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Cougars Record Near Perfect Day At Cougar Classic
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Release: 09/19/2003
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Sept. 19, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State tennis team looked strong during the first day of competition in the 12th annual Cougar Classic Tournament.

Five Cougars advanced to the championship round in singles, while all four doubles teams advanced to the semifinals.

"I was impressed with everyone's fight today," WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart. "We battled back to win some matches in both singles and doubles."

Playing in the No. 1 singles bracket No. 78 Orsolya Sallai advanced to the semifinal round before losing to Boise State's Jemima Hayward, 6-2, 6-1. Sallai will play Idaho's Sunel Nieuwoudt Saturday at 9 a.m. for third place.

Freshman Amy Toth had an impressive first collegiate outing. In the No. 1 singles bracket Toth will play Hayward for the championship, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Toth defeated Montana State's Vera Vasileva in straight sets 6-0, 6-3 and Nieuwoudt 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

"I am very proud of Amy's effort," Hart said. "She got away from her game in the second set, then got hit in the eye at 5-3 in the third set. She lost that game, but overcame all of the adversity to win."

In the No. 2 singles bracket Cougar senior Lorena Arias and junior Nora Gaal both advanced to the championship and will play each other for the title Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Arias defeated Jennifer Hancock of Wyoming and Erin Polowski of Boise State, in straight sets. Gaal also secured her two victories in straight sets over Lindsey Torgerson of Montana and Kareen Konishi of Idaho, respectively.

Cougar junior Chris Martinez also advanced to the championship in the No. 3 singles bracket. She defeated Montana State's Katy Clarke 6-0, 6-1 and Wyoming's Yuliani Santi 6-1, 6-1. Martinez is set to face Alyssa Ayling of Boise State Saturday for the title at 10:30 a.m.

Competing in the No. 4 singles bracket Cougar senior Zorana Roganovic advanced to the championship round after defeating Ivette Duran of Montana State, 6-1, 6-0 and Efrat Leopold of Idaho, 6-2, 6-2. Roganovic will play Megan Biorkman of BSU in the title match Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Junior Zsofia Fodor posted a pair of straight set victories to advance to the No. 5 singles championship. She knocked off Gonzaga's Katie Sanders 6-1, 7-5 and Montana's Malena Rosen 6-1, 6-2. Fodor will face Jelena Koprivica of Boise State Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Freshman Nelly Dvornicka advanced to the semifinals in the No. 6 singles bracket after defeating Hannah Tenney of Gonzaga in straight sets 6-0, 6-1. Dvornicka will play Tara Fielding of Idaho Saturday at 9 a.m.

In doubles action No. 40 Arias/Martinez advanced to the semifinals in the No. 1 bracket after defeating Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates of Gonzaga, 8-4. The tandem will face Boise State's Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling in the semifinals Saturday at 1 p.m.

In the other No. 1 doubles semifinal, WSU's Toth/Sallai will face Boise State's Erin Polowski/Hayward at 1 p.m. The Cougar pair advanced with an 8-5 victory over Jennifer Hancock/Santi of Wyoming 8-5.

In No. 2 doubles competition Fodor/Gaal defeated Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett of Montana State, 8-0 to advance to the semifinal match where they will face Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding of Idaho Saturday at 1 p.m.

Roganovic/Dvornicka also captured a victory to advance to the semifinal round. The duo defeated Andrea House/Megan Williams of Wyoming, 8-4 and will face Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica of Boise State Saturday at 1 p.m.

2003 Cougar Classic Day One Results
#1 Singles
First Round
Jemima Hayward (BSU) def. Jaime Buterbaugh (Gonzaga), 6-2, 7-5
Orsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Michaela Zima (Montana), 6-3, 6-1
Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho) def. Patricia Chien (Wyoming), 6-3, 6-1
Amy Toth (WSU) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 6-0, 6-3

Semifinals Jemima Hayward (BSU) def. Orsolya Sallai (WSU), 6-2, 6-1 Amy Toth (WSU) def. Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho), 6-3, 2-6, 6-4

