Cougars Record Near Perfect Day At Cougar Classic

Sept. 19, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State tennis team looked strong during the first day of competition in the 12th annual Cougar Classic Tournament.

Five Cougars advanced to the championship round in singles, while all four doubles teams advanced to the semifinals.

'I was impressed with everyone's fight today,' WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart. 'We battled back to win some matches in both singles and doubles.'

Playing in the No. 1 singles bracket No. 78 Orsolya Sallai advanced to the semifinal round before losing to Boise State's Jemima Hayward, 6-2, 6-1. Sallai will play Idaho's Sunel Nieuwoudt Saturday at 9 a.m. for third place.

Freshman Amy Toth had an impressive first collegiate outing. In the No. 1 singles bracket Toth will play Hayward for the championship, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Toth defeated Montana State's Vera Vasileva in straight sets 6-0, 6-3 and Nieuwoudt 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

'I am very proud of Amy's effort,' Hart said. 'She got away from her game in the second set, then got hit in the eye at 5-3 in the third set. She lost that game, but overcame all of the adversity to win.'

In the No. 2 singles bracket Cougar senior Lorena Arias and junior Nora Gaal both advanced to the championship and will play each other for the title Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Arias defeated Jennifer Hancock of Wyoming and Erin Polowski of Boise State, in straight sets. Gaal also secured her two victories in straight sets over Lindsey Torgerson of Montana and Kareen Konishi of Idaho, respectively.

Cougar junior Chris Martinez also advanced to the championship in the No. 3 singles bracket. She defeated Montana State's Katy Clarke 6-0, 6-1 and Wyoming's Yuliani Santi 6-1, 6-1. Martinez is set to face Alyssa Ayling of Boise State Saturday for the title at 10:30 a.m.

Competing in the No. 4 singles bracket Cougar senior Zorana Roganovic advanced to the championship round after defeating Ivette Duran of Montana State, 6-1, 6-0 and Efrat Leopold of Idaho, 6-2, 6-2. Roganovic will play Megan Biorkman of BSU in the title match Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Junior Zsofia Fodor posted a pair of straight set victories to advance to the No. 5 singles championship. She knocked off Gonzaga's Katie Sanders 6-1, 7-5 and Montana's Malena Rosen 6-1, 6-2. Fodor will face Jelena Koprivica of Boise State Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Freshman Nelly Dvornicka advanced to the semifinals in the No. 6 singles bracket after defeating Hannah Tenney of Gonzaga in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. Dvornicka will play Tara Fielding of Idaho Saturday at 9 a.m.

In doubles action No. 40 Arias/Martinez advanced to the semifinals in the No. 1 bracket after defeating Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates of Gonzaga, 8-4. The tandem will face Boise State's Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling in the semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m.

In the other No. 1 doubles semifinal, WSU's Toth/Sallai will face Boise State's Erin Polowski/Hayward at 1 p.m. The Cougar pair advanced with an 8-5 victory over Jennifer Hancock/Santi of Wyoming 8-5.

In No. 2 doubles competition Fodor/Gaal defeated Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett of Montana State, 8-0 to advance to the semifinal match where they will face Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding of Idaho Saturday at 1 p.m.

Roganovic/Dvornicka also captured a victory to advance to the semifinal round. The duo defeated Andrea House/Megan Williams of Wyoming, 8-4 and will face Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica of Boise State Saturday at 1 p.m.

