March 5, 2004
SEATTLE, Wash. - The No. 59 Washington State Cougars posted a 5-2 win over the San Diego State Aztecs to record the Cougar's second win over a ranked team this season. The Cougars captured the doubles point and went on to take four singles matches at the Nordstrom Tennis Center Friday at Seattle.
Cougar duo Lorena Arias/Zsofia Fodor held the No. 1 doubles slot and knocked off nationally-ranked No. 13 Indra Erichsen/Katalina Romero, 8-4. In the No. 2 doubles, Cougars Chris Martinez/Orsolya Sallai fell to Dita Hauerlandova/Aleysha Vidov, 8-1. In the No. 3 slot, Nora Gaal/Amy Toth def. Aztecs Patricia Graf/Sarah Sansom, 8-4.
Sallai fell in singles play to nationally-ranked No. 81 Dita Hauerlandova, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6. Hauerlandova is the fourth nationally-ranked player Sallai has faced this season.
Playing in the No. 2 singles position, Lorena Arias recorded win number 18 on the season by defeating Erichsen, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. The senior Cougar has captured 13 of her last 15 matches.
Junior Nora Gaal played No. 3 singles for the first time this season and defeated Katalina Romero, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Gaal has notched 12 wins during this school year.
Other Cougars finding success against the Aztecs were No. 5 and No. 6 singles players Fodor and Toth. Fodor captured a victory against Patricia Graf, 6-1, 6-3, to improve her win total to 15 on the season, as Toth was near flawless in her defeat of Julie Litrich with a score of 6-0, 6-1.
The Cougars improved their all-time record against the Aztecs to 4 and 3.
"I am so proud of the competitiveness and fight we had today," Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart said. "We will look to have the same intensity the rest of the weekend."
Washington State will face nationally-ranked No. 67 San Diego Saturday and No. 8 Washington Sunday, both at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
WSU RESULTS Doubles Arias/Fodor (WSU) def. Erichsen/Romero, 8-4 Vidov/Hauerlandova def. Martinez/Sallai (WSU), 8-1 Gaal/Toth (WSU) def. Graf Sansom, 8-4
Singles Dita Hauerlandova def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Indra Erichsen, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Katalina Romero, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5 Aleysha Vidov def. Chris Martinez (WSU), 7-6, 6-3 Zsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Patricia Graf, 6-1, 6-3 Amy Toth (WSU) def. Julie Litrich, 6-0, 6-1