WSU Tennis Ready for Championship Matches at Cougar Classic

Sept. 19, 2009

Pullman, Wash. -- The Washington State University tennis team had another great showing at the 2009 Cougar Classic at the Outdoor Tennis Courts in Pullman. Three Cougs advanced to Sunday's final matches in singles play and two doubles teams will compete for the championship.

Six Cougars competed in the semifinals of singles play. In the Crimson bracket, Elisabeth Fournier beat Rebecca Bran of Montana 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinal, then Maria Perevoshchikova of Idaho 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to advance to Sunday's final.

Ekaterina Kamendova beat Marlena Pietzuch of Boise State 6-0, 0-6, 6-2 to advance to the semi.Liudmila Vasilieva beat Amanda Bran of Montana 6-2, 6-3. Vasilieva and Kamendova fought hard in their semifinal match, but Kamendova prevailed, winning 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(7-4).

In the Gray bracket Marina Nicolas advanced to the final after beating Heather Davidson of Montana 7-6, 6-0, and winning against teammate Brown 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals.

Jackie Owens beat Natalie Kirch of Idaho in the third round 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the semis, but lost to Stefanie Doolittle of Portland 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles play, two teams advanced to the final match, with Vasilieva/Fournier advancing in the Crimson bracket after beating Rika Mehndiratta and Danielle Farmer of Gonzaga 8-4. In the Gray bracket Erin Troedson and Marina Nicolas beat Jana Siwa and Natalie Kirch of Idaho 8-5 to advance to the finals.

Play resumes Sunday at 8 a.m., with championship matches beginning at 11 a.m.

2009 Cougar ClassicWashington State UniversitySeptember 18-20, 2009WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts

Crimson Singles
Third Round

Fournier (WSU) def. R. Bran (UM), 7-5, 6-2
Perevoshchikova (UI) def. Googe (WSU), 6-1, 6-2
Kamendova (WSU)def. Pietzuch (BSU), 6-0, 0-6, 6-2
Vasilieva (WSU)def. A.Bran (UM), 6-2, 6-3
Semi Finals
Fournier (WSU) def. Perevoshchikova (UI), 6-3, 7-6, (7-5)
Kamendova (WSU) def. Vasilieva (WSU), 6-4, 5-7, (7-4)
Patton (EWU) def. Ohno (SU), 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
Soule (UM) def. Bampton (EWU), 6-1, 6-1
Irimescu (UI) def. Cheng (SU), 6-1, 6-4
Ulesanu (UI) def. Villegas (MSU), 6-2, 6-2

Gray Singles
Third Round

Doolittle (UP) def. Gomez (WSU), 6-3, 6-2
Owens (WSU) def. Kirch (UI), 6-0, 6-1
Nicolas (WSU) def. Davidson (UM), 7-6, 6-0
Brown (WSU) def. Siwa (UI), 6-4, 6-0
Semi Finals
Doolittle (UP) def. Owens (WSU), 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Nicolas (WSU) def. Brown (WSU), 6-1, 6-2
Stime (GU) def. Steele (EWU), 6-2, 6-2
Motera (SU) def. Gleason (PSU), 6-0, 6-1
Schwab (SU) def. Mini (UP), 6-1, 6-3
Bloemers (SU) def. Coll (MSU), 7-5, 6-7, 10-5

Gray Doubles
Third Round

Villegas/Griffen (MSU)def. Dodge/Verspieren (GU), 8-4
Troedson/Nicolas (WSU) def. Siwa/Kirch (UI), 8-5
Paulson/Alexander (UM) def. Tosic/Silha (EWU), 8-1
Coll/De La Torre (MSU) def. Stime/Bjerken (GU), Default
Coll/De La Torre (MSU) def. Paulson/Alexander (UM), 8-1
Gomez/Kankaras (WSU) def. Schwab/Bloomers (SU), 8-4
Brown/Owens (WSU) def. Lehman/Gibson (UM), 8-5
Gomez/Kankaras (WSU) def. Brown/Owens (WSU), 8-2

Crimson Doubles
Third Round

Vasileva/Fournier (WSU) def. Mehndiratta/Farmer (GU), 8-4
Pflibsen/Sporndli (UP) def. Bran/Davidson (UM), 8-3
Hoath/Fuchs (UP) def. Bampton/Knight (EWU), 8-5
Perevoshchikova/Ulesanu (UI) def. Jasper/Pietzuch (BSU), 8-3
Perevoshchikova/Ulesanu (UI) def. Hoath/Fuchs (UP), 8-4
Tabb/Zauere (GU) def. Knox/Vadali (PSU), 8-4

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