2003 Cougar Classic Day One Results#1 SinglesFirst RoundJemima Hayward (BSU) def. Jaime Buterbaugh (Gonzaga), 6-2, 7-5Orsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Michaela Zima (Montana), 6-3, 6-1Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho) def. Patricia Chien (Wyoming), 6-3, 6-1Amy Toth (WSU) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 6-0, 6-3

SemifinalsJemima Hayward (BSU) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-2, 6-1Amy Toth (WSU) def. Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

ChampionshipJemima Hayward (BSU) vs. Amy Toth (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third PlaceOrsolya Sallai (WSU) vs. Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation RoundJamie Buterbaugh (Gonzaga) def. Michaela Zima (Montana), 6-0, 6-1Patricia Chien (Wyoming) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (4)

Fifth PlaceJame Buterbaugh (Gonzaga) vs. Patricia Chien(Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh PlaceMichaela Zima (Montana) vs.Vera Vasileva (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

#2 SinglesFirst RoundErin Polowski (BSU) def. Laurel Brown (MSU), 6-0, 6-0Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Jennifer Hancock (Wyoming), 6-2, 6-4Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Lindsey Torgerson (Montana), 6-0, 6-4Kareen Konishi (Idaho) def. Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-1

SemifinalsLorena Arias (WSU) def. Erin Polowski (BSU), 6-3, 6-3Noral Gaal (WSU) def. Kareen Konishi (Idaho), 6-0, 6-1

ChampionshipLorena Arias (WSU) vs. Nora Gaal (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third PlaceKareen Konishi (Idaho) vs. Erin Polowski (BSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation RoundJennifer Hancock (Wyoming) def. Laurel Brown (MSU), 6-1, 6-3Kendall Bates (Gonzaga) def. Lindsey Torgerson (Montana), 6-2, 6-1

Fifth PlaceJennifer Hancock (Wyoming) vs. Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh PlaceLaurel Brown (MSU) vs. Lindsey Torgerson (Montana), Saturday 9 a.m.

#3 SinglesFirst RoundAlyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Karolina Rowiniski (Wyoming), 6-0, 6-1Annabelle Janairo (Montana) def. Leigh Orne (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-1Yuliani Santi (Wyoming) def. Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho), 7-5, 7-6 (8)Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Katy Clarke (MSU), 6-0, 6-1

SemifinalsAlyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Annabelle Janairo (Montana), 6-1, 6-0Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Yuliani Santi (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-1

ChampionshipAlyssa Ayling (BSU) vs. Chris Martinez (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third PlaceAnnabelle Janairo (Montana) vs. Yuliani Santi (Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation RoundKarolina Rowiniski (Wyoming) def. Leigh Orne (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-3Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho) def. Katy Clarke (MSU), 6-2, 6-2

Fifth PlaceWinner Karolina Rowiniski (Wyoming) vs. Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh PlaceLeigh Orne (Gonzaga) vs. Katy Clarke (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

#4 SinglesFirst RoundMegan Biorkman (BSU) def. Sirrah Williams (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-1Amy Senko (Wyoming) def. Colby Fannin (Montana), 7-6 (3), 6-0Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Ivette Duran (MSU), 6-1, 6-0Efrat Leopold (Idaho) def. Megan Williams (Wyoming), 6-3, 6-4

SemifinalsMegan Biorkman (BSU) def. Amy Senko (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-2Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Efrat Leopold (Idaho), 6-2, 6-2

ChampionshipMegan Biorkman (BSU) vs., Zorana Roganovic (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third PlaceAmy Senko (Wyoming) vs. Efrat Leopold (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation RoundSirrah Williams (Gonzaga) def. Colby Fannin (Montana), 6-2, 6-3Ivette Duran (MSU) def. Megan Williams (Wyoming), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Fifth PlaceSirrah Williams (Gonzaga) vs. Ivette Duran (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh PlaceColby Fannin (Montana) vs. Megan Williams (Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m.

