Sept. 26, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash.-- The WSU women's tennis team wrapped up the final day of competition at the Cougar Classic at the WSU Outdoor Courts on Sunday, coming away with a doubles and singles championship.
Marina Nicolas won her fourth consecutive Cougar Classic title by defeating Yvette Ly of Idaho 6-3, 6-2 for the Gray singles championship. Earlier in the day, Nicolas captured a semifinal win over Sarah Cassman of Air Force 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Nicolas' teammate, Jessica Gomez, lost her semifinal match to Ly 6-3, 6-0.
In the Gray singles consolation brackets, Lea Jansen beat Sarah Lucas of Seattle 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 in the second round. In the third round bracket, Jackie Owens beat Madeline Parker of Gonzaga 6-1, 6-2. Erin Troedson fell to Megumi Voight of Air Force in fourth round consolation 6-0, 6-2.
Ksenia Googe finished as a runner-up the Crimson singles to Elyse Edwards of Boise State 6-4, 6-2. Earlier in the morning Googe beat Sonia Klamczyska of Boise State 7-5, 6-0 to advance to the championship match.
In Crimson consolation play, Olga Musilovich won her morning match against Rika Mehndiratta 6-0, 6-0. Andjela Kankaras and Elisabeth Fournier faced each other in a third round consolation match, with Fournier coming out on top 6-3. Liudmila Vasilieva won her fourth round consolation match against Heather Davidson of Montana 6-4, 6-0.
"This is Marina's fourth Cougar Classic championship in four years,"said WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart. "There were a lot of positives to take from this weekend... it's something to build on."
The Cougs will be back in action Oct.1-3 at the Boise State Invitational.
2010 Cougar Classic Washington State University September 24-26 WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts
Crimson Singles Semi-Finals Edwards (BSU) def. Pietzuch (BSU) (4-6, 6-2, 3-0 retired) Googe (WSU) def. Alexander (Montana) (7-5, 6-0) Championship Edwards (BSU) def. Googe (WSU) (6-4, 6-2)
Crimson Singles Consolation Second Round Sunday Warner (EWU) def. Dalkin (PSU) (6-1, 6-2) Knight (EWU) vs. Paluch (MSU) (6-1, 6-2) Stime (Gonzaga) def. Diamanti (EWU) (6-0, 6-1) Tsan (MSU) def. Montera (Seattle) (3-6, 6-2, 11-9) Bran (Montana) vs. Lopez (MSU) (6-3, 6-3) Musilovich (WSU) def. Mehndiratta (Gonzaga) (6-0, 6-0) Dodge (Gonzaga) def. Lozano (Idaho) (7-5, 1-6, 10-4) Irimescu (Idaho) vs. Cecil (Air Force) (retired) Third Round Simpson (Idaho) def. Ohno (Seattle) (6-1, 6-2) Zauere (Gonzaga) def. Smoke (Air Force) (5-7, 6-3, 10-2) Monreal (Air Force) def. Schwab (Seattle) (6-1, 6-1) Fournier (WSU) def. Kankaras (WSU) (6-3) Fourth Round Vasilieva (WSU) def. Davidson (Montana) (6-4, 6-0) Basil (BSU) def. Alexander (Montana) (6-2, 1-6, 10-3)
Gray Singles Semi-Finals Nicolas (WSU) def. Cassman (Air Force) (3-6, 6-2, 6-3) Ly (Idaho) def. Gomez (WSU) (6-3, 6-0) Championship Nicolas (WSU) def. Ly (Idaho) (6-3, 6-2)
Gray Singles Consolation Second Round Sunday Norena (EWU) def. Todd (PSU) (6-2, 6-2) Mackey (Montana) def. Gleason (PSU) (6-0, 6-0) Textor (Idaho) def. McClaran (PSU) (6-1, 6-2) Humphrey (Gonzaga) def. Silha (EWU) (6-2, 6-0) Siwa (Idaho) def. Lambert (Seattle) (6-2, 3-6, 19-17) Lozano (Idaho) def. Martin (Seattle) (6-2, 6-2) Coll (MSU) def. Kirch (Idaho) (7-6(4), 7-5) Jansen (WSU) def. Lucas (Seattle) (6-4, 2-6, 10-7) Third Round Crum (MSU) def. Verspieren (Gonzaga) (6-4, 6-3) Owens (WSU) def. Parker (Gonzaga) (6-1, 6-2) Gibson (Montana) def. Bjerken (Gonzaga) (6-5, 6-5) Tabb (Gonzaga) def. Vadali (PSU) (7-5, 1-6, 10-0) Fourth Round Voight (Air Force) def. Troedson (WSU) (6-0, 6-2) Hueffner (Air Force) def. Murray (Montana) (6-3, 6-0)