Washington State Outlasted by No. 30 Washington

April 18, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team was outlasted by the No. 30 Washington Huskies Saturday in the regular season finale, 6-1, at the Bill Quillian Courts.

The Huskies jumped out to the early lead after managing to win all three doubles matches, earning the opening point.

At No. 1 doubles, Ekaterina Kamendova and Aleksandra Cekic battled the 36th-ranked tandem Joyce Ardies and Denise Dy. The Huskies teammates were able to outlast the Cougars earning a victory, 8-3. At the No. 2 slot, Marina Nicolas and Bianca Selaru battled the 78th-ranked doubles team of Venise Chan and Aleksandra Malovic. The UW pairing proved to be too much for the Cougars tandem earning the win, 8-1.

At the No. 3 position, Jessica Gomez and Elisabeth Fournier swapped points with Washington's Lina Xu and Samantha Smith before falling in a tie breaker, 7-6 (7-4).

In singles action, Fournier picked up the lone victory for the Cougars in a three-set match. The WSU sophomore downed Xu, 6-2, 6-7(4), 10-3. With the victory, Fournier has posted 22 victories on the season.

At the No. 1 position, Kamendova fell to No. 20 Venise Chan, 6-2, 6-1, while Cekic suffered a tough loss to No. 77 Denis Dy, 6-1, 6-1.

At the No. 4 position, Nicolas was upended by Smith, 6-2, 6-3. Selaru fell to Ardies at the No. 5 slot, 6-4, 6-1, while Gomez was outlasted by Malovic, 6-2, 6-2.

The Cougars will return to action April 23-25, when they travel to Ojai, Calif., for the Pacific-10 Championships.

Washington State Women's Tennis
No. 30 Washington 6, Washington State 1
April 18, 2009
Seattle, Wash.
Bill Quillian Courts

Doubles1) (36) Ardies/Dy (UW) def. Kamendova/Cekic (WSU), 8-32) (78) Chan/Malovic (UW) def. Nicolas/Selaru (WSU), 8-13) Smith/Xu (UW) def. Gomez/Fournier (WSU), 7-6 (4)Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles1) (20) Venise Chan (UW) def. Ekaterina Kamendova (WSU), 6-2, 6-12) (77) Denise Dy (UW) def. Aleksandra Cekic (WSU), 6-1, 6-13) Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Lina Xu (UW), 6-2, 6-7 (4), (10-3)4) Samantha Smith (UW) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU), 6-2, 6-35) Joyce Ardies (UW) def. Bianca Selaru (WSU), 6-4, 6-16) Aleksandra Krsljanin (UW) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU), 6-2, 6-2Order of finish: 2, 1, 4, 5, 6, 3

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