Elizaveta Luzina and Maria Biryukova each posted wins but it was not enough as No. 25 Arizona State posted a 4-2 victory over No. 50 Washington State Saturday morning at the Whiteman Tennis Center.
The No. 45 Arizona Wildcats captured three singles matches to clinch a 4-1 victory over the No. 50 Washington State Cougars Friday afternoon at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.
Washington State takes a 15-3 record into the desert as it heads south for matches against Arizona and Arizona State.
Washington State senior Emily Funabiki fought off six match points before winning 8-7 to lift the Cougars to a 7-0 win over Lewis-Clark State. Earlier in the day WSU defeated Eastern Washington 6-1.
Washington State brings a 13-3 record into their two matches Tuesday against Pacific Northwest opponents Eastern Washington and Lewis-Clark State.
The University of Utah captured the opening doubles point and that proved to be the difference as 44th-ranked Utah defeated No. 53 Washington State 4-2 Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference tennis match.
Charlotte Koning converted on her fifth match point of the afternoon to post the clinching victory as Washington State defeated Colorado 4-2 in the Pac-12 tennis opener for both teams Friday.
Washington State brings a 12-2 record into their two matches this weekend against No. 60 Colorado and No. 44 Utah.
Junior Elizaveta Luzina's straight-set win at No. 1 singles was the clinching match as No. 51 Washington State defeated Boise State 4-3.
Washington State takes an 11-2 record into their Thursday morning match up at Boise State. The Cougars are ranked No. 51 in the latest ITA poll.
Sophomore Maria Biryukova captured four victories Friday as No. 59 Washington State split a pair of matches at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
Washington State will host a doubleheader Friday as they face No. 64 Houston at 10 a.m. followed by Missouri-Kansas City at 3 p.m. at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.