No. 16 Women's Tennis Shuts Out Cougars 7-0
March 7, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz-- After besting the Washington Huskies the day before, the Sun Devils Women's Tennis team wrapped up a successful home weekend on Sunday with a win over the Washington State Cougars 7-0.
There was no shortage of action in doubles play, as Nadia Abdala and Laila Abdala downed Marina Nicolas and Bianca Selaru 8-1. Tenth-ranked pair Micaela Hein and Kelcy McKenna triumphed over Ekaterina Kamendova and Elisabeth Fornier 8-2. Sianna Simmons and Ashlee Brown fought to pull ahead of Aleksandra Cekic and Ioana Oprea and ultimately defeated them 8-5 for the doubles point.
The team stayed competitive in singles, winning every match. Senior Laila Abdala breezed passed Ioana Oprea 6-0, 6-1 and was followed up shortly by teammate Ashlee Brown, who overcame Bianca Selaru 6-2, 6-0. No. 3 Kelcy McKenna was thrilling to watch as she battled it out against Ekaterina Kamendova and her intense effort was rewarded with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Kamendova. Her partner Micaela Hein struggled against Elisabeth Fornier dropping the first set 2-6. Hein rallied back and prevailed 7-6, 10-7.
Head Coach Sheila McInerney said she was proud of how both teams played: 'It was a good way to end a home weekend. I thought Washington State battled very well and I feel our girls competed well after a long match yesterday.' The Devils are now 16-0 all-time against Washington State.
Women's Tennis now heads to Los Angeles where they will face off against USC at 1:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, March 11. The next day they will face the UCLA Bruins, also at 1:30 p.m. The team's next home match will be Sunday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. where they will do battle with California.
ASU def. WSU 7-0
Micaela Hein/Kelcy McKenna def. Ekaterina Kamendova/ Elisabeth Fournier 8-2
Laila Abdala/Nadia Abdala def. Marina Nicolas/ Bianca Selaru 8-1
Ashlee Brown/Sianna Simmons def. Aleksandra Cekic/ Ioana Oprea 8-5
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
Kelcy McKenna def. Ekaterina Kamendova 6-2, 6-3
Nadia Abdala def. Aleksandra Cekic 6-1, 6-2
Micaela Hein def. Elisabeth Fournier 2-6, 7-6, 10-7
Laila Abdala def. Ioana Oprea 6-0, 6-1
Sianna Simmons def. Marina Nicolas 6-4, 6-1
Ashlee Brown def. Bianca Selaru 6-2, 6-0
Order of finish: 4, 6, 2, 1, 5, 3