Cougars Post 5-2 Win over Boise State
March 2, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. -
Washington State captured five of six singles matches en route to a 5-2 victory over Boise State Saturday afternoon at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the win, the Cougars improve to 10-2 on the season, the best start to a season since 1986 when the team started 10-1.
The day began with doubles action where at No. 2, the WSU pairing of Ksenia Googe and Olga Musilovich fell to Sandy Vo and Morgan Basil 8-3. At No. 1, Liudmila Vasilieva and Elizaveta Luzina drew the Cougars even as they defeated Marlena Pietzuch and Manuela Pietzuch, 8-6.
With the doubles score even at 1-1, the No. 3 match decided the doubles point. Down 6-4, Andjela Kankaras and Charlotte Koning fought back to bring the score 7-6 in favor of Boise State. The Cougars could not overcome the deficit though, falling 8-6 to Teal Vosburgh and Megan LaLone.
In singles action, the Cougars came out quickly after relinquishing the doubles point. Luzina struck first at No. 4, defeating Basil 6-0, 6-3. Koning won in similar fashion at No. 6, breezing by Sammie Watson with a 6-3, 6-1 victory to give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.
At No. 5, Musilovich was down 4-2 in the first set, but overcame the deficit and took the set 6-4. The Cougar junior carried that momentum through the second set, defeating LaLone 6-4, 6-3 to give WSU a 3-1 lead. Musilovich extended her dual match win streak to 11 with the win. Vasilieva ensured victory for the Cougars at No. 1 after being pushed to the limit. After dropping the first set, Vasilieva answered back by defeating Vo 6-7 (7-9), 6-3, 6-2.
At No. 3, Kankaras fell to Teal Vosburgh 6-4, 4-6, 4-6 while Googe finished off play for the Cougars at No. 2. Down 4-1 early, Googe came back to take the first set 6-4. After dropping the second set, the senior fought back and won the match, defeating Marlena Pietzuch 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. With the win Googe moved into sole position of fourth place on WSU's all-time wins list with 88.
The Cougars are next in action March 8 when they open Pac-12 Conference play at the California Bears in Berkeley. It will be the start of a four-game road trip for Washington State.
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