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Women's tennis hit road to face WA State and WA

April 03, 2008

This Week
The 12th-ranked Arizona State Women's Tennis Team (12-4) will hit the road this weekend, heading to Washington to take on the Cougars and Huskies of Washington State and Washington.

Last time out saw the Sun Devils come out determined as they finished out their home regular season with their first win over No. 5 Stanford in 24 years with a gritty 4-3 victory. They faced the No. 6 Cal Golden Bears to wrap the weekend, but the Bears were took much as ASU felll 5-2.

Stalking the Cougars
The Sun Devils travel up to Pullman this weekend to face the 41st-ranked Washington State Cougars who currently sit on an 11-8 overall record and an 0-3 Pac-10 record. Their big names include the 55th-ranked Ekaterina Burduli, a senior from Tel Aviv with a 23-8 overall singles record and a 12-6 duel record. Last season the Sun Devils shut out the Cougars 7-0 on the Sun Devils home courts.

The Hounds of Washington
No. 49 Washington enters the weekend with a 10-8 record and are coming off tough losses to ranked opponents Michigan, Michigan State and conference foe, Oregon. Making a racket on the Husky line-up is 40th-ranked Venice Chan who comes in with a 19-7 overall record and 13-5 duel record. Also in the rankings is No. 119, Tara Simpson with a 19-8 overall and 13-5 duel record as well. Last season the Sun Devils opened Pac-10 play with a shut out the Huskies 7-0 on the Sun Devils home courts at Whiteman Tennis Center.

Up Next
The Sun Devils will remain on the road next week, and for the remainder of their regular season as they face Pac-10 powerhouses UCLA and USC for Pac-10 standings on Friday, April 11 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday the 12th at noon. Matches will be held in L.A. and all times are Pacific.