April 18, 2000
2000 SPRING SCHEDULE
April 20 2 p.m.
April 22 Noon
THIS WEEK: The WSU women's tennis team will wrap up its regular season play this week as they take on the University of Idaho and Washington. The Cougars will face the Vandals Thursday April 20 at 2 p.m. in Moscow. They will then host the No. 22 Huskies Saturday April 22 at noon marking the end of the Cougars regular season.
SCOUTING THE VANDALS: This week's match against the Cougars will mark the end of regular season play for the Vandals. In their last match on April 8, the Vandals fell 8-1 to the University of the Pacific, who the Cougars defeated earlier in the season. The Cougars are 11-10 overall against the Vandals.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES: The Huskies are currently ranked No. 22 in the latest ITA rankings. The Huskies' Kristina Kraszewski is currently the top ranked collegiate singles player in the nation. The Cougars are 6-19 overall against the Huskies, but they are 3-4 in their meetings in the past three years.
COACH GROCE ON THE VANDALS AND HUSKIES: "Washington is playing tough tennis, its going to be a good match. We have a good match against Idaho on Thursday, a day of practice, and then Washington. The team is excited to be on the home stretch, and we're looking to finish strong. We will also pay tribute to our seniors, so (Saturday) will be an emotional day.?
LAST WEEK: The Cougars lost a pair of matches, 6-3 and 7-2 to 11th-ranked USC and eighth-ranked UCLA, receptively. Patrycja Gajdzik posted a singles win over USC's Kara Warkentin, ranked 56th nationally, 6-3, 7-5. Kathleen Pienaar also picked up two singles wins last weekend, and teamed up with Moniek van de Ven for a doubles win in the loss to USC.
GROCE ON HOME COURT ADVANTAGE: "We hope to have a good crowd. I think the crowd had a big impact in the match against Oregon. Our players love playing at home, they thrive on it.?
NEXT WEEK: WSU will head to the Pac-10 Championships next week in Ojai, California.
WSU ROSTER 1999/00
ANA MARIA MOURA
JR-TR / 5-7 / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(Colegio Grafite / Oklahoma Christian)
Overall: 21-13, Dual: 13-8
JR / 5-9 / Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Overall: 21-10, Dual: 13-6
SR / 5-8 / Szczecin, Poland
(General Education Lyceun)
Overall: 12-20, Dual: 6-15
JR / 5-8 / Seattle, Washington
FR / 5-6 / Stellenbosch, South Africa
Overall: 14-7, Dual: 7-4
SR / 5-8 / Newfoundland, Canada
(Holy Heart of Mary)
Overall: 17-13, Dual: 11-9
MONIEK VAN DE VEN
JR / 5-6 / Stellenbosch, South Africa
Overall: 16-15, Dual: 10-11