Cougars Complete Sweep with 7-0 Victory over Eastern Washington

Jan. 29, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University tennis team defeated Eastern Washington 7-0, earning its second win in as many matches Friday at the Simmelink Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. Earlier in the day the Cougars posted a 7-0 victory over Montana State.

Improving to 4-2 on the young season, the Cougars started off strong by sweeping the doubles. At No.2 doubles Ksenia Googe and Liudmila Vasilieva defeated Caitlin Bampton and Chelsea Patton, 8-1, while Andjela Kankaras and Marina Nicolas clinched the doubles point soon after with an 8-0 win at No. 3 over Judy Liening and Ryann Warner. Lea Jansen and Elisabeth Fournier completed the doubles sweep with an 8-5 win at No. 1 over Marie Demerath and Kelsey Knight.

In singles play Googe extended the Cougar lead to 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Patton at No. 4 while Nicolas picked up her second victory of the day, defeating Knight 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3. Vasilieva clinched the team victory as she posted a straight-set win over Bampton at No. 1, 6-0, 6-4.

Fournier earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Demerath at No.2, extending her team-leading dual-match winning streak to six this season. Kankaras had little trouble at No. 5 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Warner while Jansen closed out the match with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Liening at No. 6.

The teams also played three exhibition singles matches, with the Cougars winning all three. Jackie Owens defeated Rocio Norena, 6-0, 6-0, Cara Brown defeated Jessi Steele 6-1, 6-4 and Erin Troedson collected an 8-2 win over Alix Silha.

The Cougars return to the court in two weeks to face University of the Pacific and Seattle University. The doubleheader is set for Friday, Feb.12, with matches at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Washington State 7, Eastern Washington 0
January 29, 2010
Simmelink Tennis Courts

No. 1 Lea Jansen/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Marie Demerath/Kelsey Knight (EWU) 8-5
No. 2 Liudmila Vasilieva/Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Caitlin Bampton/Chelsea Patton (EWU) 8-1
No. 3 Andjela Kankaras/Marina Nicolas 9WSU) def. Judy Liening/Ryann Warner (EWU) 8-0
Order of Finish: 2,3,1

Exhibition Doubles
Jackie Owens/Cara Brown (WSU) def. Alix Silha/Marta Tosic (EWU) 8-0

No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Caitlin Bampton (EWU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Marie Demerath (EWU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Kelsey Knight (EWU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Chelsea Patton (EWU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Ryann Warner (EWU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Lea Jansen (WSU) def. Judy Liening (EWU) 6-1, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4,3,1,2,5,6

Exhibition Singles
Jackie Owens (WSU) def. Rocio Norena (EWU) 6-0, 6-0
Cara Brown (WSU) def. Jessi Steele (EWU) 6-1, 6-4
Erin Troedson (WSU) def. Alix Silha (EWU) 8-2

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