Jan. 12, 2012
HONOLULU - The Washington State University women's tennis team began play Thursday at the Rainbow Wahine Spring Invitational held at the University of Hawai'i.
In the round-robin tournament format, the Cougars faced Kansas in singles play and Hawai'i in doubles action.
In singles play against the Jayhawks four Cougars won their opening matches. Junior Liudmila Vasilieva defeated Monica Pezzotti in the top spot 6-2, 6-2 while senior Elisabeth Fournier beat Paulina Los 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2 singles.
At No. 3 junior Andjela Kankaras fell to Dylan Windom 6-4, 6-4 and Claire Dreyer defeated freshman Elizaveta Luzina 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4. Junior Ksenia Googe at No. 5 blacked Victoria Khanevskaya, 6-0, 6-0, while sophomore Olga Musilovich defeated Amy Barnthouse at No. 6, 6-0, 6-2.
In doubles play against Hawai'i, freshman Charlotte Koning and Kankaras defeated Aglae Van Den Bergh and Kelsey Daugio, 8-5, at No. 3. In the top doubles pairing, Katarina Polgakova and Jamie Pawid defeated Vasilieva and Luzina, 8-3 and Barbara Pinterova and Xenia Suworowa beat Fournier and Musilovich , 8-6, at No. 2.
Googe and freshman Anastasia Romantsova fell to Rebecca Faltusz and Martina Kostalova of Hawai'i, 8-5, at No. 4.
Play resumes at the Rainbow Wahine Spring Invitational tomorrow at 9 a.m., local time.
Rainbow Wahine Spring Invitational
January 12, 2012
Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Monica Pezzotti (Kansas), 6-2, 6-2
Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Paulina Los (Kansas), 6-0, 6-2
Dylan Windom (Kansas) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU), 6-4, 6-4
Claire Dreyer (Kansas) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU), 6-2, 6-2
Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Victoria Khanevskaya (Kansas), 6-0, 6-0
Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Amy Barnthouse (Kansas), 6-0, 6-2
Polgakova/Pawid (Hawai'i) def. Vasilieva/Luzina (WSU), 8-3
Pinterova/Suworowa (Hawai'i) def. Fournier/Musilovich (WSU), 8-6
Koning/Kankaras (WSU) def. Van Den Bergh/Daugio (Hawai'i), 8-5
Faltusz/Kostalova (Hawai'i) def. Googe/Romantsova (WSU), 8-5