Washington State Cougars Host Boise State Saturday
Feb. 28, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. -
THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women's tennis team hosts Boise State Saturday at 11 a.m. at the WSU Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
ABOUT BOISE STATE: The Broncos come into Pullman with a 5-2 record. Boise State started the year strong, winning their first five matches. Boise State fell to BYU and No. 41 Utah in their last two outings. Boise State finished the 2011-12 season with a final record of 8-12.
LAST TIME OUT: The Cougars easily cruised past Portland, 7-0. However, the Cougars had their difficulties along the way. Two of the six matches were pushed to a third set tiebreak. Ksenia Googe was challenged in her match at No. 2. After two sets of back and forth action, the match was forced to go into a third set tiebreak. Although Googe had dropped the second set, she rallied back to take the third set, defeating Sabine Fuchs 7-6(7-4), 6-7(7-3), 1-0 (10-5). Dajana Ognjenovic was tested in her match at No. 6. After relinquishing the first set, Ognjenovic was against the wall, going into a 6-6 tiebreak in the second set. Ognjenovic did not shy away, taking the second set 7-6 (14-12). She carried this momentum into the third tiebreak set, defeating Tori Troesch 4-6, 7-6(14-12), 1-0 (11-9).
PAC-12 PLAY COMING SOON: The Cougars will open Pac-12 play March 8 when they travel down to California. They will face No. 3 California on Friday and then turn around and play No. 13 Stanford on Saturday. Along with these two schools, the Pac-12 currently has nine teams ranked in the top 50 according to ITA.
WSU RANKED No. 40: In the most recent poll, the WSU women's tennis team garnered the No. 40 ITA national ranking. This comes after defeating Portland, 7-0, in their last outing. WSU is currently 9-2 on the season with their only losses coming against No. 20 Purdue and No. 44 Arkansas.
COACH HART: Lisa Hart enters her 10th season as the head coach of Washington State. Hart has accumulated 118 wins over her tenure, recording a 19-7 record along with a trip to the NCAA Championships in the 2011-12 season. Hart was awarded the PAC-12 Conference Women's Tennis Coach of the year award for the 2011-12 season.
CLIMBING THE CAREER CHARTS: Senior Liudmila Vasilieva is currently ranked No. 2 on WSU's career singles wins list with 102. Vasilieva needs seven wins to surpass Elisabeth Fournier to become WSU's singles wins list leader. Senior Ksenia Googe is currently tied with Erica Perkins at No. 4 on the all-time wins list with 87 and senior Andjela Kankaras commands the No. 6 spot with 82 wins.
PARKING AT HOLLINGBERY: Fans coming to Cougar Tennis matches this season can park in the Yellow 1 parking lot located directly south of Beasley Coliseum. There will not be any charge for parking on weekends, and daily passes can be purchased for weekday contests. Another option for tennis fans to park would be the Library Garage. The garage costs $3 for the entire day to park on either a Saturday or Sunday.
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