San Diego Posts Victory over Cougars
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of San Diego captured five singles matches en route to a 6-0 victory over Washington State Wednesday afternoon at the Hogan Center.
San Diego (13-3) captured the opening doubles points with wins on courts 1 and 3. On Court 2, WSU's Michaela Bayerlova and Yang Lee were leading 5-4 when play was stopped after the Toreros had clinched the doubles point.
In singles action, the Toreros posted straight-set wins in three matches to clinch the team victory. At No. 1, WSU's (13-15) Bayerlova forced a third set but could not capitalize in a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 loss against No. 57 Solymar Colling. WSU's Pang Jittakoat at No. 4 captured a first-set tiebreaker against Abigail Desiatnikov before Desiatnikov rallied to take the match, 6-7 (4), 6-0, 1-0 (10-4).
WSU's Hikaru Sato was coming back at No. 2 after dropping a close first set, the Cougar junior was up 5-4 in the second when her match was stopped.
The Cougars are next in action Friday when they begin play at the 2021 Pac-12 Championship against Colorado. Match time is set for 10 a.m. in San Diego.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
San Diego 6 def. Washington State 1
April 21, 2021
San Diego, Calif.
No. 1 Solymar Colling/Elizabeth Goldsmith (USD) def. Melisa Ates/Hikaru Sato (WSU) 6-4
No. 2 Michaela Bayerlova/Yang Lee (WSU) vs. Jordyn McBride/Abigail Desiatnikov (USD) 5-4 DNF
No. 3 Kati Kukaras/Elisabeth Andryukhov (USD) def. Pang Jittakoat/Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 6-2
Order of Finish: 3,1
No. 1 #57 Solymar Colling (USD) def. #78 Michaela Bayerlova (WSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
No. 2 Hikaru Sato (WSU) vs. Elizabeth Goldsmith 5-7, 5-4 DNF
No. 3 Jordyn McBride (USD) def. Fifa Kumhom (WSU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 Abigail Desiatnikov (USD) def. Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 5 Victoria Kalaitzis (USD) def. Pang Jittakoat (WSU) 6-7 (4), 6-0, 1-0 (10-4)
No. 6 Kati Kukaras (USD) def. Melisa Ates (WSU) 7-5, 6-2
Order of Finish: 4,3,6,5,1