Jan. 28, 2011
PULLMAN, Wash.-- The Washington State University tennis team improved to 3-0 this season by defeating Eastern Washington University, 7-0, Friday morning at the Simmelink Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
The Cougars started off strong by sweeping the three doubles matches for the opening point. At No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva and Olga Musilovich defeated Nefeli Diamanti and Judy Liening, 8-3. At No. 2 Andjela Kankaras and Ksenia Googe had little trouble with Caitlin Bampton and Helon Ricks, 8-1, which was quickly followed by Lea Jansen and Elisabeth Fournier's 8-1 win over Chelsea Patton and Ryann Warner at No. 3.
In singles play, Googe quickly made it 2-0 Cougars as she defeated Patton, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. Vasilieva improved to 3-0 this season as she defeated Warner, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 before Musilovich clicnched the match for WSU with a 6-4, 6-0 victory at No. 4 over Ricks.
At No. 3, Kankaras rallied from 5-2 down in the first set to pull out a 7-5, 6-2 win over Liening and Jessica Gomez saw her first dual match play this season and responded with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Rocio Norena at No. 6. At No. 5, Marina Nicolas rallied from a set down to complete the Cougar sweep, 5-7, 7-5, 10-3 over Diamanti. The two played a tiebreaker for the third set as the match outcome was already decided.
The Cougars continue play this afternoon when they host Idaho at 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN'S TENNIS Washington State 7, Eastern Washington University 0 January 28, 2011 Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse Attendance: 37 DOUBLES: No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva/Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Nefeli Diamanti/Judy Liening (EWU) 8-3
No. 2 Andjela Kankaras/Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Caitlin Bampton/Helon Ricks (EWU) 8-1
No. 3 Lea Jansen/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Chelsea Patton/Ryann Warner (EWU) 8-1 Order of Finish: 2,3,1
No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Ryann Warner (EWU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 2 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Chelsea Patton (EWU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Judy Liening (EWU) 7-5, 6-2
No. 4 Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Helon Ricks (EWU) 6-4, 6-0
No. 5 Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Nefeli Diamanti (EWU) 5-7, 7-5, (10-3)
No. 6 Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Rocio Norena (EWU) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 2,1,4,3,6,5