Cougars Earn 6-1 Victory over Idaho

Jan. 15, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's tennis team picked up its second win of the day following a 6-1 victory over the University of Idaho Friday afternoon at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. Earlier in the day the Cougars opened its 2010 campaign with a 7-0 victory over Lewis-Clark State College.

'I am proud of the way our players stayed composed throughout both of our matches today,' said WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart. 'The way our freshmen competed today and the great leadership from the returners excited me for what the future holds for our team.'

The Cougars opened the contest by sweeping the three doubles matches for a 1-0 lead. Liudmila Vasilieva and Elisabeth Fournier earned an 8-3 win over Maria Perevoshchikova at No. 1 while Marina Nicolas and Andjela Kankaras secured the doubles point with an 8-4 win over Daniela Cohen and Yvette Ly at No. 2. At No. 3 Jessica Gomez and Ksenia Googe was the first team off the court after defeating Silvia Irimescu and Barbara Maciocha, 8-3.

In singles play WSU captured straight-set wins at the top five positions, with Nicolas defeating Cohen 6-2, 6-2 for a 2-0 lead. Fournier followed with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Irimescu before Vasilieva clinched the team victory with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Perevoshchikova at No. 1 singles.

Googe posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ulesanu at No. 4 and Kankaras picked up the Cougars' last win with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Maciocha at No. 5. Idaho earned its only team point at No. 6 singles where Lee defeated Gomez, 6-2, 6-2. In two exhibitions singles matches, WSU's Jackie Owens defeated Jana Siwa while Cougar freshman Cara Brown defeated Natalie Kirch, 8-2.

The Cougars are next in action Jan. 22 when they host No. 64 Brigham Young University on the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. Match time is set for 10 a.m.

Washington State 6, Idaho 1
January 15, 2010
Simmelink Tennis Courts

No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Maria Perevoshchikova/Alexandra Ulesanu (UI) 8-3
No. 2 Marina Nicolas/Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Daniela Cohen/Yvette Ly (UI) 8-4
No. 3 Jessica Gomez/Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Silvia Irimescu/Barbara Maciocha (UI) 8-3
Order of Finish: 3,2,1

No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Maria Perevoshchikova (UI) 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Silvia Irimescu (UI) 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Daniela Cohen (UI) 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Alexandra Ulesanu (UI) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Barbara Maciocha (UI) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Yvette Ly (UI) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3,2,1,4,6,5

Jackie Owens (WSU) def. Jana Siwa (UI) 8-2
Cara Brown (WSU) def. Natalie Kirch (UI) 8-2
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