Cougar Tennis Drops Match to No. 28 Huskies

April 17, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University tennis team took three singles matches to the third set, but the No. 28 Huskies of the University of Washington came away with the 6-1 win Saturday. WSU (12-14, 1-7 Pac-10) hosted the Huskies in front of 216 fans in the last regular season match of the year.

The Cougs were competitive in doubles play, winning one out of the three matches. Ksenia Googe and Andjela Kankaras defeated Samantha Smith and Venise Chan 8-5 to even the doubles score, 1-1.

After taking an early 5-2 lead in No. 3 doubles, Lea Jansen and Marina Nicolas allowed Aleksandra Malovic and Vanja Radunovic to tie it up and ultimately win 8-6.

In singles play, WSU's top spots took their opponents to three sets. At No.1, No. 78 Elisabeth Fournier took on No. 9 Denise Dy, winning the first set but dropping the next two.

No. 54 Liudmila Vasilieva won her first set 6-2, at the No. 2 position against No. 16 Venise Chan, but fell in the last two sets, 6-0, 6-3.

Ksenia Googe earned the only point of the day for the Cougs. The last match to finish, Googe and Samantha Smith went back and forth in the final set, with Googe prevailing 12-10. The win was the 23rd of the season for the freshman.

WSU heads to Ojai, California for the Pacific 10 Conference, April 22-25.

Washington 6, Washington State 1
WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts
April 17, 2010

1. Ardies/Dy (UW) def. Fournier/Vasilieva(WSU) 8-5
2. Googe/Kankaras (WSU) def. Smith/Chan (UW) 8-5
3. Malovic/Radunovic (UW) def. Jansen/Nicolas (WSU) 8-6
Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

1. No. 9 Denise Dy (UW) def. No. 78 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-7
2. No. 16 Venise Chan (UW) def. No. 58 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
3. Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Samantha Smith (UW) 6-7, 6-1, 12-10
4. Joyce Ardies (UW) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Aleksandra Malovic (UW) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Aleksandra Krsljanin (UW) def. Lea Jansen (WSU) 6-4, 6-2
Order of finish: 5, 4, 6, 1, 2, 3
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