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Martinez Captures Championship to Conclude Cougar Classic
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 09/19/2004
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Sept. 19, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. - Senior Chris Martinez knocked off team mate Orsolya Sallai, 6-3, 7-5, to clench the No. 2 singles championship on the last day of the Cougar Classic women's tennis tournament Sunday.

Martinez remains the only undefeated Cougar in singles play.

"Chris played great tennis this weekend," said Washington State Head Coach Lisa Hart. "We look forward to seeing great things from her the rest of the season."

Senior Nora Gaal fell to Idaho's Sunel Nieuwoudt in the No. 1 singles championship by a score of 6-3, 7-5.

In doubles competition Sallai/Martinez enjoyed two victories by default and an 8-3 semifinal win over Idaho's Mariel Tinnirello/Tara Fielding before advancing to the championship where they were defeated by Idaho tandem Sunel Nieuwoudt/Jessica Hubbard, 8-4.

The Cougars continue fall play on Oct. 1 when they lace up for the Cal-Nike Invitational in Berkeley, Calif.

2004 Cougar Classic Day Three Results

#1 Singles Championship-Sunday, 9 a.m. Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho) def. Nora Gaal (WSU), 6-3, 7-5

Backdraw-Championship Nuria Lozano (MSU) vs. Ivette Duran (MSU)- Not Played

#2 Singles Championship-Sunday, 9 a.m. Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-3, 7-5

Backdraw-Championship Sydney Lederhouse (Gonzaga) def. Mari Castello (Montana), 6-2, 5-7, 7-6

Doubles First Round Sallai/Martinez (WSU)- Bye Bates/Williams (Gonzaga)- Bye Tinnirello/Fielding (Idaho) def. Fannin/Ursich (Montana), 8-0 Hockett/Thomas (MSU)- Bye Luetolf/Fodor (MSU/WSU) def. Knox/Cabiling (EWU), 8-3 Shrubb/Ruman (Idaho)- Bye Lederhouse/Humphrey (Gonzaga) def. Clark/Lozano (MSU), 8-7 Janairo/Castello (Montana)- Bye Toth/Gaal (WSU)- Bye Konishi/Leopold (Idaho)- Bye Clarke/Fey (MSU) def. Rosen/Kruk (Montana), 8-4 Fry/Becker (Gonzaga)- Bye Vasileva/Duran (MSU)- Bye Yoshimoto/Jolley (EWU)- Bye Torgerson/Schwartz (Montana)- Bye Nieuwoudt/Hubbard (Idaho)- Bye

Second Round Sallai/Martinez (WSU) def. Bates/Williams (Gonzaga), def. Tinnirello/Fielding (Idaho) def. Hockett/Thomas (MSU), 8-2 Luetolf/Fodor (MSU/WSU) def. Shrubb/Ruman (Idaho), def. Williams/Castello (Montana) def. Lederhouse/Humphrey (Gonzaga), 8-5 Konishi/Leopold (Idaho) def. Toth/Gaal (WSU), 8-5 Fry/Becker (Gonzaga) def. Clarke/Fey (MSU), 8-2 Vasileva/Duran (MSU) def. Yoshimoto/Jolley (EWU), 8-5 Nieuwoudt/Hubbard (Idaho) def. Torgerson/Schwartz (Montana), 8-2

Semifinals Sallai/Martinez (WSU) def. Tinnirello/Fielding (Idaho), 8-3 Castello/Williams (Montana) def. Luetolf/Fodor (MSU/WSU), def. Fry/Becker (Gonzaga) def. Konishi/Leopold (Idaho), 8-3 Nieuwoudt/Hubbard (Idaho) def. Vasileva/Duran (MSU), 8-2

Finals Nieuwoudt/Hubbard (Idaho) def. Fry/Becker (Gonzaga), Sallai/Martinez (WSU) def. Castello/Williams (Montana), def.

Championship Nieuwoudt/Hubbard (Idaho) def. Sallai/Martinez (WSU), 8-4

Backdraw Fannin/Ursich (Montana)- Def. Shrubb/Ruman (Idaho) def. Knox/Cabiling (EWU), 8-6 Clarke/Lozano (MSU)- Def. Toth/Gaal (WSU)- Bye Rosen/Kruk (Montana)- Bye Yoshimoto/Jolley (EWU)- Bye Torgerson/Schwartz (Montana)- Bye

Semifinals Fannin/Ursich (Montana)- Bye Shrubb/Ruman (Idaho)- Bye Toth/Gaal (WSU) def. Rosen/Kruk (Montana), 8-1 Torgerson/Schwartz (Montana) def. Yoshimoto/Jolley (EWU), 8-4

Finals Fannin/Ursich (Montana) def. Shrubb/Ruman (Idaho), Toth/Gaal (WSU) def. Torgerson/Schwartz (Montana), def.

Championship Toth/Gaal (WSU) def. Fannin/Ursich (Montana), def.

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