WSU Tennis Perfect In Day One Of Cougar Classic

Sept. 21, 2001

PULLMAN - The Washington State women's tennis team picked up where it left off last season.

After advancing to the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament, the Cougars opened their 2001-02 campaign dominating the competition in the 10th Annual Cougar Classic Friday.

Led by 24th-ranked Erica Perkins, the Cougars went 18-0 during day one of the tournament. In first round singles play, Perkins defeated Montana's Sarah Blain, 6-2, 6-2. In the second round, she beat Jamie Buterbaugh of Gonzaga, 6-1, 6-1.

'It's always fun to play in Pullman,' Perkins said. 'It's always great to be out with the team and have Cougar fans supporting us. I played pretty well. I started off a little cold, but then I came out of it and by the end of the day I was feeling sharp.'

Stacy McKenna, ranked 83rd in the nation, began her day by defeating Gonzaga Bulldog Aaryn Volkman, 6-1, 6-3. In her second match, McKenna beat Montana's Molly Sanders, 6-0, 6-0.

Perkins and McKenna advanced to the championship match of their draws, as did Lorena Arias, Chris Martinez-Hernandez, Orsolya Sallai, Zorana Roganovic, Zofia Fodor and Nora Gaal for the Cougars.

In doubles play, the No. 27 combo of McKenna and Perkins outlasted Gonzaga's Buterbaugh and Taio Miller, 8-1.

'We played well,' WSU Head Coach Cari Croce said. 'We came out and kept our composure. We had some good matches and did what we needed to do to finish them. I was really pleases with the doubles. We played aggressively. Saturday will be a tougher day with a lot of good match-ups. We'll need to come out here ready to go.'

The Classic resumes Saturday at 8 a.m. with two rounds of doubles play and one round of singles.

2001 Cougar Classic Results#1 SinglesFirst RoundErica Perkins (WSU) d. Sarah Blain (Montana) 6-2, 6-2Jamie Buterbaugh (Gonzaga) d. Paola Vizcaino (Whitman) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1Barbora Kudilkova (Idaho) d. Neza Kurnik (MSU) 6-2, 6-7, 6-4Aibika Kalsarieva (LCSC) d. Renate Stoup (Boise State) 6-2, 6-1Second RoundErica Perkins (WSU) d. Jamie Buterbaugh (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-1Aibika Kalsarieva (LCSC) d. Barbora Kudilkova (Idaho) 6-2, 6-3Consolation RoundSarah Blain (Montana) d. Paola Vizcaino (Whitman) 6-1, 6-0Renate Stoup (Boise State) d. Neza Kurnik (MSU) 6-4, 6-2

#2 SinglesFirst RoundStacy McKenna (WSU) d. Aaryn Volkman (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-2Molly Sanders (Montana) d. Stacy Voelker (MSU) 6-1, 6-3Helen Lawson (Boise State) d. Jennifer Schwartz (Whitman) 6-1, 6-0Pei Yuin Keng (LCSC) d. Vida Senci (Idaho) 7-5, 7-6Second RoundStacy McKenna (WSU) d. Molly Sanders (Montana) 6-0, 6-0Pei Yuin Keng (LCSC) d. Helen Lawson (Boise State) 6-2, 6-1Consolation RoundAaryn Volkman (Gonzaga) d. Stacy Voelker (MSU) 7-6, 6-4Jennifer Schwartz (Whitman) d. Vida Senci (Idaho) 6-2, 6-2

#3 SinglesFirst RoundElizabeth Lowerance (MSU) d. Leigh Orne (Gonzaga) 6-2, 6-2Jemina Hayward (Boise State) d. Pooja Deshmukh (Idaho) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3Sanet Nel (LCSC) d. Michaela Zina (Montana) 6-4, 6-1Lorena Arias (WSU) d. Selima Serna (Whitman) 6-0, 6-0Second RoundJemina Hayward (Boise State) d. Elizabeth Lowerance (MSU) 6-3, 6-3Lorena Arias (WSU) d. Sanet Nel (LCSC) 6-1, 6-0Consolation RoundPooja Deshmukh (Idaho) d. Leigh Orne (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-0Michaela Zina (Montana) d. Selima Serna (Whitman) 6-1, 7-5

#4 SinglesFirst RoundZeljka Vidic (Idaho) d. Monica Hilmer (Whitman) 6-0, 6-0Erin Pohowski (Boise State) d. Taio Miller (Gonzaga) 6-1, 3-6, 6-0Annabelle Janiero (Montana) d. Jinnie Shrestha (LCSC) 6-1, 6-3Chris Martinez-Hernandez (WSU) d. Colleen Cohee (MSU) 6-1, 6-4Second RoundErin Pohowski (Boise State) d. Zeljka Vidic (Idaho) 6-2, 6-3Chris Martinez-Hernandez (WSU) d. Annabelle Janiero (Montana) 6-3, 6-4Consolation RoundMonica Hilmer (Whitman) d. Taio Miller (Gonzaga) 7-5, 7-5Colleen Cohee (MSU) d. Jinnie Shrestha (LCSC) 6-2, 6-1

