Ly-Nguyen, Kumhom Capture Cougar Classic Titles
PULLMAN, Wash. – Senior Savanna Ly-Nguyen and sophomore Fifa Kumhom captured their respective flight championships to highlight the final day of play at the 2021 Cougar Classic Sunday at the WUS Outdoor Tennis Courts.
In the Crimson flight final, Ly-Nguyen cruised through the first set, winning 6-1 against Seattle's Elena Kraleva. Kraleva rebounded to win the second set 6-4, forcing a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the match. After trialing throughout, Ly-Nguyen rallied to take the final five points to win 10-8 and capture the title.
Kumhom needed only two sets but came from behind in both as she defeated Boise State's Bhakti Shah, 7-5, 7-6 (2) for the Gray flight title. Trailing 2-5 in the first, Kumhom rallied to take five-straight games to capture the opening set. In the second, she again trailed 2-5 before forcing a tiebreaker, where she cruised to a 7-2 win to clinch the match.
In doubles play, the Cougar duo posted an 8-5 victory over Portland State's Makoto Ohara and Capucine Sanoner to come away with the consolation title in the Crimson flight.
WSU in next in action Oct. 8-10 when they compete at the Husky Invitational in Seattle.