#5 SinglesFirst RoundZsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Katie Sanders (Gonzaga), 6-1, 7-5Malena Rosen (Montana) def. Remy Clark (MSU), 7-6, 0-6, 6-2Patricia Ruman (Idaho) BYEJelena Koprivica (BSU) def. Andrea House (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-2

SemifinalsZsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Malena Rosen (Montana), 6-1, 6-2Jelena Koprivica (BSU) def. Patricia Ruman (Idaho), 6-3, 6-2

ChampionshipZsofia Fodor (WSU) vs. Jelena Koprivica (BSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third PlaceMalena Rosen (Montana) vs. Patricia Ruman (Idaho), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Consolation RoundKatie Sanders (Gonzaga) def. Remy Clark (MSU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1Andrea House (Wyoming) BYE

Fifth PlaceKatie Sanders (Gonzaga) vs. Andrea House (Wyoming), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Seventh PlaceRemy Clark (MSU)

#6 SinglesFirst RoundAnna Curtolo (BSU) BYEAnna Hockett (MSU) BYEGwen Moser (Wyoming) def. Connie Head (Gonzaga), 6-1, 7-6 (2)Haley McDonald (Montana) BYENelly Dvornicka (WSU) BYEHannah Tenney (Gonzaga) def. Laura Richert (MSU), 6-2, 6-1Bonny Bower (Montana) BYETara Fielding (Idaho) BYE

Second RoundAnna Curtolo (BSU) def. Anna Hockett (MSU), 6-1, 6-2Gwen Moser (Wyoming) def. Haley McDonald (Montana), 6-2, 6-2Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Hannah Tenney (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-1Tara Fielding (Idaho) def. Bonny Bower (Montana), 6-1, 6-4

SemifinalsAnna Curtolo (BSU) vs. Gwen Moser (Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m.Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) vs. Tara Fielding (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

ChampionshipCurtolo/Moser Winner vs. Dvornicka/Fielding Winner, Saturday, Noon

Third PlaceCurtolo/Moser Loser vs. Dvornicka/Fielding Loser, Saturday, Noon

Consolation RoundConnie Head (Gonzaga) BYEAnna Hockett (MSU) def. Bonny Bower (Montana), 6-3, 6-1Haley McDonald (Montana) def. Hannah Tenney (Gonzaga), 7-6, 6-2Laura Richert (MSU) BYEConnie Head (Gonzaga) vs. Anna Hockett (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.Haley McDonald (Montana) vs. Laura Richert (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

Fifth PlaceHead/Hockett winner vs. McDonald/Richert winner, Saturday noon

Seventh PlacedHead/Hockett loser vs. McDonald/Richert loser, Saturday noon

Ninth PlaceBonny Bower (Montana) vs. Hannah Tinney (Gonzaga), Saturday noon

#1 DoublesFirst RoundLorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) BYEJamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates (Gonzaga) def. Lindsey Torgerson/Colby Fannin (Montana),8-1Megan Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Patricia Chien/Karolina Rowinski (Wyoming), 8-1Sunel Nieuwoudt/Efrat Leopold (Idaho) BYEAmy Toth/Orsolya Sallai (WSU) BYEJennifer Hancock/Yuliani Santi (Wyoming) def. Laurel Brown/Remy Clark (MSU), 8-2Kareen Konishi/Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho) def. Michaela Zima/Annabelle Janairo (Montana), 8-4Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward (BSU) BYE

2nd RoundLorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), 8-4Megan Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Sunel Nieuwoudt/Efrat Leopold (Idaho), 8-3Amy Toth/Orsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Jennifer Hancock/Yuliani Santi (Wyoming), 8-5Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward (BSU) def. Kareen Konishi/Mariel Tinnerello (Idaho), 8-3

SemifinalsLorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) vs. Megan Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling (BSU), Saturday 1 p.m.Amy Toth/Orsolya Sallai (WSU) vs. Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward (BSU), Saturday 1 p.m.

ChampionshipArias/Martinez (WSU)-Biorkman/Ayling (BSU) Winner vs. Toth/Sallai (WSU)-Polowski/Hayward (BSU) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m.

