WSU Tennis Controls Day One at the Cougar Classic

Sept. 19, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team rolled through the first round of the annual Cougar Classic sending seven singles players into the semifinal round and sending all four doubles teams into the quarterfinals.

'We are extremely proud of the way our players competed today,' Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart said. 'I am especially impressed with our freshmen, Oprea and Fournier and the way they competed in their first collegiate matches. With them and the rest of our team, the future of Cougar tennis is bright.'

In No. 1 singles, Sophomore Ekaterina Kamendova led the way for the Cougars with two straight set victories defeating Montana's Liz Walker, 6-2, 6-4, followed with a win over the University of Portland's Stephanie Fuchs, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Ioana Oprea had an impressive first collegiate match downing Eastern Washington's Marie Demerath in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, then going on to defeat Aglaya Kokurina of Gonzaga, 6-2, 6-0, propelling herself into the semifinals.

Senior Aleksandra Cekic defeated Amanda Mankovits of Eastern Washington, 7-5, 6-0 and then downed Montana State's Ali Griffin, 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Freshman Elisabeth Fournier won a tough three set match over Portland State's Molly Knox, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4. Fournier then went on to defeat Gonzaga's Clare Dodge in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.

In No. 3 singles, sophomore Jessica Gomez defeated Gonzaga's Kristina Zauere in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Gomez then went on to defeat Anya Dalkin from Portland State, 6-0, 6-0. Marina Nicolas found the same success downing Eastern Washington's Heather Handwerk , 6-2, 6-1. Nicolas continued her success by posting a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Gonzaga's Madeline Parker. Senior Bianca Selaru won her first match of the day downing Montana's Kayla Moyse, 6-2, 6-2, but then fell to McKenzie Hilmer of Montana State, 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals.

Sophomore Jessica Casebier fell in her first match of the tournament to Justine Textor of Idaho, 2-6, 7-5, 6-0, but rebounded with a win over Gonzaga's Allyson Lee, 7-6(2), 6-1 at No. 4. Livia Gherman posted a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Idaho's Justine Textor and then finished off her day with a 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3 victory over Eastern Washington's Caitlin Bampton.

In No. 1 doubles, teammates Bianca Selaru and Marina Nicolas defeated Marie Demerath and Kelsey Knight of Eastern Washington, 8-5. Ekaterina Kamendova and Ioana Oprea downed Montana's Liz Walker and Martyna Nowak, 8-5.

Aleksandra Cekic and Elisabeth Fournier earned an 8-2 victory over Idaho's Justine Textor and Annamarie Gould, 8-2, while Livia Gherman and Jessica Gomez picked up a 8-2 victory over Montana's Kayla Moyse and Lauren Gibson.

Play will resume Saturday September 20, at 8:30 in the morning.

2008 Cougar Classic Day One Results
September 19, 2008
WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts

#1 Singles

First RoundBianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Stephanie Jasper (MSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-4Megan Sporndli (UP) def. Lacey Pflibsen (PSU), 5-7, 7-5, 6-2Ioana Oprea (WSU) def. Marie Demerath (EWU), 6-2, 6-2Aglaya Kokurina (GU) def. Barbara Maciocha (UI), 6-2, 6-3Jane Mackova (BSU) def. Rika Mehndiratta (GU), 6-2, 6-2Laura Villegas (MSU) def. Daniela Cohen (UI), 2-6, 7-5, 7-5Stephanie Fuchs (UP) Laura Baum (BSU), 0-6, 7-6 (4), 1-0 RetiredEkaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Liz Walker (UM), 6-2, 6-4

Second RoundBianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Megan Sporndli (UP), 6-1, 6-3Ioana Oprea (WSU) def. Aglaya Kokurina (GU), 6-2, 6-0Jane Mackova (BSU) def. Laura Villegas (MSU), 6-0, 6-4Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU) def. Stephanie Fuchs (UP), 6-2,6-1

ConsolationStephanie Jasper (MSU) def. Lacey Pflibsen (PSU), 6-0, 6-0Barbara Maciocha (UI) def. Marie Demerath (EWU), 7-5, 6-3Rika Mehndiratta (GU) def. Daniela Cohen (UI), 6-2, 6-4Liz Walker (UM), BYE

#2 Singles

First RoundAleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Amanda Mankovits (EWU), 7-5, 6-0Ali Griffin (MSU) def. Anna Gullickson (UP), 6-0, 6-0Rocio Frej (BSU) def. Martyna Nowak (MSU), 6-4, 6-2Alexandra Ulesanu (UI) def. Danielle Farmer (GU), 6-2, 6-2Clare Dodge (GU) def. Kelsey Knight (EWU), 7-5, 5-7, 6-4Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Molly Knox (PSU), 6-1, 6-7, 6-0Stefanie Doolittle (UP) def. Leuenberger (EWU), DefaultYvetter Ly (UI) def. Rebecca Bran (UM), N/A

