WSU Tennis Begins Play at the Jack Taylor Classic

Oct. 2, 2009

BOISE, Idaho. - The Washington State women's tennis team began play Friday at the Jack Taylor Classic held at the Appleton Tennis Center at Boise State University.

Five cougars won their first matches Friday. Freshman Liudmila Vasilieva beat Bianca Jochimsen of Boise State 6-4, 6-1. Junior Jessica Gomez beat Jen Coll of Montana State 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Jackie Owens defeated Lucy Fairbotham of Montana State 6-1, 6-1. Another freshman, Ksenia Googe won against Lacey Pflibsen of Portland, 6-3, 6-2. Junior Marina Nicholas also won her first match, beating Laura Villegas of Montana State 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles play, Andjela Kankaras and Elisabeth Fournier won their opening match against Ali Griffin and Laura Villegas of Montana State 8-2, but lost to Marlena Pietzuch and Pichittra Thongdach of Boise State 0-8. Ksenia Googe and Marina Nicholas also won their first match against Jen Coll and Andrea De La Torre of Montana State 8-3, but lost to Lacey Pflibsen and Megan Sporndli of Portland 8-2.

Play will resume Saturday at 10 a.m.

Boise State University Jack Taylor Classic
Oct. 2-4, 2009

Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Bianca Jochimsen (BSU), 6-4, 6-1.
Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU), 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
Stephanie Jasper (BSU) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU), 6-0, 6-3
Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Jen Coll (MSU), 6-0, 6-0
Jackie Owens (WSU) def. Lucy Fairbotham (MSU), 6-1, 6-1
Marina Nicholas (WSU) def. Laura Villegas (MSU), 6-3, 6-2
Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Lacey Pflibsen (UP), 6-3, 6-2
Marlena Pietzuch (BSU) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU), 3-6, 7-6, 6-2

Pflibsen/Sporndli (UP) def. Vasilieva/Kamendova (WSU), 8-2
Kankaras/Fournier (WSU) def. Griffen/Villegas (MSU), 8-2
Googe/Nicholas (WSU) def. Coll/De La Torre (MSU), 8-3
Jasper/Jochimsen (BSU) def. Owens/Gomez (WSU), 8-3
Jasper/Jochimsen (BSU) def. Vasilieva/Kamendova (WSU), 8-4
Pietzuch/Thongdach (BSU) def. Kankaras/Fournier (WSU), 8-0
Pflibsen/Sporndli (UP) def. Googe/Nicholas (WSU), 8-2
Griffin/Villegas (MSU) def. Owens/Gomez (WSU), 9-7
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