Championship Jemima Hayward (BSU) vs. Amy Toth (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third Place Orsolya Sallai (WSU) vs. Sunel Nieuwoudt (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation Round Jamie Buterbaugh (Gonzaga) def. Michaela Zima (Montana), 6-0, 6-1 Patricia Chien (Wyoming) def. Vera Vasileva (MSU), 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 (4)

Fifth Place Jame Buterbaugh (Gonzaga) vs. Patricia Chien(Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh Place Michaela Zima (Montana) vs.Vera Vasileva (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

#2 Singles First Round Erin Polowski (BSU) def. Laurel Brown (MSU), 6-0, 6-0 Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Jennifer Hancock (Wyoming), 6-2, 6-4 Nora Gaal (WSU) def. Lindsey Torgerson (Montana), 6-0, 6-4 Kareen Konishi (Idaho) def. Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-1

Semifinals Lorena Arias (WSU) def. Erin Polowski (BSU), 6-3, 6-3 Noral Gaal (WSU) def. Kareen Konishi (Idaho), 6-0, 6-1

Championship Lorena Arias (WSU) vs. Nora Gaal (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third Place Kareen Konishi (Idaho) vs. Erin Polowski (BSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation Round Jennifer Hancock (Wyoming) def. Laurel Brown (MSU), 6-1, 6-3 Kendall Bates (Gonzaga) def. Lindsey Torgerson (Montana), 6-2, 6-1

Fifth Place Jennifer Hancock (Wyoming) vs. Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh Place Laurel Brown (MSU) vs. Lindsey Torgerson (Montana), Saturday 9 a.m.

#3 Singles First Round Alyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Karolina Rowiniski (Wyoming), 6-0, 6-1 Annabelle Janairo (Montana) def. Leigh Orne (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-1 Yuliani Santi (Wyoming) def. Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho), 7-5, 7-6 (8) Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Katy Clarke (MSU), 6-0, 6-1

Semifinals Alyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Annabelle Janairo (Montana), 6-1, 6-0 Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Yuliani Santi (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-1

Championship Alyssa Ayling (BSU) vs. Chris Martinez (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third Place Annabelle Janairo (Montana) vs. Yuliani Santi (Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation Round Karolina Rowiniski (Wyoming) def. Leigh Orne (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-3 Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho) def. Katy Clarke (MSU), 6-2, 6-2

Fifth Place Winner Karolina Rowiniski (Wyoming) vs. Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh Place Leigh Orne (Gonzaga) vs. Katy Clarke (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

#4 Singles First Round Megan Biorkman (BSU) def. Sirrah Williams (Gonzaga), 6-1, 6-1 Amy Senko (Wyoming) def. Colby Fannin (Montana), 7-6 (3), 6-0 Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Ivette Duran (MSU), 6-1, 6-0 Efrat Leopold (Idaho) def. Megan Williams (Wyoming), 6-3, 6-4

Semifinals Megan Biorkman (BSU) def. Amy Senko (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-2 Zorana Roganovic (WSU) def. Efrat Leopold (Idaho), 6-2, 6-2

Championship Megan Biorkman (BSU) vs., Zorana Roganovic (WSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third Place Amy Senko (Wyoming) vs. Efrat Leopold (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

Consolation Round Sirrah Williams (Gonzaga) def. Colby Fannin (Montana), 6-2, 6-3 Ivette Duran (MSU) def. Megan Williams (Wyoming), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2

Fifth Place Sirrah Williams (Gonzaga) vs. Ivette Duran (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

Seventh Place Colby Fannin (Montana) vs. Megan Williams (Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m.

#5 Singles First Round Zsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Katie Sanders (Gonzaga), 6-1, 7-5 Malena Rosen (Montana) def. Remy Clark (MSU), 7-6, 0-6, 6-2 Patricia Ruman (Idaho) BYE Jelena Koprivica (BSU) def. Andrea House (Wyoming), 6-1, 6-2

Semifinals Zsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Malena Rosen (Montana), 6-1, 6-2 Jelena Koprivica (BSU) def. Patricia Ruman (Idaho), 6-3, 6-2

Championship Zsofia Fodor (WSU) vs. Jelena Koprivica (BSU), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Third Place Malena Rosen (Montana) vs. Patricia Ruman (Idaho), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Consolation Round Katie Sanders (Gonzaga) def. Remy Clark (MSU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 Andrea House (Wyoming) BYE

Fifth Place Katie Sanders (Gonzaga) vs. Andrea House (Wyoming), Saturday 10:30 a.m.

