March 19, 2004
HONOLULU, Hawaii- The No. 49 Washington State Cougar tennis team knocked off the Hawaii Rainbows, 5-2, Friday to end competition in Hawaii.
Washington State swept Hawaii in doubles before going on to capture four of the six singles matches.
Cougars Chris Martinez/Orsolya Sallai defeated Justine Boutet/Kimberly Curtis, 8-1, in the No. 1 doubles position. At No. 2 doubles Lorena Arias/Zsofia Fodor found success against Rainbows Lauren Fitzgerald/Paige Mainor by winning 9-7. First-time doubles pair Zorana Roganovic/Nora Gaal wrapped up opponents Sylvia Jaros/Renata Camargo by a score of 8-3, in No. 3 doubles action.
Arias led the way for the Cougars in singles by capturing win number 21 on the season against Hawaii's Boutet in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. Playing in the No. 3 position, Gaal posted a flawless win for the Cougars by knocking off Jaros of Hawaii, 6-0, 6-0.
The Cougar freshmen helped the team by posting two victories in the bottom of the line-up. Cougar Amy Toth moved up to the No. 4 position and was victorious against Mainor by a score of, 6-3, 6-2., while fellow freshman Nelly Dvornicka put down Curtis in a near perfect match, 6-1, 6-0.
Roganovic rounded out singles competition in the No. 6 slot came up short to Hawaii's Camargo, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6). Sallai recorded the other loss for Washington State by falling to Fitzgerald, 6-3, 6-1.
"I am so proud of the effort and intensity we had on the court today," Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart said. "We came off of a tough loss and I'm so happy to end our trip with a win."
The Cougars will host their first dual match in Pullman against nationally-ranked No. 10 California Thursday, March 25.
WSU RESULTS Doubles Martinez/Sallai (WSU) def. Boutet/Curtis, 8-1 Arias/Fodor (WSU) def. Fitzgerald/Mainor, 9-7 Gaal/Rogonovic (WSU) def. Camargo/Jaros, 8-3
Singles Lauren Fitzgerald def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-3, 6-1 Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Justine Boutet, 6-0, 6-0 Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Sylvia Jaros, 6-0, 6-2 Amy Toth (WSU) def. Paige Mainor, 6-3, 6-2 Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Kimberly Curtis, 6-1, 6-0 Renata Camargo def. Zorana Roganovic, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0(10-6)