Feb. 11, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Washington State University women's tennis team saw its seven-match win streak come to an end following a 5-2 loss to Sacramento State, Saturday at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
The Hornets of Sacramento State jumped out to an early lead by earning victories at two of the doubles slots, grabbing the opening point. Liudmila Vasilieva and Elizaveta Luzina fell to Tatsiana Kapshai and Rebeca Delgado at the No. 1 slot, 8-2. At No. 3, Olga Musilovich and Charlotte Koning battled back and defeated Katherina Knoebl and Sophie Lohscheidt. The Cougars had a break at 6-5 to go 7-5 and finally took home the win at 8-6.
In singles action, Washington State's two ranked players took home wins. At the No. 2 slot, Vasilieva picked up the first victory for the Cougars defeating Baca 6-3, 6-1. Earning the second victory for the Cougars was Luzina when she defeated Knoble 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5.
Fournier gave a huge effort but lost 5-7, 3-6 to Kapshai to give Sacramento State the lead at 2-1. At No. 4 singles, Kankaras fell to Lohscheidt in three sets after battling back from the first set 2-6, 7-5, 4-6. It also took three sets for Rebeca Delgado to defeated Googe 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 and at No. 3. Maria Meliuk closed out a 6-2, 6-2 win at sixth singles over Musilovich, securing Sacramento State a win.
Up next the Cougars will travel to Lincoln, Neb. to take on Nebraska and Miami (Ohio) Feb. 17-18.
Washington State Women's Tennis
No. 49 Sacramento State 5
Washington State 2
February 11, 2012
Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Tatsiana Kapshai (Sac St.) def. Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 7-5, 6-3
No. 101 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Clarisse Baca (Sac St.) 6-3, 6-1
Rebeca Delgado (Sac St.) def. Ksenia Googe (WSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Sophie Lohscheidt (Sac St.) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
No. 123 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Katherina Knoebl (Sac St.) 6-1, 6-0
Maria Meliuk (Sac St.) def. Olga Musilovich (WSU) 6-2, 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 1, 4, 3, 5, 6
Tatsiana Kapshai / Rebeca Delgado (Sac St.) def. Liudmila Vasilieva / Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) 8-2
Maria Meliuk / Clarisse Baca (Sac St.) def. Elisabeth Fournier / Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 8-6
Olga Musilovich / Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Katherina Knoebl / Sophie Lohscheidt (Sac St.) 8-5
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2