WSU Tennis Blanks Montana State, 7-0

Jan. 29, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University tennis team defeated Montana State 7-0 Friday at the Simmelink Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

The Cougs started off strong by sweeping the doubles. In No.3 doubles, Ksenia Googe and Jackie Owens quickly beat Montana State's Jennifer Coll and Laura Villegas, 8-2. In No.1 doubles, Lea Jansen and partner Elisabeth Fournier won their match against Charlotta Hjalmarrson and Andrea De La Torre, 8-2. In No. 2 doubles, Andjela Kankaras and Marina Nicolas defeated Ali Griffin and Laura Villegas, 8-6, to complete the sweep.

In singles play, sophomore Fournier extended her win-streak to five matches with a win over Hjalmarrson, 6-1, 6-0, in the No.2 spot. Googe also had a strong showing with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Coll. In No.3 singles, Marina Nicolas defeated De La Torre, 6-1, 6-1. Liudmila Vasilieva battled Laura Villegas to a win in the first set, 6-4, and a 6-1 win in the second set.

In her collegiate debut, Lea Jansen posted a 6-1, 6-0 win over Zori Fossum in the No.6 spot. Andjela Kankaras capped off the Cougar wins with a 6-3, 6-0 defeat of Lucy Fairbotham.

The Cougars return to the court in two weeks to face University of the Pacific and Seattle University. The doubleheader is set for Friday, Feb.12, with matches at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Washington State 7, Montana State 0
January 29, 2010
Simmelink Tennis Courts

No. 1 Lea Jansen/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Charlotta Hjalmarrson/Andrea De La Torre (MSU), 8-2
No. 2 Andjela Kankaras/Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Ali Griffin/Laura Villegas (MSU), 8-6
No. 3 Jackie Owens/Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Jennifer Coll/Lucy Fairbotham (MSU), 8-2Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Laura Villegas (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Charlotta Hjalmarrson (MSU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Andrea De La Torre (MSU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Jennifer Coll (MSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Lucy Fairbotham (MSU) 6-3, 6-0
No. 6 Lea Jansen (WSU) def. Zori Fossum (MSU) 6-1, 6-0
Order of Finish: 4,2,3,1,6,5
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