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Cougars Return to Pac-12 Play at Oregon

Cougars Return to Pac-12 Play at Oregon

THIS WEEK: Washington State Tennis (10-5) returns to Pac-12 play as it heads to Eugene, Ore. to face the No. 66 Oregon Ducks. The match is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 31 at 11 a.m. from the Student Tennis Center.
SCOUTING OREGON: The Ducks enter Sunday’s match with a 9-8 overall record, 0-5 in Pac-12 play. Oregon has dropped its last three matches, most recently a 4-2 decision against Washington on Friday. The Ducks hold a 40-26 advantage in the all-time series.
FOLLOW LIVE AT OREGON: Live stats will be available for Sunday’s match at Eugene by clicking HERE.
LAST TIME OUT: The Cougars posted a 4-1 victory at Cal State Northridge last Friday, capturing the doubles point then winning three singles match to clinch the team win. Last Saturday’s match at Cal State Fullerton was canceled due to rain.
NEXT UP: Following this weekend’s match, the Cougars head to the desert to face Arizona State, Friday, April 5.

  • WSU is 3-2 in its last five meetings against Oregon
  • The Cougars are looking to stop a two-match skid against Oregon
  • Junior Elyse Tse holds an 11-3 singles record in dual matches, tops on the team
  • Tse and sophomore Eva Alvarez Sande are 11-3 in dual matches, all at No. 1 doubles

HOLLINGBERY RENOVATION: The Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse underwent a renovation in December of 2023. A new playing surface was installed along with branded backdrops around the four courts.
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: For the 2023-24 season the Cougars will have one new player accompanying the seven returners. The roster consists of seniors Fifa Kumhom and Hania Abouelsaad, juniors Maxine Murphy and Elyse Tse, along with sophomores Eva Alvarez Sande, Yura Nakagawa and Tiffany Phout. Freshman Martina Markov joins the Cougar lineup this season.
COACH RAQUEL ATAWO: Raquel Atawo is in her third season as head coach of the Cougars after being named to the position July 2, 2021. Atawo arrived in Pullman having spent the 2021 season as the assistant coach at Auburn and prior to that, spent 15 years on the WTA Tour, where she reached a No. 10 world ranking in doubles.
FOLLOW THE COUGARS: Keep up with Washington State tennis by following @WSUCougarTennis on Twitter, @wsucougartennis on Instagram, and Washington State Cougar Tennis on Facebook.

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