Fournier, Vasilieva Garner Pac-10 Tennis Honors
April 29, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University tennis players Elisabeth Fournier and Liudmila Vasilieva have been named to the All-Pacific-10 Conference women's tennis teams, the conference announced Thursday.
Fournier, a sophomore from Ottawa, Canada, garnered second-team honors as she established a WSU record single-season victories by going 31-9 this season. Additionally, Fournier had the third-longest winning streak in school history by starting 2010 with 11 straight wins. Throughout the dual match season she defeated Stanford's Hilary Barte, ranked No. 8 in the nation, and at last week's Pac-10 Championships defeated UCLA's 24th-ranked Andrea Remynse, becoming the first Cougar since 1998 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Championship bracket. Fournier currently holds a national ranking of 58.
Vasilieva, a freshman from Yekaterinburg, Russia, received honorable mention honors after posting a 27-12 record this season. The 27 singles wins rank third on the single-season list and are the most by a freshman since the Cougars began playing a full Pac-10 schedule. Vasilieva earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors earlier this season after defeating Stanford's Lindsay Burdette (ranked No. 61) and California's Marina Cossou (No. 15), the first Cougar to defeat both Bay Area schools in the same dual match season. Vasilieva has been ranked each week since Feb. 21 and currently maintains a No. 66 national ranking.
Both Fournier and Vasilieva await next week's selection of the 2010 NCAA Women's Tennis Championship singles field.