San Diego Slips By No. 70 WSU Tennis

March 17, 2010

San Diego-- The No. 70 nationally-ranked Washington State University tennis team lost their second match in a row to the University of San Diego, Wednesday, 4-3. The Cougs (8-7, 1-1 Pac-10) have their last two matches by only one point.

WSU struggled in the doubles matches. USD swept the Cougars, taking the first point of the match.

The Cougars were competitive in the singles matches. Elisabeth Fournier and Ksenia Googe both earned their second victories of the road trip. Fournier defeated Laura Claus, 6-3, 6-4 to tie up the match 2-2. Googe defeated Maja Sujica, 6-3, 6-0 to give WSU the lead, 3-2.

San Diego earned the last two singles points, with a close win at the No. 5 spot when Marina Nicolas took her opponent, Alexandra Demidova to three sets.

WSU hits the road again for three away matches against No. 53 Long Beach State and Pacific-10 conference opponents No. 6 UCLA and No. 21 USC, March 25-27.


USD 4, No. 70 WSU 3
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
USD West Tennis Courts


DOUBLES
1. Coupez/Sujica (USD) def. Jansen/Nicolas (WSU) - 8-1
2. Demidova/Raygada (USD) def. Googe/Vasilieva (WSU) - 8-2
3. Claus/Perl (USD) def. Kankaras/Fournier (WSU) - 8-3
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
USD wins doubles point.


SINGLES
1. Juliette Coupez (USD) def. No. 75 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) - 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3
2. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Laura Claus (USD) - 6-3, 6-4
3. Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Maja Sujica (USD) - 6-3, 6-0
4. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Lise Marbach (USD) - 6-3, 6-0
5. Alexandra Demidova (USD) Marina Nicolas (WSU) - 5-7, 6-2, 6-0
6. Marite Raygada (USD) def. Jessica Gomez (WSU) - 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 6, 4, 2, 3, 5, 1
USD wins match, 4-3.


Records: USD - 8-6, No.70 WSU - 8-7

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