#5 SinglesFirst RoundOrsolya Sallai (WSU) d. Katie Sanders (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-1Rachel Drummond (MSU) advanced due to Idaho withdrawalLindsay Jorgenson (Montana) d. Molly Mayes (Whitman) 7-6, 6-2Anna Curtolo (Boise State) d. Daniella Poeschl (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0Second RoundOrsolya Sallai (WSU) d. Rachel Drummond (MSU) 6-2, 4-6, 7-6Anna Curtolo (Boise State) d. Lindsay Jorgenson (Montana) 6-1, 6-0Consolation RoundKatie Sanders (Gonzaga) advanced due to Idaho withdrawalDaniella Poeschl (LCSC) d. Molly Mayes (Whitman) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4

#6 SinglesFirst RoundZorana Roganovic (WSU) d. Jesan Dyer (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0Larissa Nicoll (Idaho) d. Marina Forester (MSU) 6-2, 6-2Connie Head (Gonzaga) d. Carissa Klarich (Whitman) 6-1, 6-1Jemina Attard (Boise State) d. Christine Dickson (Montana) 6-1, 6-1Second RoundZorana Roganovic (WSU) d. Larissa Nicoll (Idaho) 6-3, 6-4Jemina Attard (Boise State) d. Connie Head (Gonzaga) 6-2, 6-1Consolation RoundMarina Forester (MSU) d. Jesan Dyer (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0Christine Dickson (Montana) d. Carissa Klarich (Whitman) 6-4, 6-0

#7 SinglesFirst RoundAlyssa Ayling (Boise State) d. Staci Rust (MSU) 6-2, 6-0Ashild Fjeldheim (Montana) d. Megan Riedle (LCSC) by defaultMonica Martin (Idaho) d. Kimberly Schultz (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-1Zofia Fodor (WSU) d. Katy Newhouse (Whitman) 6-0, 6-0Second RoundAlyssa Ayling (Boise State) d. Ashild Fjeldheim (Montana) 7-5, 6-0Zofia Fodor (WSU) d. Monica Martin (Idaho) 7-5, 6-1Consolation RoundMegan Riedle (LCSC) d. Staci Rust (MSU) 7-6, 6-1Kimberly Schultz (Gonzaga) d. Katy Newhouse (Whitman) 6-1, 6-3

#8 SinglesFirst RoundNora Gaal (WSU) advanced with a byeKatie Clarke (MSU) d. Sirrah Williams (Gonzaga) 6-3, 6-4Hannah Swee (Whitman) d. Megan Fisher (Montana) 6-1, 1-6, 7-5Emily Forth (LCSC) advanced with a byeSecond RoundNora Gaal (WSU) d. Katie Clarke (MSU) 6-3, 6-4Hannah Swee (Whitman) d. Emily Forth (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0Consolation RoundSirrah Williams (Gonzaga) advanced with a byeMegan Fisher (Montana) advanced with a bye

#1 DoublesFirst RoundPerkins/McKenna (WSU) d. Buterbaugh/Miller (Gonzaga) 8-1Kurnik/Lowrance (MSU) d. Kudilkova/Vidic (Idaho)Yuin Keng/Kalsaneva (LCSC) d. Blain/Janiero (Montana) 9-8Stoup/Lawson (Boise State) d. Vizciano/Hilmer (Whitman) 8-0

#2 DoublesFirst RoundDickson/Sanders (Montana) d. Schwartz/Serna (Whitman) 8-4Polowski/Hayward (Boise State) d. Nicoll/Senci (Idaho) 8-1Cohee/Drummond (MSU) d. Orne/Volkman (Gonzaga) 8-3Arias/Martinez-Hernandez (WSU) d. Nel/Shrestha (LCSC) 8-3

#3 DoublesFirst RoundAttard/Ayling (Boise State) d. Poeschl/Dyer (LCSC) 8-0Deshmuich/Martin (Idaho) d. Rust/Voelker (MSU) 8-4Roganovic/Sallai (WSU) d. Swee/Mayes (Whitman) 8-6Jorgenson/Zina (Montana) d. Sanders/Schultz (Gonzaga) 9-7

#4 DoublesFirst RoundFodor/Gaal (WSU) advanced with a byeClarke/Forester (MSU) d. Williams/Head (Gonzaga) 8-6Klarich/Newhouse (Whitman) d. Riedle/Forth (LCSC) 8-4Cartolo/Cheung (Boise State) d. Fisher/Fjeldheim (Montana) 8-0

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