Cougars Fall to Denver on Final Day of Road Trip
DENVER (April 5, 2021) – Washington State Women's Tennis dropped its final match of a four-match road trip 4-0 at Denver Monday afternoon.
In doubles play, the Cougars' No. 1 pairing of Melisa Ates and Hikaru Sato opened the day with a win but Denver answered with a win at No. 2 and then notched a close victory at No. 3 to earn the point.
In singles play, Denver posted wins at No. 3 and No. 5 to build a 3-0 advantage. WSU began their comeback by pushing the remaining matches to three sets and held leads in three matches before Denver clinched with a win at No. 6.
The Cougars return to Pullman to host Oregon Sunday and Gonzaga Tuesday, April 13.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Denver defeats Washington State 4-0
April 5, 2021
Denver Tennis Park
No. 1 Melisa Ates/Hikaru Sato (WSU) def. Britt Pussell/Camille Verden-Anderson (DU) def. 6-4
No. 2 Hada Chang/Anna Riedmiller (DU) def. Michaela Bayerlova/Yang Lee (WSU) 6-3
No. 3 Taylor Melville/Toni Nelson (DU) def. Pang Jittakoat/Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 7-6 (7-3)
Order of Finish: 1,2,3
No. 1 #86 Michaela Bayerlova (WSU) vs. (DU) 6-7, 6-0, 2-1, unfinished
No. 2 Hikaru Sato (WSU) vs. (DU) 5-7, 6-2, 3-2, unfinished
No. 3 (DU) def. Pang Jittakoat (WSU) 1-6, 1-6
No. 4 Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) vs. (DU) 7-5, 3-6, 5-0, unfinished
No. 5 (DU) def. Melisa Ates (WSU) 2-6, 3-6
No. 6 (DU) def. Yang Lee (WSU) 2-6, 6-4, 2-6
Order of Finish: 3,5,6