Burduli Named All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention
June 6, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University senior tennis player Ekaterina Burduli has been named to the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention women's tennis team, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced recently.
The Tel Aviv, Israel native ended one of the most storied tennis career in school history last month when she fell in an opening-round match at the 2008 NCAA Women's Singles Championship. The loss ended her season with a 28-11 record, setting the school mark for singles victories in a season.
Burduli, who finished the season ranked No. 57 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, was ranked as high at 44 by the ITA following a straight-set victory over California's Susie Babos, ranked No. 7 at the time. In all, Burduli defeated six ranked players on the season as she became the first Cougar player to record three consecutive 20-win seasons.
The only Cougar to receive all-conference honors, Burduli ended her WSU career with a school-record 91 career singles victories. She advanced to the NCAA Championships twice and led WSU to the NCAA Championships this past season for the first time since the 2002 season.