Seventh Place Remy Clark (MSU)

#6 Singles First Round Anna Curtolo (BSU) BYE Anna Hockett (MSU) BYE Gwen Moser (Wyoming) def. Connie Head (Gonzaga), 6-1, 7-6 (2) Haley McDonald (Montana) BYE Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) BYE Hannah Tenney (Gonzaga) def. Laura Richert (MSU), 6-2, 6-1 Bonny Bower (Montana) BYE Tara Fielding (Idaho) BYE

Second Round Anna Curtolo (BSU) def. Anna Hockett (MSU), 6-1, 6-2 Gwen Moser (Wyoming) def. Haley McDonald (Montana), 6-2, 6-2 Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Hannah Tenney (Gonzaga), 6-0, 6-1 Tara Fielding (Idaho) def. Bonny Bower (Montana), 6-1, 6-4

Semifinals Anna Curtolo (BSU) vs. Gwen Moser (Wyoming), Saturday 9 a.m. Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) vs. Tara Fielding (Idaho), Saturday 9 a.m.

Championship Curtolo/Moser Winner vs. Dvornicka/Fielding Winner, Saturday, Noon

Third Place Curtolo/Moser Loser vs. Dvornicka/Fielding Loser, Saturday, Noon

Consolation Round Connie Head (Gonzaga) BYE Anna Hockett (MSU) def. Bonny Bower (Montana), 6-3, 6-1 Haley McDonald (Montana) def. Hannah Tenney (Gonzaga), 7-6, 6-2 Laura Richert (MSU) BYE Connie Head (Gonzaga) vs. Anna Hockett (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m. Haley McDonald (Montana) vs. Laura Richert (MSU), Saturday 9 a.m.

Fifth Place Head/Hockett winner vs. McDonald/Richert winner, Saturday noon

Seventh Placed Head/Hockett loser vs. McDonald/Richert loser, Saturday noon

Ninth Place Bonny Bower (Montana) vs. Hannah Tinney (Gonzaga), Saturday noon

#1 Doubles First Round Lorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) BYE Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates (Gonzaga) def. Lindsey Torgerson/Colby Fannin (Montana),8-1 Megan Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Patricia Chien/Karolina Rowinski (Wyoming), 8-1 Sunel Nieuwoudt/Efrat Leopold (Idaho) BYE Amy Toth/Orsolya Sallai (WSU) BYE Jennifer Hancock/Yuliani Santi (Wyoming) def. Laurel Brown/Remy Clark (MSU), 8-2 Kareen Konishi/Mariel Tinnirello (Idaho) def. Michaela Zima/Annabelle Janairo (Montana), 8-4 Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward (BSU) BYE

2nd Round Lorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) def. Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates (Gonzaga), 8-4 Megan Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling (BSU) def. Sunel Nieuwoudt/Efrat Leopold (Idaho), 8-3 Amy Toth/Orsolya Sallai (WSU) def. Jennifer Hancock/Yuliani Santi (Wyoming), 8-5 Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward (BSU) def. Kareen Konishi/Mariel Tinnerello (Idaho), 8-3

Semifinals Lorena Arias/Chris Martinez (WSU) vs. Megan Biorkman/Alyssa Ayling (BSU), Saturday 1 p.m. Amy Toth/Orsolya Sallai (WSU) vs. Erin Polowski/Jemima Hayward (BSU), Saturday 1 p.m.

Championship Arias/Martinez (WSU)-Biorkman/Ayling (BSU) Winner vs. Toth/Sallai (WSU)-Polowski/Hayward (BSU) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m.

