Washington State Tennis Falls to No. 49 Sacramento State, 5-2.
Feb. 21, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's tennis team took on a tough Sacramento State squad, Sunday at the Simmelink Tennis Courts in Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The Hornets, ranked No. 49 in the nation beat the Cougars 5-2.
WSU's two wins came from sophomore Elisabeth Fournier and freshman Andjela Kankaras. Fournier extended her winning streak to nine matches with a victory over Sacramento State's Maria Meliuk, 6-3, 6-2.
Kankaras added a win over Clarisse Baca, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 in the last match of the day.
WSU's No. 61 nationally-ranked Liudmila Vasilieva took No. 46 nationally-ranked Katrina Zheltova to three sets, ultimately falling 6-3, 4-6, 2-6.
In another close match, freshman Ksenia Googe also played three sets against Tatsiana Kapshai, but came up short losing 6-3, 2-6, 4-6.
Sacramento State started off the day with a sweep of the doubles. At No. 1 doubles freshmen Vasilieva and Kankaras fell to Sacramento State's Baca and Zheltova, 8-4. Fournier and freshman Lea Jansen lost 8-3 to the Hornet's duo of Kapshai and Rebeca Delgado. Aileen Tsan and Meliuk completed the Hornet's sweep with a win over WSU's Googe and Marina Nicolas, 8-4.
The Cougars move to 6-3 on the season and take their first road trip next week. The team plays New Mexico, Saturday Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. and Boise State, Sunday Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. Both matches will be played in Boise.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TENNIS
No. 49 Sacramento State def. Washington State, 5-2
February 21, 2010
Simmelink Tennis Courts
No. 1 Katrina Zheltova/Clarisse Baca (SAC) def. Liudmila Vasilieva/Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 8-4
No. 2 Tatsiana Kapshai/Rebeca Delgado(SAC) def. Elisabeth Fournier/Lea Jansen (WSU) 8-3
No. 3 Maria Meliuk/Aileen Tsan(SAC) def. Marina Nicolas/Ksenia Googe (WSU) 8-4
No. 1 No. 46 Katrina Zheltova (SAC) def. No. 61 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Maria Meliuk (SAC) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Tatsiana Kapshai (SAC) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 Rebeca Delgado (SAC) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-1, 6-4
No. 5 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Clarisse Baca (SAC) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
No. 6 Aileen Tsan (SAC) def. Lea Jansen (WSU) 6-2, 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 4, 1, 6, 3, 5