Cougar Tennis Opens Season with Victory Over Lewis-Clark State

Jan. 15, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's tennis team opened its 2010 schedule with a convincing 7-0 victory over Lewis-Clark State University Friday morning at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

The win was the fifth-straight season-opening victory by the Cougars and pushed its series record to 15-0 against the Warriors.

WSU quickly captured the opening point by sweeping all three doubles matches. Liudmila Vasilieva and Elisabeth Fournier captured an 8-1 win over Dorothy Chong and Chelsea Gay at No. 1 while Marina Nicolas and Andjela Kankaras was the first match completed following an 8-0 win over Megan Smedley and Samantha Teigen at No. 2. AT No. 2 Jessica Gomez and Ksenia Googe defeated Ciara Schultz and Erica Norris, 8-1. In an exhibition match, Jackie Owens and Cara Brown defeated Marina Wold and Barb Snecker, 8-0.

In singles play the Cougars wasted little time clinching the match with three quick victories. At No. 4 Googe posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Lee, Fournier defeated Schultz 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 and Vasilieva clinched the win with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Chong at No. 1. Nicolas had little trouble with Smedley at No. 3, winning 6-0, 6-3, while Kankaras won 6-1, 6-0 over Gay at No. 5 and Gomez earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over Sneckner at No. 6. In two singles exhibition matches, Owens defeated Teigen 6-0, 6-0 while Brown had an 8-2 win over Loreto Ramos.

The Cougars are scheduled to face Idaho later Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Simmelink Tennis Courts.

Washington State 7, Lewis-Clark State 0
January 15, 2010
Simmelink Tennis Courts

No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Dorothy Chong/Chelsea Gay (LCSC) 8-1
No. 2 Marina Nicolas/Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Megan Smedley/Samantha Teigen (LCSC) 8-0
No. 3 Jessica Gomez/Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Ciara Schultz/Erica Norris (LCSC) 8-1
Order of Finish: 2,3,1

No. 4 Jackie Owens/Cara Brown (WSU) def. Marina Wold and Barb Sneckner (LCSC) 8-0

No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Dorothy Chong (LCSC) 6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Ciara Schultz (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Megan Smedley (LCSC) 6-0, 6-3
No. 4 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Elaine Lee (LCSC) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Chelsea Gay (LCSC) 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Barb Sneckner (LCSC) 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 4,2,1,3,5,6

No. 7 Jackie Owens (WSU) def. Samantha Teigen (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 8 Cara Brown (WSU) def. Loreto Ramos (LCSC) 8-2
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