Six Cougars Advance to Semi Finals of GU&EWU Fall Tennis Tournament

Sept. 27, 2009

CHENEY, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team had a successful second day at the Gonzaga and Eastern Washington Fall Tournament. The Cougs advanced six players to the singles semi finals and two doubles teams to Sunday's final match.

In Flight A, Ekaterina Kamendova and Ludamila Vasilieva both advanced to Sunday's semi final matches. Kamendova beat Katrina Schwab of Seattle 6-2, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2 and then Kristina Zauere of Gonzaga 6-2, 6-0 in the quarter final. Vasilieva beat Molly Knox of Portland State 6-4, 6-2 in the second round, then Rika Mehndiratta of Gonzaga 6-2, 6-4.

In Flight B, Marina Nichols beat Jen Coll of Montana State 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and Heather Davidson of Montana 6-4, 6-2 to advance to Sunday's semi final match. Freshman Andjela Kankaras also advanced beating Anya Dalkin of Portland State 6-1, 6-4 and Barbara Maciocha of Idaho 6-1, 6-1.

Two more Cougar freshmen advanced to the semi finals of Flight C. Cara Brown beat Lauren Gibson f Montana 6-0, 6-0 and Gabrielle Verspieren of Gonzaga 2-6, 6-3, 6-1. Jackie Owens moved on to the semis after beating Laura Housinger of Gonzaga 6-3, 6-1 and Steffanie Mortera of Seattle 6-4, 6-3.

Flight B's doubles final will feature two teams from WSU. Jessica Gomez and Kamendova beat Judy Liening and Ryann Warner of Eastern 8-1. Erin Troedson and Nicholas advanced to the final after beating Lauren Gibson and Kayla Moyse of Montana 8-4.

The Cougs will finish tournament play on Sunday.

Gonzaga and Eastern Washington Fall '09 Invitational
9/25/2009 - 09/27/2009


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

Women's Doubles Flight A (S - Semifinal Round)
Dodge, Clare (GU) / Kristina (GU), Zauere def. Demerath, Marie (EWU) / Patton, Chelsea (EWU) 8-3Mortera, Steffanie (SU) / Ohno, Ariel (SU) def. Coll, Jen (MSU) / De La Torre, Andrea (MSU) 8-3
Women's Doubles Flight B (Round of 16)
Gomez, Jessica (WSU) / Kamendova, Kate (WSU) def. Peterson, Mikaela (SU) / Sugimoto, Aya (SU) 8-4Liening, Judy (EWU) / Warner, Ryann (EWU) def. Fairbotham, Lucy (MSU) / Gleason, Kylea (PSU) 8-2Kirch, Natalie (UI) / Jana (UI), Siwa def. Norena, Rocio (EWU) / Steele, Jessi (EWU) 8-6Gibson, Lauren (UM) / Kayla (UM), Moyse def. Silha, Alix (EWU) / Tosic, Marta (EWU) 8-4Brown, Cara (WSU) / Owens, Jackie (WSU) def. Stime, Britta (GU) / Verspieren, Gabrielle (GU) 8-6Bjerken, Taurie (GU) / Laura (GU), Housinger def. Bloemers, Gina (SU) / Cheng, Whitney (SU) 8-2
Women's Doubles Flight B (Quarterfinal Round)
Gibson, Lauren (UM) / Moyse, Kayla (UM) def. Brown, Cara (WSU) / Owens, Jackie (WSU) 8-2Gomez, Jessica (WSU) / Kamendova, Kate (WSU) def. Kirch, Natalie (UI) / Siwa, Jana (UI) 8-6Liening, Judy (EWU) / Ryann (EWU), Warner def. Alexander, Constance (UM) / Lehman, Cara (UM) 8-4Nichols, Marina (WSU) / Erin (WSU), Troedson def. Bjerken, Taurie (GU) / Housinger, Laura (GU) 8-1
Women's Doubles Flight B (Semifinal Round)
Nichols, Marina (WSU) / Erin (WSU), Troedson def. Gibson, Lauren (UM) / Moyse, Kayla (UM) 8-4Gomez, Jessica (WSU) / Kate (WSU), Kamendova def. Liening, Judy (EWU) / Warner, Ryann (EWU) 8-1
Women's Doubles Flight B Consolation (W - Quarterfinal Round)
Stime, Britta (GU) / Gabrielle (GU), Verspieren def. Silha, Alix (EWU) / Tosic, Marta (EWU) 8-3Peterson, Mikaela (SU) / Sugimoto, Aya (SU) def. Norena, Rocio (EWU) / Steele, Jessi (EWU) 8-2
Women's Doubles Flight B Consolation (W -Semifinal Round)Stime, Britta (GU) / Verspieren, Gabrielle (GU) def. Bloemers, Gina (SU) / Cheng, Whitney (SU) 8-5Peterson, Mikaela (SU) / Aya (SU), Sugimoto def. Fairbotham, Lucy (MSU) / Gleason, Kylea (PSU) 8-2
Women's Doubles Flight B (N - Semifinal Round)
Alexander, Constance (UM) / Lehman, Cara (UM) def. Kirch, Natalie (UI) / Siwa, Jana (UI) 8-6Brown, Cara (WSU) / Owens, Jackie (WSU) def. Bjerken, Taurie (GU) / Housinger, Laura (GU) 8-3

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