Cougs Prepare for Day Two of GU/EWU Fall Tournament

Sept. 25, 2009

CHENEY, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team began play today at the Gonzaga and Eastern Washington Fall Tennis Tournament Friday.

In Flight A, four Cougs had byes and will compete in Saturday's second round of play.

Jessica Gomez beat Gina Bloemers of Seattle 6-0, 6-0 to advance to the second round of play of Flight B. Two other Cougs will compete in the second round after having byes Friday.

Erin Troedson won her first match of the day, beating Aya Sugimoto of Seattle 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the second round in Flight C. Cara Brown and Jackie Owens will resume play Saturday after Friday's bye matches.

Two doubles teams advanced to Saturday's semifinal matches. In Flight B, the duo of Marina Nicolas and Troedson advanced to the semifinals after beating Tauria Bjerken and Laura Housinger of Gonzaga 8-1. Gomez and Ekaterina Kamendova also advanced after beating Mikaela Peterson and Sugimoto of Seattle 8-4, and Natalie Kirch and Jana Siwa of Idaho 8-6.

In Flight A, Elisabeth Fournier and Luda Vasilieva lost to Amanda Bran and Maddy Soule of Montana 8-6 in the quarter final.

Play will resume Saturday.

2009 GU/EWU Fall Tournament
Sept. 25-27, 2009

Women's Singles Flight A (Round of 32)
Knox, Molly (PSU) def. Griffin, Ali (MSU) 6-1; 7-5
Zauere, Kristina (GU) def. Alexander, Constance (UM) 7-5; 6-2
Villegas, LV (MSU) def. Warner, Ryann (EWU) 6-1; 6-4
Women's Singles Flight B (Round of 32)
Davidson, Heather (UM) def. Jenks, Audree (SU) 6-1; 6-2
Stime, Britta (GU) def. Moyse, Kayla (UM) 6-4; 2-6; 6-4
Dalkin, Anya (PSU) def. Liening, Judy (EWU) 6-3; 7-6(0)
Gomez, Jessica (WSU) def. Bloemers, Gina (SU) 6-0; 6-0
Women's Singles Flight C (Round of 32)
Sugimoto, Aya (SU) def. Troedson, Erin (WSU) 6-4; 6-4
Mortera, Steffanie (SU) def. Tosic, Marta (EWU) 7-5; 6-4
Silha, Alix (EWU) def. Gleason, Kylea (PSU) 6-4; 6-0
Verspieren, Gabrielle (GU) def. Fairbotham, Lucy (MSU) 6-2; 6-1
Women's Doubles Flight A (Round of 16)
Bran, Rebecca (UM) / Davidson, Heather (UM) def. Knox, Molly (PSU) / Vadali,
Nayanatara (PSU) 8-4
Fournier, Liz (WSU) / Luda (WSU), Vasileva def. Jenks, Audree (SU) / Schwab, Katrina (SU) 8-3
Bran, Amanda (UM) / Soule, Maddy (UM) def. Dodge, Clare (GU) / Zauere, Kristina (GU) 8-4
Griffin, Ali (MSU) / LV (MSU), Villegas def. Dalkin, Anya (PSU) / Stocking, Caitlin (PSU) 8-2
Perevoshchikova, Maria (UI) / Ulesanu, Alexandra (UI) def. Demerath, Marie (EWU) / Patton, Chelsea (EWU) 8-2
Farmer, Danielle (GU) / Rika (GU), Mehndiratta def. Coll, Jen (MSU) / De La Torre, Andrea (MSU) 8-4
Bampton, Caitlin (EWU) / Kelsey (EWU), Knight def. Googe, Ksenia (WSU) / Kankaras, Andjela (WSU) 9-8(6)
Irimescu, Silvia (UI) / Maciocha, Barbara (UI) def. Mortera, Steffanie (SU) /
Ohno, Ariel (SU) 9-7
Women's Doubles Flight A (Quarterfinal Round)
Farmer, Danielle (GU) / Rika (GU), Mehndiratta def. Bampton, Caitlin (EWU) / Knight, Kelsey (EWU) 8-5
Bran, Rebecca (UM) / Davidson, Heather (UM) def. Irimescu, Silvia (UI) / Maciocha, Barbara (UI) 8-3
Perevoshchikova, Maria (UI) / Ulesanu, Alexandra (UI) def. Griffin, Ali (MSU) / Villegas, LV (MSU) 8-3
Bran, Amanda (UM) / Soule, Maddy (UM) def. Fournier, Liz (WSU) / Vasileva, Luda (WSU) 8-6
Women's Doubles Flight A Consolation (W - Quarterfinal)
Jenks, Audree (SU) / Katrina (SU), Schwab def. Dodge, Clare (GU) / Zauere, Kristina (GU) 8-3
Dalkin, Anya (PSU) / Caitlin (PSU), Stocking def. Demerath, Marie (EWU) / Patton, Chelsea (EWU) 8-6
Googe, Ksenia (WSU) / Kankaras, Andjela (WSU) def. Coll, Jen (MSU) / De La Torre, Andrea (MSU) 9-7
Women's Doubles Flight A Consolation (W - Quarterfinal)Knox, Molly (PSU) / Vadali, Nayanatara (PSU) def. Mortera, Steffanie (SU) / Ohno, Ariel (SU) 8-3
Women's Doubles Flight B (Round of 16)
Brown, Cara (WSU) / Owens, Jackie (WSU) def. Stime, Britta (GU) / Verspieren, Gabrielle (GU) 8-6
Liening, Judy (EWU) / Warner, Ryann (EWU) def. Fairbotham, Lucy (MSU) / Gleason, Kylea (PSU) 8-2
Gomez, Jessica (WSU) / Kamendova, Kate (WSU) def. Peterson, Mikaela (SU) / Sugimoto, Aya (SU) 8-4
Gibson, Lauren (UM) / Kayla (UM), Moyse def. Silha, Alix (EWU) / Tosic, Marta (EWU) 8-4
Bjerken, Taurie (GU) / Laura (GU), Housinger def. Bloemers, Gina (SU) / Cheng, Whitney (SU) 8-2
Kirch, Natalie (UI) / Jana (UI), Siwa def. Norena, Rocio (EWU) / Steele, Jessi (EWU) 8-6
Women's Doubles Flight B (Quarterfinal Round)

Nichols, Marina (WSU) / Erin (WSU), Troedson def. Bjerken, Taurie (GU) / Housinger, Laura (GU) 8-1
Gibson, Lauren (UM) / Moyse, Kayla (UM) def. Brown, Cara (WSU) / Owens, Jackie (WSU) 8-2
Gomez, Jessica (WSU) / Kamendova, Kate (WSU) def. Kirch, Natalie (UI) / Siwa, Jana (UI) 8-6
Liening, Judy (EWU) / Ryann (EWU), Warner def. Alexander, Constance (UM) / Lehman, Cara (UM) 8-4
Women's Doubles Flight B Consolation (W - Quarterfinal Round)
Peterson, Mikaela (SU) / Sugimoto, Aya (SU) def. Norena, Rocio (EWU) / Steele, Jessi (EWU) 8-2
Stime, Britta (GU) / Gabrielle (GU), Verspieren def. Silha, Alix (EWU) / Tosic, Marta (EWU) 8-3

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