NCAA Womens Tennis

Cougars Capture 4-3 Victory over Gonzaga

Cougars Capture 4-3 Victory over Gonzaga

Box Score PULLMAN, Wash. (January 22, 2023) – Washington State captured the first four singles matches in straight sets to secure a 4-3 victory over Gonzaga Sunday afternoon at the Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
With the win, the Cougars improve to 2-0 on the season and move to 24-1 all-time against Gonzaga. The Bulldogs fall to 2-1.
Gonzaga captured the opening doubles point following come-from-behind victories at No. 1 and 2. WSU struck first on Court 3 when Yura Nakagawa and Fifa Kumhom came away with a 6-4 win over Kianna Oda and Rose Hayes. At No. 2, WSU’s duo of Yang Lee and Elyse Tse held two match points up 5-4 but could not close out the win as Tiegan Aitken and Jenna Sloan rallied for a 7-5 win, pushing the deciding match to Court 1. There, Gonzaga’s pair of Cate Broerman and Adrianna Sosnowska saved two match points before escaping with a 7-6 victory over Maxine Murphy and Eva Alvarez Sande to secure the opening point.
In singles play, Tse quickly evened the match at 1-1 as she had little trouble in defeating Oda, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 4. Nakagawa gave WSU its first lead of the day as she posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over Sloan in her collegiate dual match debut.
At No. 2, Alvarez Sande rallied from 0-4 in the first set to defeat Sosnowska, 6-4, 7-6 (4), pushing the Cougar lead to 3-1. Kumhom followed that with a 6-2, 6-0- win over Aitken at No. 5, clinching the team victory for the Cougars.
In a match that lasted nearly three hours, Broerman outlasted Murphy at No. 1, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, while Hayes came away with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Mikhailova at No. 6.
WSU is next in action Friday when it travels east to face No. 9 Virginia in the first round of the 2023 ITA Kickoff Classic in Charlottesville, Va.

Washington State 4 def. Gonzaga 3

January 22 2023
Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Pullman, Wash.
No. 1 Cate Broerman/Adrianna Sosnowska (GU) def. Maxine Murphy/Eva Alvarez Sande (WSU) 7-6 (5)
No. 2 Tiegan Aitken/Jenna Sloan (GU) def. Yang Lee/Elyse Tse (WSU) 7-5
No. 3 Yura Nakagawa/Fifa Kumhom (WSU) def. Kianna Oda/Rose Hayes (GU) 6-4.
Order of Finish: 3,2,1
No. 1 #115 Cate Broerman (GU) def. Maxine Murphy (WSU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4)
No. 2 Eva Alvarez Sande (WSU) def. Adrianna Sosnowska (GU) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
No. 3 Yura Nakagawa (WSU) def. Jenna Sloan (GU)…

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