Cougars Fall to Bruins, 7-0

April 4, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team fell to No. 9 UCLA Saturday, 7-0, at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

The day started with singles action as Aleksandra Cekic fell to UCLA's No. 45 Andrea Remynse, 6-1, 6-1. At the No. 4 slot, Ioana Oprea suffered a tough loss to Nina Pantic, 6-1, 6-4.

Elisabeth Fournier faced off with No. 80 Maya Johansson at the No. 3 position. The WSU freshmen ended up falling, 6-1, 7-5. Marina Nicolas was able to force a third-set in her match against Carling Seguso. Nicolas lost the first-set, but battled back to win the second. In the end, Seguso proved to be too much earning the victory, 6-2, 4-6, 10-3.

Ekaterina Kamendova competed in a three-set marathon against No. 16 Yasmin Schanck. Kamendova lost the first-set, but was able to surge back and win the second. The Bruins top-player proved to be too much and went on to earn the victory, 6-2, 6-7(8-6), 6-2.

In doubles, play, Fournier and Jessica Gomez suffered a tough loss to Maya Johansson and Remynse at the No. 3 slot, 8-1. At the No. 2 position, Oprea and Selaru were defeated by UCLA's Seguso and Wetmore, 8-2.

The Cougars return to the court to take on San Diego, Sunday, April 5, at 10 a.m.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
No. 9 UCLA 7 def. WSU 0
April 4, 2009
Pullman, Wash.

Doubles:

1) Panitc/Schanck (UCLA) def. Cekic/Kamendova (WSU) 8-12) Seguso/Wetmore (UCLA) def. Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) 8-23) Johansson/Remynse (UCLA) def. Gomez/Fournier (WSU) 8-1

Singles:1) Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) 6-2, 6-7(8-6), 6-22) Andrea Remynse (UCLA) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU) 6-1, 6-13) Maya Johansson (UCLA) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 6-1, 7-54) Nina Pantic (UCLA) def. Ioana Oprea (WSU) 6-1, 6-45) Carling Seguso (UCLA) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-1, 4-6, 10-36) Stephanie Wetmore (UCLA) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU) 6-0, 6-1

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