Cougar Tennis Falls to No. 21 USC, 7-0

March 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES-- The Washington State University tennis team fell to Pacific 10 conference opponent No. 21 University of Southern California Saturday, 7-0.

The Trojans took an early lead after winning the doubles point and sweeping all three matches.

In singles play, WSU faced four nationally-ranked opponents. At the No. 1 spot, No. 75 Liudmila Vasilieva took on No. 3 Maria Sanchez, but lost 6-2, 6-3. Elisabeth Fournier played No. 20 Alison Ramos in the No. 2 spot, losing 6-2, 6-4. Andjela Kankaras moved up to the No. 3 spot for the first time this season, but lost to No. 32 Danielle Lao, 6-0, 6-2. Marina Nicolas also took on a nationally-ranked player, but was defeated by No. 82 Valeria Pulido, 6-3, 6-1.

The Cougars (8-10, 1-3 Pac-10) look to rebound in their last regular season road trip when they face Portland State April 2nd and Oregon April 3rd.


#21 USC 7, Washington State 0
March 27, 2010 - Marks Stadium


DOUBLES
(1) Lao/Sanchez (USC) def. Fournier/Vasilieva (WSU) - 8-4
(2) Pulido/Ramos (USC) def. Kankaras/Gomez (WSU) - 8-0
(3) Fansler/Kinstler (USC) def. Nicolas/Owns (WSU) - 8-3
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1


SINGLES
(1) #3 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. #75 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) - 6-2, 6-3
(2) #20 Alison Ramos (USC) vs. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) - 6-2, 6-4
(3) #32 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) - 6-0, 6-2
(4) #82 Valeria Pulido (USC) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) - 6-3, 6-1*
(5) Sarah Fansler (USC) def. Jackie Owens (WSU) - 6-2, 6-2
(6) Lyndsay Kinstler (USC) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) - 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 6, 3, 4*, 5, 1, 2

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