This Week In Cougar Athletics History
April 17, 1999
The 30th-ranked Washington State women's tennis team upset 27th-ranked Washington, 5-4, at the Stadium Way Tennis Center.
Sophomore Erica Perkins, who entered the match ranked 40th nationally, dominated 15th-ranked Kristina Kraszewski of UW 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles. It was Perkins' first win against the Huskies in three career meetings.
"We had a lot of confidence and fire today," Perkins said. "It was a good victory to end our regular season with."
Down 4-2 heading into doubles play, the Cougars made a comeback and swept the competition. Wins produced by the teams of Perkins/Burrows, Gajdzik/Reisz, and Filipovic/Pine sealed the Cougars' win, which avenged an earlier season defeat to UW.
"I knew it would come down to the doubles," WSU Head Coach Cari Groce said. "This win is what we have waited for since our earlier loss to Washington. Somebody had to win, and I am just glad it was the Cougs."
April 20, 1979
Washington State opened a crucial three-game series with arch-rival Washington with a 6-1 victory over the Huskies. The win, coupled with a doubleheader sweep over UW the following day, gave WSU control of the Pacific-10 North Conference.
A grand slam by WSU second baseman Dan Wodrich ended a pitchers' duel in Friday's series opening game. With the game scoreless in the seventh inning, WSU broke things open with five runs, four of which were courtesy of Wodrich's slam.
"We had to have that game," WSU Head Coach Bobo Brayton said after Friday's win.
The only negative note for WSU was that Brian Stanton went hitless (in fact, the two teams combined for only eight hits in the game) to see his school record-tying hitting streak end at 16.
Another streak also ended on this Friday afternoon, and that was UW's 19-game winning streak. In fact, the Huskies started another streak (losing) after Saturday's sweep by WSU. The Cougars, who extended their winning streak to 13 games, won the opener 2-0 and followed that up with a 5-1 victory in the nightcap.
"I think we showed some people we're for real," Wodrich said after Saturday's sweep. "We can play tough when the competition is tough."
With the three wins, WSU improved to 30-6 and 7-0 in the conference while UW dropped to 26-10 and 6-3 in league play.
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