Cougar Tennis Defeats University of the Pacific, 4-3

Feb. 12, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State University tennis team was victorious over the Tigers of the University of the Pacific, Friday, Feb. 12 at the Simmelink Courts in Hollingbery Fieldhouse in Pullman. The Cougs beat the Tigers 4-3, extending their win streak to three matches.

Washington State players won three matches to start off singles play. Sophomore Elisabeth Fournier extended her duel match win streak to seven matches with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Christina Goehl in No. 2 singles. In No.4 singles, Marina Nicolas beat Olga Gumenyuk, 6-4, 6-1. At the No.3 spot, Ksenia Googe beat Julia Hansen, 6-2, 6-2.

At the No.1 spot, freshman Liudmila Vasilieva took No.60 nationally-ranked Jenifer Widjaja to three sets, but lost 6-1, 4-6, 3-6. Clinching the win for WSU, Andjela Kankaras beat Sarah Irvin, 6-1, 6-3. Finishing off singles play, Pacific's Sasha Fisher defeated freshman Lea Jansen, 6-4, 6-4.

In doubles play, Washington State went back and forth with Pacific, but Pacific prevailed taking the overall point. No. 1 doubles featured Lea Jansen and Elisabeth Fournier who fell to Pacific's Jenifer Widjaja and Sasha Fisher, 8-2. The No. 2 doubles duo of Liudmila Vasilieva and Ksenia Googe came back with an 8-4 win against Sarah Irvin and Julia Hansen. In No. 3 doubles, Andjela Kankaras and Marina Nicolas played a hard-fought match against Christina Goehl and Olga Gumenyuk, but ultimately lost 9-8 (8-6).

The Cougs play their second match of the day at 5 p.m. at the Simmelink Courts in Hollingbery Fieldhouse versus the Redhawks of Seattle University.

Washington State 4, University of the Pacific 3
February 12, 2010
Simmelink Tennis Courts

No. 1 Jenifer Widjaja/Sasha Fisher (Pacific) def. Lea Jansen/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 8-2
No. 2 Liudmila Vasilieva/Ksenia Googe(WSU) def. Sarah Irvin/Julia Hansen (Pacific) 8-4
No. 3 Christina Goehl/Olga Gumenyuk (Pacific) def. Andjela Kankaras/Marina Nicolas (WSU) 9-8 (8-6)
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

No. 1 Jenifer Widjaja (Pacific) def. Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Christina Goehl (Pacific) 7-5, 6-0
No. 3 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Julia Hansen (Pacific) 6-2, 6-2
No.4 Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Olga Gumenyuk (Pacific) 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Sarah Irvin (Pacific) 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Sasha Fisher (Pacific) def. Lea Jansen (WSU) 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 4, 3, 1, 5, 6
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