April 27-30 All Day
THIS WEEK: The Cougars will join the other eight Pac-10 women's tennis teams as they head to Ojai, Calif., Thursday, April 27 through Sunday April 30, to decide the league's singles and doubles champions.
BACKGROUND ON THE TOURNAMENT: This will mark the 100th anniversary of the Ojai tournament. The 32-player single draws will consist of the top three from each of the nine schools that sponsor women's tennis, with five additional competitors selected by the coaches and committee, based on overall records. The 16-team doubles draws consist of one doubles team from each school and seven additonal invitaitonal teams, based on overall record.
FILIPOVIC, GAJDZIK, PINE, AND MOURA TO REPRESENT COUGARS IN PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS: The top three singles, and the No. 1 doubles team will compete at the Pac-10 championships. Patrycja Gajdzik, Melissa Pine, and Ana Maria Moura will be competing in the singles competition Pine and teammate Tamara Filipovic will be competing in the doubles portion of competion of WSU.
LAST WEEK: The WSU women's tennis team wrapped up its regular season play last week as it defeated the University of Idaho 9-0 Thursday in Moscow. The Cougars also faced off with Pac-10 rival No. 25 Washington Saturday. The Cougars fell short of an upset against the Huskies (5-4) marking the end of their regular season action.
ASSISTANT COACH JACKIE BOOTH ON THE TEAM'S OVERALL DUAL PERFORMANCE THIS SEASON: "Overall I think we came out and we did well. I think the girls pulled together, and we definitely met some of the goals that they set. Last weekend against No. 25 Washington, I think we showed them what kind of team we are, losing a close match 5-4 in the last doubles match. I think that shows what the team's goals are, and that they are still focused on those goals."
STANFORD CAPTURES THE PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIP: With an unblemished record of 8-0, the Stanford women's tennis team captured the Pac-10 title for the 13th straight year.