Third Place Arias/Martinez (WSU)-Biorkman/Ayling (BSU) Loser vs. Toth/Sallai (WSU)-Polowski/Hayward (BSU) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

Consolation Round Patricia Chien/Karolina Rowinksi (Wyoming) def. Lindsey Torgerson/Colby Fannin (Montana), 8-2 Michaela Zima/Annabelle Janairo (Montana) def. Laurel Brown/Remy Clark (MSU), 8-5 Patricia Chien/Karolina Rowinski (Wyoming) vs. Michaela Zima/Annabelle Janairo (Montana), Saturday 1 p.m. Lindsey Torgerson/Colby Fannin (Montana) vs. Laurel Brown/Remy Clark (MSU), Saturday 1 p.m. Jamie Buterbaugh/Kendall Bates (Gonzaga) vs. Sunel Nieuwoudt/Efrat Leopold (Idaho), Saturday 1 p.m. Jennifer Hancock/Yuliani Sanit (Wyoming) vs. Kareen Konishi/Mariel Tinnerello (Idaho), Saturday 1 p.m. Buterbaugh/Bates (Gonzaga)-Nieuwoudt/Leopold (Idaho) Winner vs. Hancock/Santi (Wyoming)-Konishi/Tinnerello (Idaho) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m. Buterbaugh/Bates (Gonzaga)-Nieuwoudt/Leopold (Idaho) Loser vs. Hancock/Santi (Wyoming)-Konishi/Tinnerello (Idaho) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

#2 Doubles First Round Nora Gaal/Zsofia Fodor (WSU) BYE Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett (MSU) def. Leigh Orne/Katie Sanders (Gonzaga), 8-4 Gwen Moser/Amy Senko (Wyoming) def. Haley McDonald/Malena Rosen (Montana), 8-3 Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding (Idaho) BYE Andrea House/Megan Williams (Wyoming) BYE Zorana Roganovic/Nelly Dvornicka (WSU) def. Vera Vasileva/Katy Clarke (MSU), 8-4 Sirrah Williams/Connie Head (Gonzaga) def. Bonny Bower (Montana)/Laura Richert (MSU), 8-2 Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica (BSU) BYE

2nd Round Nora Gaal/Zsofia Fodor (WSU) def. Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett (MSU), 8-0 Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding (Idaho) def. Gwen Moser/Amy Senko (Wyoming), 8-4 Zorana Roganovic/NellyDvornicka (WSU) def. Andrea House/Megan Williams (Wyoming), 8-4 Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica (BSU) def. Sirrah Williams/Connie Head (Gonzaga), 8-3

Semifinals Nora Gaal/Zsofia Fodor (WSU) vs. Patricia Ruman/Tara Fielding (Idaho), Saturday 1 p.m. Zorana Roganovic/Nelly Dvornicka(WSU) vs. Anna Curtolo/Jelena Koprivica (BSU), Saturday 1 p.m.

Championship Gaal/Fodor (WSU)-Ruman/Fielding (Idaho) Winner vs. Roganovic/Dvornicka (WSU)-Curtolo/Koprivica (BSU) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m.

Third Place Gaal/Fodor (WSU)-Ruman/Fielding (Idaho) Loser vs. Roganovic/Dvornicka (WSU)-Curtolo/Koprivica (BSU) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

Consolation Round Leigh Orne/Katie Sanders (Gonzaga) def. Haley McDonald/Malena Rosen (Montana), 8-6 Vera Vasileva/Katy Clarke (MSU) def. Bonny Bower (Montana)/Laura Richert (MSU), 8-3 Leigh Orne/Katie Sanders (Gonzaga) vs. Vera Vasileva/Katy Clarke (MSU), Saturday 1 p.m. Haley McDonald/Malena Rosen (Montana) vs. Bonny Bower (Montana)/Laura Richert (MSU), Saturday 1 p.m.

Ivette Duran/Anna Hockett (MSU) vs. Gwen Moser/Amy Senko (Wyoming), Saturday 1 p.m. Andrea House/Megan Williams (Wyoming) vs. Sirrah Williams/Connie Head (Gonzaga), Saturday 1 p.m. Duran/Hockett (MSU)-Moser/Senko (Wyoming) Winner vs. House/Williams (Wyoming)-Williams/Head (Gonzaga) Winner, Saturday 2 p.m. Duran/Hockett (MSU)-Moser/Senko (Wyoming) Loser vs. House/Williams (Wyoming)-Williams/Head (Gonzaga) Loser, Saturday 2 p.m.

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