Feb. 16, 2011
This Week: The Washington State University women's tennis team hosts No. 44 Boise State Saturday Feb. 19 at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The match will begin at 11 a.m.
About the Broncos: Last week the then-No. 38 Boise State women's tennis team suffered an upset loss at No. 47 Utah 5-2. The Broncos have previously beaten Utah State and No. 73 BYU. The Broncos come to Pullman with a 4-1 record.
Cougars Enter National Ranks: For the second straight week the Washington State women's tennis team is nationally ranked. This week the Cougars are No. 74, dropping two spots from last week.
Fournier Ranked at No. 125: This week junior Elisabeth Fournier enters the ITA singles rankings at No. 125. Fournier also received a fall preseason rank at No 43, as well as finishing the 2010 dual-match season with a final rank of No. 65.
Last Week: The Cougars swept their weekend matches versus Santa Clara and Kansas, both by scores of 4-3. Senior captain Jessica Gomez's first dual match singles win of the season clinched the victory over Santa Clara. Against Kansas, after earning the doubles point, WSU won the No. 1, 2, and 3 singles matches for the win. The Cougars improved their season record of 8-1.
Coach Hart: Washington State's Lisa Hart is entering into her eighth season as head coach. Hart's overall record at WSU is 86-94.
Fall Season Success: Junior Elisabeth Fournier reached the quarterfinal round of the ITA Northwest Regional hosted by Stanford. Senior Marina Nicolas won the Crimson Singles bracket at the Cougar Classic hosted in Pullman, and Ksenia Googe finished second in the Gray Singles bracket. Andjela Kankaras and Ksenia Googe also brought home the Crimson Doubles championship. Nine players finished the fall with a winning record.
Underclassmen Success: Entering into the 2011 season, WSU boasts six of nine players as underclassmen, with five of them being in the top six.
Next Up: The Cougars take their second road trip of the season with three straight matches. Thursday, Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. WSU takes on No. 50 Sacramento State. Friday Feb. 25 marks the start of Pacific-10 conference play with a match at California beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Cougars then travel to face No. 1 Stanford Saturday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.