WSU Successful on Day Two of Cougar Classic
Sept. 25, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash.-- The WSU women's tennis team concluded the second day of play at the 2010 Cougar Classic with a doubles championship, and will send three players to the singles semifinals.
In the Crimson singles bracket, Ksenia Googe advanced to the semi finals with wins over Katrina Schwab of Seattle 6-4, 6-0, and Morgan Basil of Boise State 6-2, 6-1. Liudmila Vasilieva fell in the quarterfinals to Marlena Pietzuch of Boise State 6-2, 6-2. Earlier in the round of 16, Vasilieva defeated Ariel Ohno of Seattle University 6-1, 6-3. Vasilieva will play in the fourth round consolation on Sunday afternoon.
Andjela Kankaras fell in the round of 16 to Constance Alexander of Montana 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Elisabeth Fournier also fell in the round of 16 to Sonia Klamczyska of Boise State 6-4, 6-1. Kankaras and Fournier will face each other Sunday morning in a third round consolation match. In the second round consolation bracket, freshman Olga Musilovich beat Kelsey Knight from Eastern Washington to advance to the quarterfinals Sunday morning.
In the Gray singles bracket, Marina Nicolas advanced to the Sunday morning semifinals by first beating Gabrielle Verspieren of Gonzaga 6-0, 6-1 and then Megumi Voight of Air Force Academy 6-2, 6-2. Jessica Gomez will also advance to the semi finals with wins over Taurie Bjerken of Gonzaga 6-0, 6-0 and Anastasia Hueffner of Air Force 6-2, 6-2. Erin Troedson won in the round of 16 versus Madeline Parker of Gonzaga 6-3, 6-3 then fell in the quarterfinals to Sarah Cassman of Air Force 6-3, 6-5. Troedson will play in the fourth round consolation bracket Sunday at noon. Jackie Owens lost in the third round to Sarah Cassman from Air Force 6-2, 6-1 to go into third round consolation play. She will play Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Lea Jansen won her second round consolation match against Alix Silha of Eastern Washington 6-1, 6-0. Jansen will play in the consolation quarterfinals Sunday morning.
Earlier in the day, Kankaras and Googe won in doubles semifinal against Rika Mehndiratta and Prue Teitzel of Gonzaga 8-1, and beat Sonia Klamczyska and Marlena Pietzuch of Boise State 8-2 to win the Crimson doubles championship. Vasilieva and Fournier fell in their semifinal doubles match to Klamczyska and Pietruch.
In Gray doubles consolation, Gomez and Owens fell to Madeline Parker and Britta Stime of Gonzaga 8-2. Jansen and Troedson won their morning match against Ryann Warner and Alix Silha of Eastern Washington 8-2 before falling to Jennifer Coll and Paulina Lopez of Montana State University 8-5.
Final day action will begin Sunday Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.
2010 Cougar Classic Washington State University September 24-26 WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts
Crimson Singles Third Round Vasilieva (WSU) def. Ohno (Seattle) (6-1, 6-3) Pietzuch (BSU) def. Simpson (Idaho) (6-4, 7-5) Edwards (BSU) def. Zauere (Gonzaga) (6-1, 6-2) Davidson (Montana) def. Smoke (Air Force) (6-4, 4-6, 6-0) Basil (BSU) def. Monreal (Air Force) (6-1, 6-1) Googe (WSU) def. Schwab (Seattle) (6-4, 6-0) Alexander (Montana) def. Kankaras (WSU) (6-2, 2-6, 6-3) Klamczyska (BSU) def. Fournier (WSU) (6-4, 6-1) Fourth Round (all Saturday), 6-2) Pietzuch (BSU) vs. Vasilieva (WSU) (6-2, 6-2) Edwards (BSU) def. Davidson (Montana) (6-3, 6-4) Googe (WSU) def. Basil (BSU) (6-2, 6-1) Klamczyska (BSU) def. Alexander (Montana) (7-6, 6-0)
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