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Cougars Finish Strong at Baylor Invitational

Oct 30, 2022

WACO, Texas (Oct. 30, 2022) – Washington State Women's Tennis closed out the 2022 Baylor Invitational in fine fashion, posting three singles and two doubles victories Sunday at the Hurd Tennis Center on the Baylor campus.
Maxine Murphy, Fifa Kumhom and Yura Nakagawa each recorded singles and doubles wins to highlight the third and final day. Murphy needed three sets to defeat TCU's Yu-Chin Tsai, 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4), Kumhom defeated Houston's Sonya Kovalenko 6-4, 6-3, while Nakagawa earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over TCU's Jade Otway.
In doubles action, Murphy and Eva Alvarez Sande defeated Baylor's Paula Baranano and Brooke Thompson, 6-2, while Kumhom and Nakagawa posted a 6-4 win over Houston's Gabriela Cortes and B. Cortijo Parreno.
Both Murphy and Kumhom swept all three singles matches at the Baylor Invitational.
The Baylor Invitational concluded the fall schedule for the Cougars. Their spring slate begins Jan. 5-7 at the Hawaii Invitational.
2022 Baylor Invitational
Oct. 28-30, 2022
Hurd Tennis Center
Waco, Texas
Maxine Murphy (WSU) def. Yu-Chin Tsai (TCU) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
Yura Nakagawa (WSU) def. Jade Otway (TCU) 6-3, 6-3
Fifa Kumhom (WSU) def. Sonya Kovalenko (Houston) 6-4, 6-3
Liubov Kostenko (Baylor) def. Eva Alvarez Sande (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
Sofia Chang (Houston) def. Stefaniia Mikhailova (WSU) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-8)
Sophie Schouten (Houston) def. Elyse Tse (WSU) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4)
Eva Alvarez Sande/Maxine Murphy (WSU) def. Paula Baranano/Brooke Thompson (Baylor) 6-2
Fifa Kumhom/Yura Nakagawa (WSU) def. Gabriela Cortes/B. Cortijo Parreno (Houston) 6-4
Sophie Schouten/Elena Trencheva (Houston) def. Stefaniia Mikhailova/Elyse Tse (WSU) 6-2