April 3, 2004
TEMPE, Ariz. - The No. 54 Washington State Cougar tennis team was put down Saturday in Tempe by the No. 50 Arizona State Sun Devils, 6-1, Saturday. The Cougars (5-11, 1-3 Pac-10) recorded one singles victory on the day.
The bright spot for the Cougars was Toth, who has captured six of her last nine matches. Toth defeated ASU's Sabrina Capannolo, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(5), for win number 12 on the season.
The Sun Devil's doubles teams dominated doubles play by posting wins in all three doubles matches. In the No. 1 slot Cougars Chris Martinez/Orsolya Sallai fell to Lauren Colalillo/Kady Pooler, 9-7. The No. 45 Cougar power pair of Lorena Arias/Zsofia Fodor were unsuccessful in No. 2 doubles as they were defeated by No. 50 Wendy Pilecka/Cindy Sureephong, 9-7. In only their fourth match as a pair Nora Gaal/Zorana Roganovic lost to Joslynn Burkett/Rebecca Rankin, 8-2.
The Cougars did not find singles to be any easier. For only the fifth time this season Arias competed at No. 1 singles and was defeated by Burkett, 6-4, 6-2. Sallai found the No. 2 position to be no easier as she fell, 7-6(4), 2-6, 1-0(9), to Pilecka. Gaal lost match number 10 on the season to Colalillo, 6-3, 6-3, in the No. 3 singles position.
Colalillo put down Martinez in No. 4 singles play, 6-2, 6-3. Freshman Nelly Dvornicka made her first appearance in Pac-10 dual match play singles, the Cougar fell to ASU's Pooler, 6-1, 6-4.
"ASU played really well today," Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart said. "We will look to rebound tomorrow against Arizona."
The originally scheduled match between Washington State and No. 36 Arizona April 3 has been rescheduled and will be played Sunday, April 4 with a start time of 10 a.m.
WSU RESULTS Doubles Colalillo/Pooler def. Martinez/Sallai (WSU), 9-7 Pilecka/Sureephong def. Arias Fodor (WSU), 9-7 Burkett/Rankin def. Gaal/Roganovic (WSU), 8-2
Singles Joslynn Burkett def. Lorena Arias (WSU), 6-4, 6-2 Wendy Pilekca def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 7-6(4), 2-6, 1-0(9) Cindy Sureephong def. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-3, 6-3 Lauren Colalillo def. Chris Martinez (WSU), 6-2, 6-3 Amy Toth (WSU) def. Sabrina Capannolo, 7-5, 2-6, 7-6(5) Kady Pooler def. Nelly Dvornicka (WSU), 6-1, 6-4