Cougar Tennis Drops Match to Oregon, 4-3

April 3, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. - The Washington State University tennis team lost a close one to the Oregon Ducks Saturday in Eugene. The Cougs dropped the match 4-3 to move to 9-11 overall and 1-4 in Pacific-10 Conference play.

Freshmen Andjela Kankaras and Ksenia Googe defeated Patricia Skowronski and Emmanuelle Cor, 8-6, to prevent an Oregon sweep of the doubles matches.

After Oregon won the first singles match at the No. 5 spot, the Cougars won the next two matches to tie the score 2-2.

Elisabeth Fournier earned her seventeenth victory of the season with a win in the No. 1 spot against Julia Metzger, 6-3, 6-0. Googe tied the match with a win over Trudie du Toit, 6-2, 6-1 in No. 3 singles.

Oregon took the next match at the No. 6 spot, but WSU fought back again tying the match with a win from Kankaras at the No. 4 spot.

The match came down to No. 2 singles with Liudmila Vasilieva battling Pavlina Smatova to three sets. Smatova prevailed winning 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 and capturing the victory for the Ducks.

The Cougar tennis team returns to Pullman to conclude their 2010 regular season. The Cougs play five matches April 8-11. WSU will continue Pac-10 play in their first match Thursday against No. 12 Stanford. Match time is set for 11 a.m.

Oregon 4, Washington State 3
Eugene, Ore. - Student Tennis Center
April 3, 2010

No. 1: WSU Elisabeth Fournier def. UO Julia Metzger, 6-3, 6-0
No. 2: UO Pavlina Smatova def. WSU #91 Liudmila Vasilieva, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
No. 3: WSU Ksenia Googe def. UO Trudie du Toit, 6-2, 6-1
No. 4: WSU Andjela Kankaras def. UO Patricia Skowronski, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 5: UO Emmanuelle Cor def. WSU Marina Nicolas, 6-3, 6-2
No. 6: UO Sabine Fuchs def. WSU Jackie Owens, 6-0, 6-3
Order: 5, 3, 1, 6, 4, 2*

No. 1: UO Smatova/du Toit def. WSU Fournier/Vasilieva, 8-5
No. 2: WSU Kankaras/Googe def. UO Skowronski/Cor, 8-6
No. 3: UO Metzger/McDevitt def. WSU Nicolas/Owens, 8-0
Order: 3, 1*, 2
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