Cougars Down The Cowboys

Feb. 1, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash.- The No. 43 (ITA) Washington State Cougars tennis squad won its fourth match in a row after defeating Wyoming Friday afternoon, in the first of three road matches at Colorado Springs, Colo.

WSU (4-0 overall) found themselves out front after capturing the doubles point by sweeping all three doubles matches. The Cougars then won three of the six singles matches to seal a 4-3 victory.

At No. 1 doubles, Senior Ekaterina Burduli and her partner Ekaterina Kamendova defeated Wyoming's Rebecca Berger and Corina Lazar 8-4 while Aleksandra Cekic and Aleksandra Stefanova downed Michelle Brown and Carly Van Hollen 8-7 at No. 2. Marina Nicolas and Bianca Selaru did their part at No. 3 by defeating Jamie Nelson and Sarah Summerfield 8-4.

In singles play, freshman Ekaterina Kamendova took care of Carly Van Hollen 6-0, 6-0 to start things off for the Cougars. Fellow freshman Jessica Gomez picked up her first victory in dual match play when she defeated Wyoming's Carolina Chaix, 6-0, 5-7, 6-2.

Senior Ekaterina Burduli now has 78 career singles victories and stands alone at third place all-time after she downed Corina Lazar in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.

'We are proud of our players and the way they fought,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'Wyoming is an extremely well coached team and we are hoping to keep adjusting to being on the road and getting used to the altitude.'

The Cougars return to action when they face Air Force, Saturday Feb. 2, at Colorado Springs, Colo.

Washington State 4 def. Wyoming 3
February 1, 2008
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Doubles:1. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Berger/Lazar (UW) 8-42. Cekic/Stefanova (WSU) def. Brown/Van Hollen (UW) 8-73. Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) def. Nelson/Summerfield (UW) 8-4

Singles:1. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. Corina Lazar (UW) 6-0, 6-02. Rebecca Berger (UW) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) 6-3, 7-6, 7-13. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Carly Van Hollen (UW) 6-0, 6-04. Michelle Brown (UW) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) 6-3, 6-45. Jamie Nelson (UW) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 7-6, 6-46. Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Carolina Chaix (UW) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
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