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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/16/2011
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April 16, 2011

EUGENE, Ore.- The Washington State University women's tennis team defeated Oregon this afternoon 5-2 for its first Pacific-10 Conference victory. The Cougars finish the 2011 dual match season 13-10 overall, 1-7 in Pac-10 play.

Oregon scored the first point by winning two of three doubles matches. Elisabeth Fournier and Lea Jansen defeated Siobhan Cavan and Rabea Stuckeman at No. 3 8-2. No. 76 Liudmila Vasilieva and Ksenia Googe fell to Patricia Skowronski and Paulina Smatova 8-2. In the No. 2 match Andjela Kankaras and Olga Musilovich lost to Julia Metzger and Trudie du Toit 8-6.

The Cougars came back with five singles victories to take the match from Oregon. Vasilieva beat Skowronski in the No. 2 match 6-2, 6-3. Googe took the victory in the No. 3 match over Metzger 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. In the No. 4 match Kankaras defeated du Toit 6-4, 6-1. Musilovich won 6-1, 6-1 over Stuckeman 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5. Jessica Gomez came from behind to beat Lana Buttner at the No. 6 spot 0-6, 6-1, 7-6, (9-7) and clinch the match for WSU.

The only loss for the Cougars was at the No. 1 spot, Fournier fell to No. 102 Smatova 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Washington State will take the next weekend off to prepare for the Pac-10 Tournament April 8-May 1 in Ojai, Calif. Match times will be announced.

WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN'S TENNIS
Washington State 5, Oregon 2
April 16, 2011
Indoor Student Tennis Center
DOUBLES:
No. 1 Skowronski/Smatova (UO) def. No. 76 Vasilieva/Googe 8-2
No. 2 Metzger/du Toit (UO) def. Kankaras/Musilovich (WSU) 8-6
No. 3 Jansen/Fournier (WSU) def. Cavan/Stuckemann (WSU) 8-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2

SINGLES: No. 1 No. 102 Paulina Smatova (UO) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 No. 2 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Patricia Skowronski (UO) 6-2, 6-3 No. 3 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Julia Metzger (UO) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 No. 4 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Trudie du Toit (UO) 6-4, 6-1 No. 5 Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Rabea Stuckeman (UO) 6-1, 6-1 No. 6 Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Lana Buttner (UO) 0-6, 6-1, 7-6, (9-7) Order of Finish: 5, 2, 4, 6, 1, 3

--wsucougars.com--
Washington State Cougars Athletics
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