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WSU Completes Day One of Cougar Classic
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 09/24/2010
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Sept. 24, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash.-- The Washington State University women's tennis team completed a successful first day at the 2010 Cougar Classic at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts. The Cougars had eight of 10 players advance to the round of 16 in singles and two doubles teams are playing in the semifinals.

In the Gray singles bracket, Marina Nicolas, Jackie Owens, Erin Troedson, and Jessica Gomez advanced to the third round. Following a first round bye, Nicolas advanced with a win over Rocio Norena of Eastern Washington 6-1, 6-0. Owens also had a first round bye then defeated Ashley Mackey of Montana 6-4, 6-0. Troedson defeated Gabi Villegas of Montana State 1-6, 6-1, 7-5 and Natalie Martin of Seattle 6-2, 6-1. Jessica Gomez beat Judy Leining of Eastern Washington 6-3, 6-0, and Natalie Kirch of Idaho 6-3, 6-3. Lea Jansen will compete on Saturday in the second round consolation after defeating Lucy Fairbotham of Montana State 6-2, 6-1, then falling to Jackie Tabb of Gonzaga 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.

In the Crimson singles bracket, Liudmila Vasilieva, Ksenia Googe, Elisabeth Fournier, and Andjela Kankaras also advanced to the third round of play. Vasilieva, the top seed, swept Ryann Warner of Eastern Washington 6-0, 6-0. Googe beat Clare Dodge of Gonzaga 6-4, 6-1 while Fournier, the No. 2 seed, defeated Wena Tsan of Montana State 6-1, 6-0. Kankaras beat Steffanie Mortera of Seattle 6-2, 6-2 in her only singles match of the day. Vasilieva, Googe, Fournier and Kankaras each received first round byes. Freshman Olga Musilovich will play in the Crimson singles second round consolation bracket. She defeated Marti Pellicano of Portland State 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, before falling to Kristina Zauere of Gonzaga 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles play, two teams advanced to the semifinals in the Crimson bracket. After sitting out the first round with a bye, Vasilieva and Fournier opened their tournament with a win against Molly Knox and Yvette Ly of Idaho 9-8 in a second round match. In the third round they beat Clare Dodge and Kristina Zauere of Gonzaga 8-1 to advance to Saturday morning's semifinal match at 8:30 a.m.

Two Cougar teams advanced to the second round of the Gray doubles bracket. Gomez and Owens defeated Sarah Lucas and Gabriella Weissman of Seattle 8-6, but fell to Judy Liening and Helon Ricks of Eastern Washington, 8-3. Jansen and Troedson beat Kylea Gleason of Portland State and Natalie Martin of Seattle before falling to Kirch and Textor of Idaho. Both teams will now compete in the Gray doubles consolation bracket.

Play will resume Saturday morning at the WSU Outdoor Courts at 8:30 a.m.

2010 Cougar Classic Washington State University September 24-26 WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts

Crimson Singles
First Round 
Warner (EWU) def. Lantta (Gonzaga) (6-4, 6-2)
Lopez (MSU) def. Knox (Idaho) (6-4, 6-3)
Edwards (BSU) def. Weissman (Seattle) (6-1, 6-0)
Musilovich (WSU) def. Pellicano (PSU) (6-7, 6-4, 6-4)
Davidson (Montana) def. Maciocha (Idaho) (5-7, 6-2, 6-2)
Monreal (Air Force) def. Paluch (Montana) (6-2, 6-3)
Schwab (Seattle) def. Stocking (PSU) (6-1, 6-0)
Googe (WSU) def. De La Torre (MSU) (6-1, 6-1)
Irimescu (Idaho) def. Patton (EWU) (6-1, 6-4)
Klamcyzyskia (BSU) def. Teitzel (Gonazaga) (6-1, 6-3)

Second Round Vasilieva (WSU) def. Warner (EWU) (6-0, 6-0) Ohno (Seattle) def. Lopez (MSU) FRI (6-1, 6-6) 6-5 Pietzuch (BSU) def. Bran (Montana) (5-7, 7-6, 6-4) Simpson (Idaho) def. Dalkin (PSU) (6-2, 6-0) Edwards (BSU) def. Knight (EWU) (6-1, 6-0) Zauere (Gonzaga) def. Musilovich (WSU) (6-2, 6-1) Davidson (Montana) def. Mehndiratta (Gonzaga) (6-3, 6-4) Smoke (Air Force) def. Hjalmarsson (MSU) (6-1, 3-7, 6-0) Basil (BSU) def. Stime (Gonzaga) (6-1, 6-0) Monreal def. Lozano (Idaho) (1-6, 6-2, 6-4) Schwab (Seattle) def. Diamanti (EWU) (6-0, 6-0) Googe (WSU) def. Dodge (Gonzaga) (6-4, 6-1) Kankaras (WSU) def. Mortera (Seattle) (6-2, 6-2) Alexander (Montana) def. Irimescu (Idaho) (6-2, 7-5) Klamczyskia (BSU) def. Cecil (Air Force) (6-3, 6-1) Fournier (WSU) def. Tsan (MSU) (6-1, 6-0)

Gray Singles First Round Cassman (Air Force) def. Peterson (Seattle) (6-1, 6-0) Mackey (Montana) def. Martin (Seattle) (6-0, 6-1) Troedson (WSU) def. Villegas (MSU) (1-6, 6-1, 7-5) Gomez (WSU) def. Liening (EWU) (6-3, 6-0) Gibson (Montana) def. Wurden (Seattle) (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) Hueffner (Air Force) def. Caras (Gonzaga) (6-1, 6-1) Jansen (WSU) def. Fairbotham (MSU) (6-2, 6-1)

