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WSU Recap 4-5-08
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/05/2008
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PULLMAN, Wash. ?C The University of Arizona womenˇ?s tennis team suffered another defeat today, this time at the hands of the Washington State Cougars in Pullman, Wash. 5-2.

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It is the first loss to Washington State for Arizona womenˇ?s tennis since 2000.

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Arizona dropped to 7-14 overall and 0-5 in Pac-10 play while the Cougars improved to 12-9.

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Play began with the traditional doubles play with singles following afterwards.

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Washington State won the doubles point by taking courts one and three. Arizonaˇ?s Katie Orletsky and Jane Huh teamed together for only the second time and pulled out a victory on court two.

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Things did not improve for the Cats in singles as they lost the first five courts to finish and found themselves down 5-0 and the match already decided.

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Credit Orletsky and Ariane Masschelein for sticking with it and prevailing in their respective matches to make the match score 5-2.

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Next week the Cats will be in Los Angeles in play USC and UCLA.

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No. 41 Washington State 5 def. Arizona 2
April 5, 2008
Simmelink Tennis Courts
Pullman, Wash.
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 Doubles 
 1. Burduli/Kamendova (WSU) def. Steinberg/Rietsch (UA) 8-4 
 2. Orletsky/Huh (UA) def. Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) 8-7 (7-3) 
 3. Stefanova/Cekic (WSU) def. Toporowska/Masschelein (UA) 8-4 
 Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles

1. No. 55 Ekaterina Burduli (WSU) def. No. 38 Danielle Steinberg (UA) 6-2, 6-2

2. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU) def. Claire Rietsch (UA) 6-2, 6-3

3. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Natalia Toporowska (UA) 6-1, Retired

4. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Jane Huh (UA) 6-2, 6-0

5. Ariane Masschelein (UA) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 10-8

6. Katie Orletsky def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-4, 6-3

Order of finish: 3, 4, 2, 1, 5, 6

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