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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Cougar Tennis Earns Victory Over BYU, 7-0
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 02/24/2012
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Feb. 24, 2012

PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State University women's tennis team defeated Brighman Young University 7-0 as Liudmila Vasilieva extended her win streak to 16, Friday at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

For the second time in the past four matches, the Cougars (9-2) captured the opening doubles point, winning two of the opening matches. At No. 1 doubles, Vasilieva and Andjela Kankaras dropped the match to Megan Price and Meghan Sheehan-Dizon 8-4. Elizaveta Luzina and Olga Musilovich took an early 2-0 lead to win the match 8-2 at No. 2 and Elisabeth Fournier and Charlotte Koning defeated Desiree Tran and Morgan Anderson 8-6 at No. 3 doubles.

Washington State came back fighting in singles play and were up early in most first sets. Fournier defeated Price in straights-sets, 6-3, 6-3, to give the Cougars a 2-0 lead at No. 2 singles. This victory now extends her all-time wins to 97. At No. 1 singles, Vasilieva took down Tran in two sets to clinch another point for the Cougars, 7-6, 6-0.

At fourth singles, Luzina defeated Sheehan-Dizon, 6-4, 6-4, ending her four game winning streak, the longest of any BYU player this season. Olga Musilovich stepped in at No. 6 singles and beat Lisa Waldron 6-2 in the first set before Waldron retired shortly after beginning the second set.

Koning's 6-1, 6-3 win over Aubrey Paul at No. 5 singles and Kankaras' well-fought win over Anderson, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 at No. 3 secured the Cougar's 7-0 win.

Up next, the Cougars will travel to Los Angeles to take on UCLA Friday, March 9 and USC Saturday, March 10.

Washington State Women's Tennis
Washington State 7
Brigham Young University 0
February 24, 2012
Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Attendance: 164

No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Desiree Tran (BYU) 7-6, 6-0
No. 2 No. 115 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Megan Price (BYU) 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Morgan Anderson (BYU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6
No. 4 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Meghan Sheehan-Dizon (BYU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Aubrey Paul (BYU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Lisa Waldron (BYU) 6-2, 1-0, ret.
Order of finish: 2, 1, 4, 6, 5, 3

No.1 Megan Price / Meghan Sheehan (BYU) def. Liudmila Vasilieva / Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 8-4
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier / Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Desiree Tran / Morgan Anderson (BYU) 8-6
No. 3 Elizaveta Luzina / Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Aubrey Paul / Lisa Waldron (BYU) 8-2
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

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