Cougars Stopped by BYU, 6-1

Jan. 23, 2009

Provo, Utah - The No. 44 (ITA) Washington State University women's tennis team (3-2) traveled to Provo, Utah, for a match against Mountain West Conference opponent BYU, but were defeated, 6-1, Friday.

BYU (1-1) came out with the early lead as they won two of three doubles matches, clinching the opening point.

Teammates Marina Nicolas and Jessica Gomez picked up the lone doubles win for the Cougars upending McCall Jones and Megan Price, 7-6 (5), at No. 3. Freshmen tandem Elisabeth Fournier and Ioana Oprea came out for a battle against Kristina Doerr and Romina Nedakovic, but ending up suffering a tough loss, 8-3, at No. 2.

In singles action, the Cougars lone victory came when sophomore Jessica Gomez improved her record to 9-5 after beating Jocelyn Jenson without giving up a point, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6.

At No. 4, Nicolas came out strong and won the first set of her singles match at No.4, but was unable to complete the victory and fell in three sets to Price, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 10-7.

Senior Bianca Selaru also suffered a tough loss to the hands of Elle Carney, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 5 position.

The Cougars return to action Saturday, Jan. 31, when they take on Tulsa at the National Indoor Qualifier, in Chicago.

No. 47 BYU 6 def. No. 44 Washington State 1
January 23, 2009
Provo, Utah

Doubles1. Jones/Price (BYU) def. Cekic/Selaru (WSU) 8-12. Doerr/Nedakovic (BYU) def. Fournier/Oprea (WSU) 8-33. Nicolas/Gomez (WSU) def. Carney/Hayasaka (BYU) 7-6 (7)Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3BYU wins the doubles point

Singles1. McCall Jones (BYU) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 6-1, 6-22. Kristina Doerr (BYU) def. Ioana Oprea (WSU) 6-0, 6-13. Romina Nedakovic (BYU) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) 6-3, 6-3*4. Megan Price (BYU) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-7 (3), 6-3, 10-75. Elle Carney (BYU) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) 6-2, 6-26. Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Jocelyn Jensen (BYU) 6-0, 6-0* denotes clinching match--Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3, 5, 6, 4
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