Ven (WSU), 8-7 (7-3)2. Opata/Toth (WSU) def. Galainena/McBride (SCU), 8-23. Stefanova/Cekic (WSU) def. Daniel/Davoudi (SCU), 8-3

Singles:1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Myra Davoudi (SCU), 6-1, 6-32. Casey Knutson (SCU) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 7-6, 6-03. Marjolein van de Ven (WSU) def. Kim Daniel (SCU), 7-5, 6-24. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Lindsay McBride (SCU), 6-3, 6-15. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Erika Barnes (SCU), 6-2, 6-36. Anastesia Opata (WSU) def. Stephanie Galainena (SCU), 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5)

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