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