Second Round Nicolas (WSU) def. Norena (EWU) (6-1, 6-0) Verspieren (Gonzaga) def. Siwa (Idaho) (6-5, 6-7, 7-5) Crum (MSU) def. Lambert (Seattle) (6-0, 6-1) Voight (Air Force) def. Todd (PSU) (6-1, 6-0) Cassman (Air Force) def. Lozano (Idaho) (6-4, 6-3) Owens (WSU) def. Mackey (Montana) (6-4, 6-0) Troedson (WSU) def. Martin (Seattle) (6-2, 6-1) Parker (Gonzaga) def. Gleason (PSU) (6-0, 6-2) Bjerken (Gonzaga) def. McClaran (PSU) (6-1, 6-3) Gomez (WSU) def. Kirch (Idaho) (6-3, 6-3) Gibson (Montana) def. Coll (MSU) (6-3, 6-0) Hueffner (Air Force) def. Textor (Idaho) (6-1, 6-0) Murray (Montana) def. Silha (EWU) (6-1, 6-0) Tabb( Gonzaga) def. Jansen (WSU) (2-6, 6-3, 7-5) Vadali (PSU) def. Humphrey (Gonzaga) (6-3, 7-6, 6-5) Ly (Idaho) vs. Lucas (Seattle) (6-2, 6-0)

Crimson Doubles First Round Knox/Ly (Idaho) def. Hjalmarsson/Crum (MSU) 8-4 Bran/Paluch (Montana) def. Dalkin/Pellicano (PSU) 8-2 V. Lozano/Simpson (Idaho) def. Tsan/De La Torre (MSU) 8-1 Smoke/Cecil (Air Force) def. Mortera/Wurden (Seattle) 8-2

Second Round Vasilieva/Fournier (WSU) def. Knox/Ly (Idaho) 9-8 Dodge/Zauere (Gonzaga) def. Ohno/Schwab (Seattle) 8-5 Klamcyzka/Pietzuch (BSU) def. Bran/Paluch (Montana) 9-8 Musilovich/Nicolas (WSU) def. Knight/Bampton (EWU) 8-4 Kankaras/Googe (WSU) def. Lozano/Simpson (Idaho) 8-5 Davidson/Murray (Montana) def. Lantta/Tabb (Gonzaga) 8-6 Mehndiratta/Teitzel (Gonzaga) def. Diamanti/Patton (EWU) 8-3 Smoke/Cecil(Air Force) def. Basil/Edwards (BSU) 8-5

Third Round Vasilieva/Fournier (WSU) def. Dodge/Zauere (Gonzaga) 8-1 Klamcyzka/Pietruch (BSU) def. Musilovich/Nicolas (WSU) 8-6 Kankaras/Googe (WSU) def. Davidson/Murray (Montana) 8-3 Mehndiratta/Teitzel (Gonzaga) def. Smoke/Cecil (Air Force) 9-8 (7-2)

Consolation Ohno/Schwab (Seattle) def. Hjalnarsson/Crum (MSU) 8-5 Knight/Bampton (EWU) def. Dalkin Bellicano (PSU) 8-4 Lantta/Tabb (Gonzaga) def. Tsan De La Torre (MSU) 8-3 Diamonte/Patton (EWU) def. Mortera/Wurden (Seattle) 8-4

Gray Doubles First Round Fairbotham/Villegas (MSU) def. Irimescu/Siwa (Idaho) 8-2 Mackey/Gibson (Montana) def. Vadali/McClaran (PSU) 8-5 Gomez/Owens (WSU) def. Lucas/Weissman (Seattle) 8-6 Bran/Alexander (Montana) def. Stocking/Todd (PSU) 8-4 Voight/Cassman (Air Force) def. Coll/Lopez (MSU) 8-4 Jansen/Troedson (WSU) def. Gleason (PSU)/Martin (Seattle) 8-0

Second Round Monreal/Heffner (Air Force) def. Iremescu/Siwa (Idaho) 8-5 Mackey/Gibson (Montana) def. Humphrey/Caras (Gonzaga) 8-2 Liening/Ricks (EWU) def. Gomez/Owens (WSU) 8-3 Maciocha/A. Lozano (Idaho) def. Parker/Stime (Gonzaga) 8-6 Bran/Alexander (Montana) def. Peterson/Lambert (Seattle) 8-3 Verspieren/Bjerken (Gonzaga) def. Norena/Steele (EWU) 8-4 Voight/Cassman (Air Force) def. Warner/Silha (EWU) 8-1 Kirch/Textor (Idaho) def. Jansen/Troedson (WSU) 8-4

Third Round Monreal/Hueffner (Air Force) def. Mackey/Gibson (Montana) 8-4 Machioca/Lozano (Idaho) def. Liening/Ricks (EWU) 8-2 Bran/Alexander (Montana) def. Verspieren/Bjerken (Gonzaga) 8-6 Voight/Cassman (Air Force) def. Kirck/Textor (Idaho) 8-6

Consolation Fairbotham/Villegas (MSU) def. Vadali/McClaren (PSU) 8-6 Lucas/Weisman (Seattle) def. Stocking/Todd (PSU) 8-4 Coll/Lopez (MSU) def. Gleason/Martin (Seattle) 8-0 Peterson/Lambert (Seattle) def. Norena/Steele (EWU) 8-2
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