Cougars Rally Late But Drop Pac-12 Match at Colorado
BOULDER, Colo. (April 4, 2021) – Washington State rallied to even the match with three singles victories but Colorado claimed the final matchup of the day and the Cougars dropped a 4-3 decision in Boulder Sunday afternoon.
Washington State opened doubles play with a win at No. 2 but Colorado picked up the point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3.
In singles play, the Cougars claimed two of the first singles matches to even the score at 2-2 as Savanna Ly-Nguyen won at No. 4 and Yang Lee cruised to a win at No. 6. The Buffaloes took a 3-2 lead after claiming No. 3 and Melisa Ates answered with a win at No. 5 for the Cougars but Colorado picked up the win after notching a win at No. 1.
Ates recorded career win No. 103, passing Elizaveta Luzina for sole possession of third place on WSU's all-time wins list.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Colorado def. Washington State 4-3
April 4, 2021
South Campus Tennis Complex
No. 1 Sara Nayar/Fleur Eggink (CU) def. Melisa Ates/Hikaru Sato (WSU) 6-3
No. 2 Michaela Bayerlova/Yang Lee (WSU) def. Megan Forster/Antonia Balzert (CU) 6-3
No. 3 Maria Campos/Ky Ecton (CU) def. Pang Jittakoat/Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 7-5
Order of Finish: 2,1,3
No. 1 Sara Nayar (CU) def. #86 Michaela Bayerlova (WSU) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Maria Campos (CU) def. Hikaru Sato (WSU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 Megan Forster (CU) def. Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) def. Antonia Balzert (CU) 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 Melisa Ates (WSU) def. Fleur Eggink (CU) 6-0, 6-7 (7-9), 7-5
No. 6 Yang Lee (WSU) def. Ky Ecton (CU) 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 6, 3, 5, 1