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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Gaal Wins, Cougar Tennis Loses at Oregon
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/11/2005
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Feb. 11, 2005

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 75 Washington State women's tennis team was put down by the No. 25 Oregon Ducks, 6-1 Friday. The Ducks boasted two ranked singles players and one ranked doubles team. The match was not a Pac-10 match, when the Cougars play Oregon again on Sunday, April 17 the match will be counted in Pac-10 play.

The lone victory for the Cougars was captured by senior Nora Gaal who defeated Jamie Marshall after she retired, 6-3, 2-6, 1-3. The win puts Gaal's victory total at nine on the season and also moves her up to seventh on the Cougar all-time career singles victories list.

"We're really proud of Nora's effort so far this season," Washington State head coach Lisa Hart said. "She's been a great competitor for us."

In doubles play Cougars Ekaterina Burduli/Nora Gaal fell to the No. 45 tandem of Dominika Dieskova/Daria Panova. The two Duck players proved to be just as tough in singles competition. The No. 31 ranked Panova put down Burduli, 7-6, 6-1 and the No. 34 ranked Dieskova knocked off senior Orsolya Sallai, 6-3, 6-0.

Next week the Cougars will take a tour of the Golden State by facing the Santa Clara Broncos Thursday, the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal Friday, and the No.16 California Bears Saturday.

WSU RESULTS vs. Oregon
1. No. 45 Dominika Dieskova/Daria Panova (Oregon) def. Ekaterina Burduli/Nora Gaal (WSU), 8-4
2. Jamie Marshall/Anna Leksinska (Oregon) def. Chris Martinez/Amy Toth (WSU), 8-3
3. Ester Bak/Davina Mendiburu (Oregon) def. Orsolya Sallai/Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 8-2

Singles 1. No. 31 Daria Panova (Oregon) def. Ekaterina Burduli (WSU), 7-6, 6-1 2. No. 34 Dominika Dieskova (Oregon) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-3, 6-0 3. Davina Mendiburu (Oregon) def. Chris Martinez (WSU), 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (3) 4. Anna Leksinska (Oregon) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 5. Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Jamie Marshall (Oregon), 6-3, 2-6, 1-3 (ret.) 6. Ester Bak (Oregon) def. Aleksandra Stefanova (WSU), 6-1, 6-1

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