Feb. 18, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. - Washington State University junior Liudmila Vasilieva extended her win streak to 15 as the Cougars defeated Miami (Ohio), 5-2, Saturday morning at the Nebraska Tennis Center.
For the first time in the past three matches, the Cougars (8-2) captured the opening doubles point, sweeping all three matches. Vasilieva and Andjela Kankaras cruised to an 8-2 win over Stephanie Danesis and Nimisha Mohan at No. 1. Elisabeth Fournier and Charlotte Koning defeated Riekie Honiball and Christiana Raymond, 8-4, at No. 2 while Elizaveta Luzina and Olga Musilovich closed out doubles with an 8-7 (7-2) win over Jessica Parr and Christine Guerrazzi at No. 3.
In singles play Vasilieva had little trouble with Honiball at No. 1 singles, posting a 6-0, 6-1 victory. The win was Vasilieva's 15th straight and improved her season record to 23-1, the second-best start to a season in school history. Miami cut the lead to 2-1 when Danesis recorded a 6-4, 6-2 win over Kankaras at No. 3.
Junior Ksenia Googe gave the Cougars a 3-1 lead when she defeated Alix Thurman, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5 while Koning clinched the team victory with a 6-2, 1-6, 7-5 win over Guerrazzi at No. 6.
Fourier improved her dual-match record to 9-1 this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Mohan at No. 2. At No. 4 Luzina saw her win streak snapped at 10 as she dropped a 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 decision against Raymond.
The Cougars return home to host Brigham Young University Friday at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. Match time is set for noon.
WASHINGTON STATE TENNIS
Washington State 5 def. Miami (Ohio) 2
February 18, 2012
Nebraska Tennis Center
No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva/Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Stephanie Danesis/Nimisha Mohan (Miami), 8-2
No. 2 Charlotte Koning/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Riekie Honiball/Christiana Raymond (Miami) 8-4
No. 3 Olga Musilovich/Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Jessica Parr/Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) 8-7
Order of Finish: 1,2,3
No. 1 Liudmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Riekie Honiball (Miami) 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 No. 115 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Nimisha Mohan (Miami) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
No. 3 Stephanie Danesis (Miami) def. Andjela Kankaras (WSU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Christiana Raymond (Miami) def. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) 7-5, 1-6, 7-5
No. 5 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Alix Thurman (Miami) 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 Charlotte Koning (WSU) def. Christine Guerrazzi (Miami) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
Order of Finish: 1,3,5,6,2,4