Cougar Tennis Blanks Portland State, 7-0

April 2, 2010

VANCOUVER, Wash. - The Washington State University tennis team stopped a five-match skid with a sweep of the Portland State University Vikings, Friday.

WSU swept the doubles matches for the first time since February against non-conference opponent Seattle University. Liudmila Vasilieva and Elisabeth Fournier earned an 8-3 victory at No. 1 doubles against Caitlin Stocking and Anya Dalkin.

The freshmen doubles duo of Ksenia Googe and Andjela Kankaras posted an 8-4 win over Tara Vadali and Marti Pellicano.

Jackie Owens and Marina Nicolas completed the doubles sweep with a win against Kylea Gleason and Emily McClaran.

In singles play, sophomore Fournier competed at the No. 1 spot for the first time this season. The position change didn't affect her play, as Fournier earned her sixteenth win of the spring season against Dalkin, 6-2, 6-0.

Vasilieva posted a 6-1, 6-1 victory against PSU's stocking. The win was Vasilieva's twenty-first of the season, putting her two wins closer to the top ten of the single season victory list.

At the No. 3 and 5 spots, Googe and Nicolas both swept their opponents, not allowing a single point.

Freshman Owens earned her first dual match victory of the season, posting a 6-2, 6-0 win over PSU's Gleason.

The Cougars (9-10 overall, 1-3 Pac-10) return to the court Saturday, April 3 against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene.


WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TENNIS
Washington State 7, Portland State 0
Club Green Meadows

Doubles:
1. Vasilieva/Fournier (WSU) def. Dalkin/Stocking (PSU) 8-3
2. Googe/Kankaras (WSU) def. Vadali/Pellicano (PSU) 8-4
3. Owens/Nicolas (WSU) def. Gleason/McClaran (PSU) 8-4


Singles:


1. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) vs. Anya Dalkin (PSU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) vs. Caitlin Stocking (PSU) 6-1, 6-1
3. Ksenia Googe (WSU) vs. Tara Vadali (PSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) vs. Marti Pellicano (PSU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Marina Nicolas (WSU) vs. Emily McClaran (PSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jackie Owens (WSU) vs. Kylea Gleason (PSU) 6-2, 6-0

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