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University of Oregon Women Team News
Ducks Cut Down by Cougars
Tuesday, 03/24/2009

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Oregon women's tennis team lost a nailbiter, 4-3, at Washington State on Friday night at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingberry Fieldhouse.

The No. 57 ranked Ducks fall to 7-7 (1-4 Pac-10) on the year. WSU's victory avenges a 7-0 Oregon win earlier in the season in Eugene.

Oregon swept through the doubles point, winning all three matches to take a 1-0 lead to start the dual against the Cougars.

But the Cougars rallied back in singles play, winning at No. 1, 2, 3, and 5 singles to earn the victory.

Oregon earned points at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, with freshmen Madelie Janse van Resnburg and Trudie du Toit pulling out victories.

No. 1 singles proved to be the most important match of the day. While WSU's win at No. 5 singles clinched the match, it was the Ekaterina Kamedova's three set win at No. 1 that put the Ducks away.

Oregon will state in the state of Washington when they play Washington in Seattle.


Washington State 4 def. No. 57 Oregon 3

March 13, 2009
Pullman, Wash.


1) Cecilia Olivos/Smatova (UO) def. Selaru/Fournier (WSU) 8-2
2) Du Toit/Seremeta (UO) def. Nicolas/Kamendova (WSU) 8-7 (3)
3) Hirt/Janse van Rensburg (UO) def. Cekic/Oprea (WSU) 8-1
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2


1) Ekaterina Kamedova (WSU) def. Carmen Seremeta (UO) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2) Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Pavlina Smatova (UO) 7-6 (3), 6-4
3) Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Ana Cecilia Olivos (UO) 6-2, 6-3
4) Madelie Janse van Rensburg (UO) def. Ioana Oprea (WSU) 6-1, 7-5
5) Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Siobhan Cavan (UO) 6-1, 6-3
6) Trudie Du Toit (UO) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-1, 6-4

Order of finish: 4, 3, 2, 1, 5, 6