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Release: 01/28/2012
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Jan. 28, 2012

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University women's tennis team improved to 6-0 this season by defeating Montana State and Montana Saturday at the Simmelink Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

The Cougars started off strong by sweeping the three doubles matches for the opening point against Montana State. At No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva and Elizaveta Luzina defeated Charlotta Hjalmarsson and Wena Tsan 8-2. At No. 3 Olga Musilovich and Charlotte Koning defeated Paulina Lopez Trevino and Andrea De La Torre 8-1, which was quickly followed by Elisabeth Fournier and Andjela Kankaras 8-1 win over Paulina Lopez Trevino and Andrea De La Torre at No. 2.

In the top singles match, Fournier quickly made it 2-0 as she defeated Hjalmarsson 6-2, 6-0 and Vasilieva grabbed a win over Lopez Trevino 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2. At No. 3, Ksenia Googe booked a 6-1, 6-0 win over Ellie Crum and Kankaras defeated Wena Tsan 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4.

At No. 5 Luzina made it 6-0 for the Cougars with her win over De La Torre in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. In the final singles match against Montana State Koning defeated Liana Bates 6-0, 6-3.

In afternoon play, the Cougars faced the Grizzlies of Montana. In doubles play, at No. 1 Vasilieva and Luzina defeated Heather Davidson and Laurence Pelchat 8-1 and at No 2. Fournier and Kankaras beat Sasha Carter and Maddy Murray 8-3. Koning and Musilovich defeated Ashley Makey and Precious Gbadamosi 8-5 to give the Cougars the first point of the match.

In singles action, the Cougars posted wins at all six positions. Fournier won the No. 1 match over Davidson 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2 Vasilieva beat Carter 6-4, 6-4 and Googe defeated Pelchat 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3. Kankaras beat Mackey in three well-fought sets 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4 and Luzina beat Gbadamosi 6-3, 6-1 at No. 5.

In the final match of the day, Musilovich defeated Murray to secure the win for the Cougars. The pair went to a tiebreaker set before Musilovich was awarded victory at 2-6, 7-5 (10-6).

The Cougars will be back in action at home Friday, Feb. 3 when they host Eastern Washington at 9:30 a.m. at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Washington State 7 def. Montana State 0
January 28, 2012
Simmelink Tennis Courts
Attendance: 104

SINGLES
No. 1 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Charlotta Hjalmarsson (MSU) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 No. 101 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Paulina Lopez Trevino (MSU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 3 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Ellie Crum (MSU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Wena Tsan (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 No. 123 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Andrea De La Torre (MSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Liana Bates (MSU) 6-0, 6-3
Order of Finish: 1,2,3,4,5,6

DOUBLES
No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva / Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def/ Charlotta Hjalmarsson / Wena Tsan (MSU) 8-2
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier / Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Paulina Lopez Trevino / Andrea De La Torre (MSU) 8-1
No. 3 Olga Musilovich / Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Ellie Crum / Gabi Villegas (MSU) 8-3
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Washington State 7 def. Montana 0
January 28, 2012
Simmelink Tennis Courts
Attendance: 104

SINGLES
No. 1 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Heather Davidson (UM) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 No. 101 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Sasha Carter (UM) 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Laurence Pelchat (UM) 6-2, 6-0
No. 4 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Ashley Mackey (UM) 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
No. 5 No. 123 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Precious Gbadamosi (UM) 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Maddy Murray (UM) 2-6, 7-5 (10-6)
Order of Finish: 3,1,2,4,5,6

DOUBLES
No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva / Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Heather Davidson/ Laurence Pelchat (UM) 8-1
No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier / Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Sasha Carter/ Maddy Murray (UM) 8-3
No. 3 Charlotte Koning / Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Ashley Mackey/ Precious Gbadamosi (UM) 8-5
Order of Finish: 2,1,3

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