April 6, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's tennis team swept Northern Arizona Friday in the Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The 7-0 win extends the Cougars winning-streak at home to seven. The last time the Cougars dropped a match at Simmelink Tennis Courts was against, at the time, No. 49 Sacramento State in February.
With the win, the No. 30 Cougars now improve to 16-5 while the Lumberjacks fall 10-8. The day began with doubles play where the Cougars captured the opening point by sweeping all three matches. Andjela Kankaras and Ksenia Googe won 8-5 at No. 1 over Ghizelene Doballah and Malia Wahinepio while Liudmila Vasilieva and Elizaveta Luzina defeated Hannah Stone and Johanna Vang 8-2 at No. 2. At No. 3, the duo of Elisabeth Fournier and Charlotte Koning cruised past Nicole Perez and Alice Pacaut 8-4.
In singles play, Kankaras increased WSU's lead to 2-0 as she defeated Vang 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4. Googe quickly followed as she posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Wahinepio at No. 3. At the top singles spot, No. 48 Vasilieva came out with a win posting a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Doballah. Vasilieva's win gives her the second most single season wins in school history.
No. 125 Fournier kept the pace going by defeating Stone 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-2). The last set was decided by a tiebreaker as the Cougars clinched the win. At No. 5 singles, Luzina defeated Perez 6-1, 6-1 on court four while Koning rolled past Pacaut posting a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6.
The Cougars resume Pac-12 play when they take on Oregon Friday, April 13 and Washington Sunday, April 15. Both matches are set to begin at 11 a.m. in the Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TENNIS
No. 30 Washington State 7 def. Northern Arizona 0
April 6, 2012
Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse
No. 1 Ksenia Googe / Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Ghizelene Doballah / Malia Wahinepio (NAU) 8-5
No. 2 Liudmila Vasilieva / Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Hannah Stone / Johanna Vang (NAU) 8-2
No. 3 Elisabeth Fournier / Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Nicole Perez / Alice Pacaut (NAU) 8-4
Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1
No. 1 No. 48 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Ghizelene Doballah (NAU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 No. 125 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Hannah Stone (NAU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-2)
No. 3 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Malia Wahinepio (NAU) 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Johanna Vang (NAU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Nicole Perez (NAU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Alice Pacaut (NAU) 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 4, 3, 1, 2, 5, 6