Fournier and Nicolas Earn Cougar Classic Singles Championships

Sept. 20, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. - On the final day of the Cougar Classic tennis tournament held at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts, Elisabeth Fournier and Marina Nicolas won their respective brackets of singles play.

Fournier defeated teammate Ekaterina Kamendova in the Crimson singles bracket 6-1, 6-0. Fournier was the No. 2 Singles champion at the 2008 Cougar Classic.

Nicolas beat Stefanie Doolittle of Portland in the final of the Gray bracket 6-1, 6-0. Nicolas is a three time Cougar Classic champ, winning the No. 3 Singles flight for the past two years.

In doubles play, Liudmila Vasilieva and Fournier battled against Lacey Pflibsen and Megan Sporndli of Portland, but fell 9-7 in the Crimson bracket.

Erin Troedson and Nicolas won by default in doubles play of the Gray bracket.

The Cougars will return to action at the Gonzaga Invitational in Spokane, Wash. on Sept. 25-27.

2009 Cougar Classic
Washington State University
September 18-20, 2009
WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts

Crimson Singles

Fournier (WSU) def. Kamendova (WSU), 6-1, 6-0
Vasilieva (WSU) def. Perevoshchikova (UI), default
Soule (UM) def. Patton (EWU), 6-2, 6-1
Ohno (SU) def. Bampton (EWU), 7-6, (10-8), 4-6, 10-2
Hoath (UP) def. Dodge (GU), default
Dalkin (PSU) def. Fleckenstein (SU), 6-3, 6-2

Gray Singles

Nicolas (WSU) def. Doolittle (UP), 6-1, 6-0
Owens (WSU) def. Brown (WSU), 6-3, 6-0
Steele (EWU) def. Gleason (PSU), 6-4, 6-0
Moyse (UM) def. Sugimoto (SU), 6-1, 6-1
Valdali (PSU) def. Troedson (WSU), 1-6, 6-2, 10-2
Warner (EWU) def. Fuchs (UP), 1-6, 6-2, 15-13

Crimson Doubles

Pflibsen/Sporndli (UP) def. Vasilieva/Fournier (WSU), 9-7

Gray Doubles

Troedson/Nicolas (WSU) def. Villegas/Griffen (MSU), default
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