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Cougars Open Spring Season at Hawaii Invitational

Jan 6, 2022

Cougars Open Spring Season at Hawaii Invitational
 
HONOLULU – Fifth-year senior Michaela Bayerlova and sophomore Fifa Kumhom each captured two wins to lead the Washington State University Women's Tennis team during the first day of play at the 2022 Weinman Foundation Invitational at the UH Tennis Complex Thursday.
 
In singles and doubles matches against No. 9 California and host Hawaii, the Cougars came away with two singles and two doubles victories.
 
Bayerlova began her day by teaming with Savanna Ly-Nguyen to post an 8-4 win over Hawaii's Satsuki Takamura and Nidhi Surapaneni. Other Cougar doubles matches saw Kumhom and Stefaniia Mikhailova post an 8-7 win over Hawaii's Avery Williams and Ana Vikcek, while Yang Lee and Elyse Tse dropped an 8-2 decision to Cal's Haley Giavara and Valentina Ivanov. In the final doubles match, Cal's Julia Rosenqvist and Viller Moeller defeated WSU's Maxine Murphy and Hania Abouelsaad, 8-2.
 
In singles play, Bayerlova defeated Giavara 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 while Kumhom rallied from a set down to defeat Hawaii's Tal Talya Zandberg, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1. Takamura needed three sets to get by Ly-Nguyen, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2 while Tse, in her Cougar debut singles matches, fell to Cal's Katja Wiersholm, 6-1. 6-2.
 
Murphy rallied to force a third set against Rosenqvist, falling 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, and  Cal's Cami Brown escaped with a 7-6, 6-4 win over Mikhailova.
 
Play continues Friday at the Weinman Foundation Invitational.
 
Weinman Foundation Invitational Results
Day 1 Results
Jan. 6, 2022
Honolulu, O'ahu (UH Tennis Complex)
 
Singles competition
Michaela Bayerlova (WSU) def. Haley Giavara (CAL) 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
Fifa Kumhom (WSU) def. Tal Talya Zandberg (Hawaii) 6-7, 6-0, 6-1
Satsuki Takamura (Hawaii) def. Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Katja Wiersholm (CAL) def. Elyse Tse (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
Julia Rosenqvist (CAL) def. Maxine Murphy (WSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Cami Brown (CAL) def. Stefaniia Mikhailova (WSU) 7-6, 6-4
 
Doubles competition
Michaela Bayerlova/Savanna Ly-Nguyen (WSU) def. Satsuki Takamura/Nidhi Surapaneni (Hawaii) 8-4
Fifa Kumhom/Stefaniia Mikhailova (WSU) def. Avery Williams/Ana Vilcek (Hawaii) 8-7
Haley Giavara/Valentina Ivanov (CAL) def. Yang Lee/Elyse Tse (WSU) 8-2
Julia Rosenqvist/H. Viller Moeller (CAL) def. Hania Abouelsaad/Maxine Murphy (WSU) 8-2