Fournier To Compete at NCAA Singles Championship
May 11, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University sophomore tennis player Elisabeth Fournier has been selected to the 2010 NCAA Women's Tennis Championship singles field, WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart announced Tuesday. Additionally, freshman Liudmila Vasilieva is the second alternate and could join Fournier in the field.
Fournier, ranked No. 59 in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, is one of 15 Pacific-10 Conference players named to the singles draw. A native of Ottawa, Canada, Fournier's selection ranks her among the elite of the over 2,000 NCAA Division I women's tennis players this season.
The 2010 NCAA Women's Tennis championship singles and doubles competitions will be held May 26-31 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, following the conclusion of the team championship (May 20-25). The University of Georgia will serve as host.
'Liz's selection into the individual NCAA Championships is well deserved and is a great way to cap her tremendous season,' said Hart. 'To be recognized as one of the top players in the nation puts her in elite company, not only with the outstanding players in college today, but also Cougar greats of the past.'
This season Fournier garnered second-team honors as she established a WSU record single-season victories by going 31-9 this season. Additionally, Fournier had the third-longest winning streak in school history by starting 2010 with 11 straight wins. Throughout the dual match season she defeated Stanford's Hilary Barte, ranked No. 8 in the nation, and at last week's Pac-10 Championships defeated UCLA's 24th-ranked Andrea Remynse, becoming the first Cougar since 1998 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Championship bracket.
The last Cougar to be selected for the NCAA singles championship was Ekaterina Burduli in 2008.
For more information and a complete bracket of the 2008 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships, go to ncaasports.com.