Third PlaceArias/Martinez (WSU)-Biorkman/Ayling (BSU) Loser vs. Toth/Sallai (WSU)-Polowski/Hayward (BSU) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

Consolation RoundPatricia Chien/Karolina Rowinksi (Wyoming) def. Lindsey Torgerson/Colby Fannin (Montana), 8-2Michaela Zima/Annabelle Janairo (Montana) def. Laurel Brown/Remy Clark (MSU), 8-5Patricia Chien/Karolina Rowinski (Wyoming) vs. Michaela Zima/Annabelle Janairo (Montana), Saturday 1 p.m.Lindsey Torgerson/Colby Fannin (Montana) vs. Laurel Brown/Remy Clark (MSU), Saturday 1 p.m.Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates (Gonzaga) vs. Sunel Nieuwoudt/Efrat Leopold (Idaho), Saturday 1 p.m.Jennifer Hancock/Yuliani Sanit (Wyoming) vs. Kareen Konishi/Mariel Tinnerello (Idaho), Saturday 1 p.m.Buterbaugh/Bates (Gonzaga)-Nieuwoudt/Leopold (Idaho) Winner vs. Hancock/Santi (Wyoming)-Konishi/Tinnerello (Idaho) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m.Buterbaugh/Bates (Gonzaga)-Nieuwoudt/Leopold (Idaho) Loser vs. Hancock/Santi (Wyoming)-Konishi/Tinnerello (Idaho) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

#2 DoublesFirst RoundNora Gaal/Zsofia Fodor (WSU) BYEIvette Duran/Anna Hockett (MSU) def. Leigh Orne/Katie Sanders (Gonzaga), 8-4Gwen Moser/Amy Senko (Wyoming) def. Haley McDonald/Malena Rosen (Montana), 8-3Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding (Idaho) BYEAndrea House/Megan Williams (Wyoming) BYEZorana Roganovic/Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Vera Vasileva/Katy Clarke (MSU), 8-4Sirrah Williams/Connie Head (Gonzaga) def. Bonny Bower (Montana)/Laura Richert (MSU), 8-2Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica (BSU) BYE

2nd RoundNora Gaal/Zsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett (MSU), 8-0Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding (Idaho) def. Gwen Moser/Amy Senko (Wyoming), 8-4Zorana Roganovic/NellyDvornicka (WSU) def. Andrea House/Megan Williams (Wyoming), 8-4Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica (BSU) def. Sirrah Williams/Connie Head (Gonzaga), 8-3

SemifinalsNora Gaal/Zsofia Fodor (WSU) vs. Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding (Idaho), Saturday 1 p.m.Zorana Roganovic/Nelly Dvornicka(WSU) vs. Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica (BSU), Saturday 1 p.m.

ChampionshipGaal/Fodor (WSU)-Ruman/Fielding (Idaho) Winner vs. Roganovic/Dvornicka (WSU)-Curtolo/Koprivica (BSU) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m.

Third PlaceGaal/Fodor (WSU)-Ruman/Fielding (Idaho) Loser vs. Roganovic/Dvornicka (WSU)-Curtolo/Koprivica (BSU) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

Consolation RoundLeigh Orne/Katie Sanders (Gonzaga) def. Haley McDonald/Malena Rosen (Montana), 8-6Vera Vasileva/Katy Clarke (MSU) def. Bonny Bower (Montana)/Laura Richert (MSU), 8-3Leigh Orne/Katie Sanders (Gonzaga) vs. Vera Vasileva/Katy Clarke (MSU), Saturday 1 p.m.Haley McDonald/Malena Rosen (Montana) vs. Bonny Bower (Montana)/Laura Richert (MSU), Saturday 1 p.m.

Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett (MSU) vs. Gwen Moser/Amy Senko (Wyoming), Saturday 1 p.m.Andrea House/Megan Williams (Wyoming) vs. Sirrah Williams/Connie Head (Gonzaga), Saturday 1 p.m.Duran/Hockett (MSU)-Moser/Senko (Wyoming) Winner vs. House/Williams (Wyoming)-Williams/Head (Gonzaga) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m.Duran/Hockett (MSU)-Moser/Senko (Wyoming) Loser vs. House/Williams (Wyoming)-Williams/Head (Gonzaga) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

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