Cougars Buck the Cowboys, 5-2

March 17, 2009

Honolulu, Hawaii. - The Washington State women's tennis team jumped out to the early lead by winning the opening doubles point Tuesday, en route to a victory over Wyoming, 5-2.

At No. 2 doubles, Jessica Gomez and Elisabeth Fournier grabbed the first victory for the Cougars with an impressive win over Jaime Nelson and Rebecca Berger, 8-5.

Aleksandra Cekic and Ekaterina Kamendova picked up the second victory for WSU. The Cougar tandem defeated Wyoming's Sarah Summerfield and Carly Van Hollen, 9-7.

In singles play, Kamendova suffered a tough loss at the No. 1 slot. Summerfield defeated the WSU sophomore, 6-2, 7-5. Cekic earned her third victory in a row with a three-set win over Wyoming's Berger, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0.

At No. 3, Fournier picked up victory number 17 on the season with a straight set win over Van Hollen, 6-3, 6-4. Marina Nicolas improved her record to 14-11 after downing Chaix, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

The Cougars picked up victories by default at the No. 3 doubles slot and the No. 6 singles position because Wyoming's team consisted of only five players.

The Cougars will return to the court Wednesday March 18, where they will face Hawaii-Pacific at noon.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Washington State 5 def. Wyoming 2
March 17, 2009
Honolulu, Hawaii

Doubles:

1) Cekic/Kamendova (WSU) def. Summerfield/Van Hollen (UW) 9-72) Gomez/Fournier (WSU) def. Nelson/Berger (UW) 8-53) Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) wins by default

Singles:1) Sarah Summerfield (UW) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) 6-2, 7-52) Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Rebecca Berger (UW) 6-3, 2-6, 6-03) Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Carly Van Hollen (UW) 6-3, 6-44) Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Carolina Chaix (UW) 3-6, 6-1, 6-25) Jamie Nelson (UW) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-2, 6-36) Livia Gherman (WSU) wins by default

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