Second RoundAleksandra Cekic (WSU) def. Ali Griffin (MSU), 6-1, 6-2Rocio Frej (BSU) def. Alexandra Ulesanu (UI), 6-2, 6-1Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Clare Dodge (GU), 6-0, 6-2Stefanie Doolittle (UP) def. Yvette Ly (UI), 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-0

ConsolationAmanda Mankovits (EWU) def. Anna Gullickson (UP), 6-2, 4-6, 10-2Danielle Farmer (GU) def. Martyna Nowak (MSU), 1-6, 7-6, 11-9Molly Knox (PSU) def. Kelsey Knight (EWU), 6-3, 6-0Rebecca Bran-Bye

#3 Singles

First RoundJessica Gomez (WSU) def. Kristina Zauere (GU), 6-3, 6-1Anya Dalkin (PSU) def. Lisa Clark (MSU), 1-6, 6-0, 6-4Judy Liening (EWU) def. Jana Siwa (UI), 6-4, 6-4Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Heather Handwerk (EWU), 6-2, 6-1Madeline Parker (GU) def. Natalie Kirch (UI), 6-4, 6-1McKenzie Hilmer (MSU) def. Jenna Tanzer (UP), 6-1, 6-1Bianca Selaru (WSU) def. Kayla Moyse (UM), 6-2, 6-2Amanda Bran (UM) def. Sophie Lantta (GU), 6-4, 7-6

Second RoundJessica Gomez (WSU0 def. Anya Dalkin (PSU), 6-0, 6-0Amanda Bran (UM) def. Judy Liening (EWU), 1-6, 6-0, 6-4Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Madeline Parker (GU), 6-0, 6-1McKenzie Hilmer (MSU) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU), 6-4, 6-2

ConsolationLisa Clark (MSU) def. Kristina Zauere (GU), DefaultSophie Lantta (GU) def. Jana Siwa (UI), 6-3, 6-4Natalie Kirch (UI) def. Heather Handwerk (EWU), 4-2, RETIREDKayla Moyse (UM) def. Jenna Tanzer (UP), 6-3, 7-6 (3)

#4 Singles

First RoundAnnamarie Gould (UI) def. Anabel Sanchez (EWU), 6-3, 6-2Laura Housinger (GU) def. Caitlin Stocking (PSU), 5-7, 6-3, 6-1Jennifer Coll (MSU) Lauren Gibson (UM), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1Monica Price (GU) def. Tessa Trunnel (UP), 6-2, 6-3Livia Gherman (WSU) def. Andrea De La Torre (MSU), 6-4, 6-2Caitlin Bampton (EWU) def. Cara Lehman (UM), 6-0, 6-1Justine Textor (UI) def. Jessica Casebier (WSU), 2-6, 7-5, 6-0Lauren Thigpen (MSU) def. Allyson Lee (GU), 6-2, 6-0

Second RoundAnnamarie Gould (UI) def. Laura Housinger (GU), 6-3, 6-2Lauren Thigpen (MSU) def. Justine Textor (UI), 6-4, 7-5Monica Price (GU) def. Jennifer Coll (MSU), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1Livia Gherman (WSU) def. Caitlin Bampton (EWU), 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-3

ConsolationCaitlin Stocking (PSU) def. Anabel Sanchez (EWU), 6-1, 7-5Lauren Gibson (UM) def. Tessa Trunnel (UP), 6-3, 6-4Andrea De La Torre (MSU) def. Cara Lehman (UM), 6-3, 6-1Jessica Casebier (WSU) def. Allyson Lee (GU), 7-6(2), 6-1

#1 Doubles

First RoundBaum/Jochimsen (BSU) def. Villegas/Jasper (MSU), 8-5Ly/Ulesanu (UI) def. Kokurina/Dodge (GU), 8-6Demerath/Knight (EWU) def. Tanzer/Gullickson (UP), 8-6Selaru/Nicolas (WSU) def. Bran/Bran (UM), 8-5Kamendova/Oprea (WSU) def. Hillmer/De La Torre (MSU), 8-5Walker/Nowak (UM) def. Cohen/Maciocha (UI), 8-4Sporndli/Fuchs (UP) def. Knox/Pflibsen (PSU), 9-7Mankovits/Bampton (EWU) def. Mehndiratta/Farmer (GU), 8-4

#2 Doubles

First RoundCekic/Fournier (WSU) def. Gould/Textor (UI), 8-2Lee/Housinger (GU) def. Sanchez/Liening (EWU), 8-2Thigpen/Griffen (MSU) def. Casebier/Lehman (WSU, UM), 8-1Lantta/Parker (GU) def. Dalkin/Stocking (PSU), 8-4Gherman/Gomez (WSU) def. Moyse/Gibson (UM), 8-2Zauere/Price (GU) def. Kirch/Siwa (UI), 8-6Coll/Clark (MSU) def. Sanchez/Hamdwerk (EWU), DefaultMackova/Frej (BSU) def. Doolittle/Trunnel (UP), 8-2
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