WSU Tennis Picks up Non-Conference Win Against Northern Arizona, 6-1

April 9, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State University tennis team defeated Northern Arizona 6-1 for their tenth win of the season.

Washington State (10-12, 1-5 Pac-10) swept the doubles matches for the second time this month. Elisabeth Fournier and Liudmila Vasilieva started the Cougs off with an 8-2 win over Aimee Okie and Nicole Perez.

Lea Jansen and Marina Nicolas' victory in the No. 3 spot captured the doubles point for WSU. Jansen and Nicolas came back from a 0-4 deficit to win 8-5 against AliceWalker and Malia Wahinepio.

Andjela Kankaras and Ksenia Googe completed the doubles sweep with a 7-6 win over Edit Suhajda and Yumi Hasegawa.

In singles play, five Cougars posted victories in straight sets. Googe, Kankaras and Vasilieva won their matches to put the Cougs up 4-0 and assure the team victory. Vasilieva's win was her twenty-third of the season, moving her into a tie for ninth place on the top ten list for single season victories.

Fournier earned another win, bringing her season total to twenty-seven and putting her in sole possession of second place on the top ten list for single season victories. She needs one more win to tie for most victories in a season.

Freshman Lea Jansen's 6-0, 6-1 win against Alice Walker finished the scoring for the Cougars.

WSU is back in action Saturday in a doubleheader against Montana and Gonzaga. The Cougs play Montana at 9 a.m. and Gonzaga at 1 p.m. Both matches are scheduled to be played at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.

Washington State 6 , Northern Arizona 1
April 9, 2010
Simmelink Tennis Courts

1. Fournier/Vasilieva (WSU) def. Oki/Perez (NAU) 8-2
2. Kankaras/Googe (WSU) def. Suhajda/Hasegawa (NAU) 7-6
3. Jansen/Nicolas (WSU) def. Walker/Wahinepio (NAU) 8-6
1. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Edit Suhajda (NAU) 6-4, 6-1
2. No. 94 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Aimee Oki (NAU) 6-3, 6-0
3. Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Nicole Perez (NAU)6-0, 6-3
5. Yumi Hasegawa (NAU) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 7-5, 6-3
6. Lea Jansen (WSU) def. Alice Walker (NAU) 6-0, 6-1