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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/02/2011
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April 2, 2011

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State women's tennis team lost to No. 14 USC today. The Cougars now move to 10-9 on the season and 0-7 in Pacific-10 Conference play.

USC clinched the first point of the match by sweeping all three doubles matches. In the No. 1 match Liudmila Vasilieva and Ksenia Googe fell to 5th-ranked Maria Sanchez and Kaitlyn Christian 8-2. Andjela Kankaras and Olga Musilovich lost to Danielle Lao and Lyndsay Kinstler at No. 2 doubles. In the No. 3 match Elisabeth Fournier and Lea Jansen faced Cristala Andrews and Alison Ramos, losing 8-3.

In singles competition, Vasilieva battled top-ranked Sanchez in the No. 1 spot, losing 5-7, 6-3, (11-13). Fournier fell to No. 26 Lao 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. In the No. 3 match Ksenia Googe lost to No. 104 Kaitlyn Christian 6-1, 6-3. Kankaras fell in the No. 4 match to Ramos 6-2, 6-1. Musilovich battled to the third set with Andrews but fell 0-6, 6-3, (10-6).

Jessica Gomez had the lone Cougar victory at No. 6 singles over Jayley Miller 6-4, 6-1.

The Cougars take on Portland State tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The match is the last home match of the 2011 season for WSU. Seniors Jessica Gomez and Marina Nicolas will be honored prior to the match.

WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN'S TENNIS
No. 14 USC 6, Washington State 1
April 1, 2011
Pullman, Wash.
Attendance: 87

Doubles competition: 1. No. 5 Sanchez/Christian (USC) def. Googe/Vasilieva (WSU) 8-2 2. Lao/Kinstler (USC) def. Kankaras/Musilovich (WSU) 8-4 3. Andrews/Ramos (USC) def. Jansen/Fournier (WSU) 8-3 Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

Singles competition: 1. No. 1 Maria Sanchez (USC) def. Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) 7-5, 6-3, (13-11) 2. No. 26 Danielle Lao (USC) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 6-0, 6-0 3. No. 104 Kaitlyn Christian (USC) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 6-1, 6-3 4. Alison Ramos (USC) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-2, 6-1 5. Cristala Andrews (USC) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) 0-6, 6-3, (10-6) 6. Jessica Gomez (WSU) def. Jayley Miller 6-4, 6-1 Order of Finish: 4, 2, 3, 1, 6, 5

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