WSU Tennis Defeats BYU, 4-3

Jan. 25, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash.- The No. 50 (ITA) Washington State Cougars tennis squad won its third match in a row after defeating BYU Friday afternoon, at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

With the win, WSU (3-0 overall, 0-0 Pac-10) improved to 3-0 in back to back season for the first time since 1986-87 and 1987-88.

The Cougars found themselves in a hole after loosing the doubles point, but won four of the six singles matches to capture the victory.

In singles play, junior Bianca Selaru took care of Chie Hayasaka, 6-2, 6-1 to start things off for the Cougars. Freshman Ekaterina Kamendova did her part at No. 3 with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over Elizaveta Ezhova and has a 3-0 record to start the season.

Senior Ekaterina Burduli now has 77 career singles victories and climbed into a tie for third place all-time after she earned her third win of the season with a victory over BYU's Kristina Doerr, 6-1, 6-1.

WSU clinched the win with the help of junior Aleksandra Cekic as she defeated Elle Carney of BYU in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4 in the No. 5 spot to give Washington State a 4-3 victory.

The Cougars dropped two singles matches as Aleksandra Stefanova fell to BYU's Anastasia Surkova, 6-1, 6-4 and Dolly Chang of defeated Marina Nicolas, 6-2, 6-4.

The tennis team returns to action with a three-match road trip beginning with the Wyoming Cowboys, Friday, Feb. 1 at Colorado Springs, Colo. at 10 a.m.

Washington State 4 def. BYU 3
January 25, 2008
Simmelink Tennis Courts at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Pullman, Wash.

Doubles:1. Miccoli/Surkova (BYU) def. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) 8-22. Doerr/Chang (BYU) def. Stefanova/Cekic (WSU) 8-53. Hayasaka/Ezhova (BYU) def. Nicolas/Selaru (WSU) 8-6

Singles:1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Kristina Doerr (BYU) 6-1, 6-12. Anastasia Surkova (BYU) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) 6-1, 6-43. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Elizaveta Ezhova (BYU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-44. Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Chie Hayasaka (BYU) 6-2, 6-15. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Elle Carney (BYU) 6-0, 6-46. Dolly Chang (BYU) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-2, 6-4

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