Cougar Tennis Dominates Day Two Of Cougar Classic

Sept. 20, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash -- The Washington State Tennis team finished strong to conclude the 12th annual Cougar Classic Tournament, Saturday.

'Overall I was impressed with the way we played in our first tournament,' said WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart. 'I like the way the players adapted during the sets to beat their opponents.'

The Cougars captured five of six singles championships and added a pair of runner-up finishes. WSU also occupied three of the four spots in the finals of the two doubles brackets.

In the No. 2 singles bracket WSU senior Lorena Arias defeated junior teammate Nora Gaal, 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 to capture the title.

Cougar Chris Martinez won the No. 3 singles championship by knocking off Boise State's Alyssa Ayling in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.

Senior Cougar Zorana Roganovic beat Megan Biorkman of Boise State in straight sets 7-5, 6-4 for the title in No. 4 singles.

In the No. 5 singles bracket WSU junior Zsofia Fodor rallied past Boise State's Jelena Koprivica in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

WSU freshman Nelly Dvornicka handed a straight set loss to Idaho's Tara Fielding, 6-2, 6-1. Dvornicka then advanced to the championship round where she recorded a come-from-behind victory over Anna Curtolo of Boise State, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

'Nelly played an excellent match,' Hart said. 'I'm very impressed with her fight and her character.'Cougar freshman Amy Toth lost to Boise State's Jemima Howard, 6-3, 7-5 in the No. 1 singles bracket.

Cougar junior No. 41 Orsolya Sallai finished fourth in the No. 1 singles bracket after losing to Idaho's Sunel Nieuwoudt, 6-3, 6-1.

In No. 1 doubles competition the WSU tandem of Arias/Martinez won in the semifinal round beating Boise State's Alyssa Ayling/Megan Biorkman, 8-1. The duo fell to Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward of Boise State in the championship match and lost 8-3.

WSU advanced a pair of doubles teams to the No. 2 final. Gaal/Fodor defeated Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding of Idaho, 8-5 while Roganovic/Dvornicka defeated Boise State's Curtolo/Koprivica, 8-4. The No. 2 doubles championship match will be played at a later time.

'I am excited about the way we played the last two days,' said Hart. 'I am looking forward to the BYU tournament next week because it will present more challenges for our players.'

2003 Cougar Classic Day Two Results#1 SinglesChampionshipJemima Hayward (BSU) def. Amy Toth (WSU), 6-3, 7-5

Third PlaceSunel Nieuwudt (Idaho) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-3, 6-1

Fifth PlacePatricia Chien (Wyoming) def. Jame Buterbaugh (Gonzaga), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0

Seventh PlaceMichaela Zima (Montana) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1

#2 SinglesChampionshipLorena Arias (WSU) def. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-7, 6-1, 6-2

Third PlaceErin Polowski (BSU) def. Kareen Konishi (Idaho), 6-1, 6-1

Fifth PlaceJennifer Hancock (Wyoming) def. Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), 7-5, 6-2

Seventh PlaceLindsey Torgerson (Montana) def. Laurel Brown (MSU), 6-1, 6-0

#3 SinglesChampionshipChris Martinez (WSU) def. Alyssa Ayling (BSU), 6-3, 6-4

Third PlaceYuliani Santi (Wyoming def. Annabelle Janairo (Montana), 3-2 (retired)

Fifth PlaceMariel Tinnirello (Idaho) def. Karolina Rowiniski (Wyoming), 7-5, 6-3

Seventh PlaceKaty Clarke (MSU) def. Leigh Orne (Gonzaga), 6-2, 6-0

#4 SinglesChampionshipZorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Megan Biorkman (BSU), 7-5, 6-4

Third PlaceEfrat Leopold (Idaho) def. Amy Senko (Wyoming), 6-0, 7-5

Fifth PlaceIvette Duran (MSU) def. Sirrah Williams (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-1

Seventh PlaceMegan Williams (Wyoming) def. Colby Fannin (Montana), 6-4, 6-2

#5 SinglesChampionshipZsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Jelena Koprivica (BSU), 6-4, 6-4

Third PlacePatricia Ruman (Idaho) def. Malena Rosen (Montana), 6-1, 6-00

Fifth PlaceAndrea House (Wyoming) def. Katie Sanders (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4

#6 SinglesSemifinalsAnna Curtolo (BSU) def. Gwen Moser (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-00Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Tara Fielding (Idaho), 6-2, 6-1

ChampionshipNelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Anna Curtolo (BSU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

Third PlaceTara Fielding (Idaho) BYE

Fourth PlaceGwen Moser (Wyoming)

Consolation RoundAnna Hockett (MSU) def. Connie Head (Gonzaga), 6-2, 6-3Haley McDonald (Montana) def. Laura Richert (MSU), 6-4, 6-7, 6-3

Fifth PlaceHaley McDonald (Montana) def. Anna Hockett (MSU), 6-4, 6-2

Seventh PlaceConnie Head (Gonzaga) def. Laura Richert (MSU), 6-1, 6-2

Ninth PlaceBonny Bower (Montana) def. Hannah Tinney (Gonzaga), 7-3, 7-5

#1 DoublesSemifinalsLorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Alyssa Ayling/Megan Biorkman (BSU), 8-1Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward (BSU) def. Amy Toth/Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 8-2

ChampionshipPolowski/Hayward (BSU) def. Arias/Martinez (WSU), 8-3

Third PlaceBiorkman/Ayling (BSU) def. Toth/Sallai (WSU), 8-2

#1 DoublesConsolation RoundPatricia Chien/Karolina Rowinski (Wyoming) vs. Michaela Zima/Annabelle Janairo (Montana), Not PlayedLindsey Torgerson/Colby Fannin (Montana) def. Laurel Brown/Remy Clark (MSU), No Score ReportedSunel Nieuwoudt/Efrat Leopold (Idaho) def. Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), 8-4Kareen Konishi/Mariel Tinnerello (Idaho) def. Jennifer Hancock/Yuliani Santi (Wyoming), 8-5Nieuwoudt/Leopold (Idaho) def. Konishi/Tinnerello (Idaho), No Score ReportedButerbaugh/Bates (Gonzaga) def. Hancock/Santi (Wyoming), 8-1

#2 DoublesSemifinalsNora Gaal/Zsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding (Idaho), 8-5Zorana Roganovic/Nelly Dvornicka(WSU) def. Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica (BSU), 8-4

ChampionshipGaal/Fodor (WSU) vs. Roganovic/Dvornicka (WSU), Not Played

Third PlaceRuman/Fielding (Idaho) def. Curtolo/Koprivica (BSU), 8-6

Consolation RoundVera Vasileva/Katy Clarke (MSU) def. Leigh Orne/Katie Sanders (Gonzaga), 8-4Haley McDonald/Malena Rosen (Montana) vs. Bonny Bower (Montana)/Laura Richert (MSU), Not PlayedGwen Moser/Amy Senko (Wyoming) def. Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett (MSU), 8-3Andrea House/Megan Williams (Wyoming) def. Sirrah Williams/Connie Head (Gonzaga), 9-8 (7-3)

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