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    Pacific Women's Tennis:Strong Start Not Enough as Tigers Fall 4-3 on Road

    Feb 12, 2010
    The Pacific womens tennis team was unable to hold onto its early lead against Washington State as the Tigers fell, 4-3, Friday afternoon on the road. This marked the first of 10-matches Pacific will spend away, and its second straight loss.

     

    Junior Jenifer Widjaja (Sao Roque, Sao Paulo, Brazil) and senior Sasha Fisher (Southampton, Bermuda) continued their exceptional play at the No. 1 doubles position, topping Lea Jansen and Elisabeth Fournier 8-2 to open scoring. After the Tigers lost at the No. 2 position, freshman Christina Goehl (Karlsruhe, Germany) and Olga Gumenyuk (Hamberg, Germany) had the doubles point in their hands. The pair fended off Andjela Kankaras and Marina Nicolas in the tie-break to win 9-8 (8-6) and gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead heading into singles play.

     

    No. 60 Widjaja rebounded from a rough start at the No. 1 position to improve her singles record to 5-1 overall this spring after taking down Liudmila Vasileva in three sets (1-6, 6-4, 6-3). Pacific then suffered tough losses at the No. 2-4 positions to drop the match.


    Fisher earned her fourth singles win this season over Jansen at the No. 6 position (6-4, 6-4) to close the competition.

     

    Pacific will remain in Pullman, Wash. to face Idaho tomorrow, Feb. 13, with the match time set for 9 a.m. PST.

     

     

     

    WASHINGTON STATE WOMEN'S TENNIS

    Washington State 4, University of the Pacific 3

    February 12, 2010

    Simmelink Tennis Courts

     

    Doubles

    No. 1 Jenifer Widjaja/Sasha Fisher (Pacific) def. Lea Jansen/Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) 8-2

    No. 2 Liudmila Vasilieva/Ksenia Googe(WSU) def. Sarah Irvin/Julia Hansen (Pacific) 8-4

    No. 3 Christina Goehl/Olga Gumenyuk (Pacific) def. Andjela Kankaras/Marina Nicolas (WSU) 9-8 (8-6)

     

    Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

     

     

    Singles

    No. 1 Jenifer Widjaja (Pacific) def. Liudmila Vasileva (WSU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3

    No. 2 Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Christina Goehl (Pacific) 7-5, 6-0

    No. 3 Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Julia Hansen (Pacific) 6-2, 6-2

    No.4 Marina Nicolas (WSU) def. Olga Gumenyuk (Pacific) 6-4, 6-1

    No. 5 Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Sarah Irvin (Pacific) 6-1, 6-3

    No. 6 Sasha Fisher (Pacific) def. Lea Jansen (WSU) 6-4, 6-4

     

    Order of finish: 2, 4, 3, 1, 5, 6