Cougars Conclude Play at ITA Northwest Regionals
STANFORD, Calif. – Washington State junior Fifa Kumhom and freshmen Yura Nakagawa and Eva Alvarez Sande each posted singles and doubles wins to highlight Sunday's play at the 2022 ITA Northwest Regionals at the Taube Tennis Courts on the Stanford campus.
In singles action, WSU captured three matches in consolation play as Nakagawa defeated Gonzaga's Jenna Sloan, 6-4, 6-2 while Alvarez Sande had little trouble with Fresno State's Cristina Flaquer. Kumhom needed to come from behind as she rallied for a 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9) victory over Washington's Yolanda Lin.
WSU had three doubles teams competing Sunday in the consolation draw with Kumhom and Elyse Tse posting an 8-5 win over San Jose State's Irena Muradyan and Rozalina Youseva. Maxine Murphy and Nakagawa came away with an 8-6 win over Fresno State's Carolina Piferi and Leann Serna while Alvarez Sande and Yang Lee needed a tiebreaker to get past Sacramento State's Madelyn Ferreros and Grace McSkimming, 8-7 (2).
The Cougars are next in action Oct. 28 when they travel to Waco, Texas for the Baylor Invitational.
2022 ITA NORTHWEST REGIONALS
Taube Tennis Courts
Oct. 14-18, 2022
Yura Nakagawa (WSU) def. Jenna Sloan (Gonz) 6-4, 6-2
Fifa Kumhom (WSU) def. Yolanda Lin (Wash) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0 (11-9)
Eva Alvarez Sande (WSU) def. Cristina Flaquer (FSU) 6-3, 6-1
Julia Moraes (Sac) def. Stefaniia Mikhailova (WSU) 7-5, 6-0
Adrianna Sosnowski (Gonz) def. Elyse Tse (WSU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)
Fifa Kumhom/Elyse Tse (WSU) def. Irena Muradyan/Rozalina Youseva (SJSU) 8-5
Maxine Murphy/Yura Nakagawa (WSU) def. Carolina Piferi/Leann Serna (FSU) 8-6
Eva Alvarez Sande/Yang Lee (WSU) def. Madelyn Ferreros/Grace McSkimming (Sac) 8-7 (2)