Fournier Advances to Quarterfinals of Pac-10 Championships

April 22, 2010

OJAI, Calif. - Elisabeth Fournier led the way for the Cougars on the first day of the Pacific-10 Conference Championships in Ojai, Calif. Liudmila Vasilieva, Marina Nicolas and Fournier won their respective opening matches Thursday.

Sophomore Fournier picked up her thirtieth win of the season with a first round victory over Trudie du Toit of Oregon. No. 76 Fournier won 6-4, 6-3. Fournier added another victory (31) in the second round against No. 24 nationally-ranked Andrea Remynse of UCLA. Fournier will play No. 17 Marina Cossou of Cal, Friday at noon.

Freshman Vasilieva beat Michelle Brycki of Arizona State, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the second round. Vasilieva came up against Stanford's Hilary Barte in the second round, where No. 4 Barte proved to be too much for Vasilieva in a 6-0, 6-1 loss.

In the invitational bracket, junior Marina Nicolas won her first round match of the Pac-10 Tournament for the second year in a row. Nicolas beat Molly McDevitt of Oregon, 7-5, 6-3. Nicolas fell in the second round to Sianna Simmons of ASU, 6-0, 6-0.

In addition to the singles quarterfinal rounds, doubles play begins Friday at 3 p.m.

Pacific-10 Championships
April 22, 2010
Ojai, Calif.

Championship Flight Singles
Round of 32
No. 76 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Trudie du Toit (ORE) 6-4, 6-3
No. 68 Micaela Hein (ASU) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Yasmin Schnack (UCLA) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 60 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Michelle Brycki (ASU) 6-4, 6-4
Round of 16
No. 76 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. No. 24 Andrea Remynse (UCLA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 Hilary Barte (STAN) def. No. 60 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 6-0, 6-1

Invitational Flight Singles
Round of 32
Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Molly McDevitt (ORE) 7-5, 6-3
Debora Castany (ARIZ) def. Lea Jansen (WSU) 6-1, 7-5
Round of 16
Sianna Simmons (ASU) def. Marina Nicolas (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
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