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Women's Tennis Warming Up At WSU Cougar Classic

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 09/15/2012
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PULLMAN, Wash. - Day one is in the books at the WSU Cougar Classic for the Gonzaga University women's tennis team and fourth-year head coach D.J. Gurule is optimistic with what he saw.

"I was really pleased with the play of some of the veterans today," Gurule said. "Prue Teitzel and Katie Edwards played solid strategies in their singles matches. We definitely did not play our best tennis today, but I was pleased with how we competed as a team."

The Bulldogs won eight of their 19 singles matches and one of their six doubles matches.

Teitzel was the lone Zag to win her opening-round match in flight one, 7-5, 6-4 over Eastern Washington University's Parapunova. Freshman Isabell Klingert, Edwards and freshman Franziska Koehler lost in the opening round but all rebounded and won in the consolation round.

Klingert took her match 6-4, 6-2 beating Eastern Washington's Uriarte, Edwards rolled to a 6-3,6-2 victory over Montana State University's Miarlmarsson and Koehler battled in a 6-0,6-3 win over the University of Montana's Pelchat.

In flight two, freshman Samantha Polayes made her collegiate debut and won her opening match 6-2, 6-0 over Eastern Washington's Werner. She went to three sets in her secondsround match and came up just short, losing 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 to the University of Idaho's Sanz.

Also making her colligate debut was freshman Melanie Yates who won both of her matches. Yates won in the first round 6-1, 6-4 against Lewis-Clark State College's Human and 6-4, 6-3 in the second over the University of Portland's Gould.

Sophomore Sandy Dennett was the only Bulldog competing in flight three and after a tough 6-2, 6-2 opening loss, the Auburn, Wash., native responded and won her consolation match 6-0, 6-0.

"Melanie had a great day with two wins and Samantha, Isabell and Sissi (Franziska) played well in their first colligate experiences," Gurule commented. "I know they are all nervous, but they fought through the jitters to split their singles matches."

In doubles, the Bulldogs struggled to find their rhythm.

"We really struggled in doubles today," Gurule reflected. "I saw some positives things during the play, but we definitely have room for improvement."

The only pair to pick up a victory was senior Taurie Bjerken and Dennett in the second flight. The duo won 8-0 in the second round against Lewis and Clark College's Osepvan and Mukluskey.

Other pairings for the Zags were Teitzel and Yates; Edwards and Koehler; Klingert and senior Britta Stime, and Polayes and sophomore Alexandra Tallas.

It was a long day for the Bulldogs, but Gurule knows it is just the first step to achieving the weekend's goals.

"Today was one of the longest days of the year," Gurule said. "We left campus at 6 a.m. and ended the day at 8:30 p.m., it was a test of perseverance. However, we are really enjoying some great match play and we are ready to compete for the rest of the weekend."

The squad will resumes play today.


Flight 1 Singles

First Round

Vasilieva (WSU) def. Tsan (MSU) 6-2, 6-2

Weissman (SU) def. Lew (LC) 6-2, 6-3

Flores (UI) def. Uriarte (EWU) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

Basil (BSU) def. Klingert (GU) 7-6(7-4), 6-3

Luzina (WSU) def. Mjarlmarsson (MSU) 7-5, 6-0

Carter (Montana) def. Edwards (GU) 7-6(7-4), 6-3

Polyakova (PU) def. Blasque (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0

Pietzuch (BSU) def. Newman (SU) 6-4, 6-4

Kankaras (WSU) def. Lucas (SU) 6-0, 6-2

Garrison (LC) def. Chong (LCSC) 6-4, 6-2

Troesch (UP) def. Koehler (GU) 6-1, 6-1

Watson (BSU) def. Pelchat (Montana) 7-5, 0-6, 7-5

Lozano (UI) def. Lambert (SU) 6-1, 6-4

Davidson (Montana) def. Hedberg (EWU) 6-3, 6-1

Teitzel (GU) def. Parapunova (MSU) 7-5, 6-4

Googe (WSU) def. Fuchs (UP) 6-1, 6-1


Second Round

Vasilieva (WSU) def. Weissman (SU) 6-0, 6-1

Basil (BSU) def. Flores (UI) 6-2, 6-1

Luzina (WSU) def. Carter (Montana) 7-5, 6-1

Pietzuch (BSU) def. Polyakova (UP) 6-3, 6-1

Kankaras (WSU) def. Garrison (LC) 6-2, 6-2

Watson (BSU) def. Troesch (UP) 6-1, 6-7(7-4), 6-3

Lozano (UI) def. Davidson(Montana) 6-2, 6-2

Googe (WSU) def. Teitzel (GU) 6-1, 6-3



Tsan (MSU) def. Lew (LC) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0(10-4)

Klingert (GU) def. Uriarte (EWU) 6-4, 6-2

Edwards (GU) def. Mjarlmarsson (MSU) 6-3, 6-2

Newman (SU) def. Blasque (LCSC) 6-3, 1-6, 1-0(10-4)

Lucas (SU) def. Chong (LCSC) 6-1, 6-2

Koehler (GU) def. Pelchat (Montana) 6-0, 6-3

Lambert (SU) def. Hedberg (EWU) 6-4, 4-6, (10-4)

Fuchs (UP) def. Parapunova (MSU) 6-2, 6-1


Flight 2 Singles

First Round

Sanz (UI) def. Driver (Montana) 6-2, 6-4

Polayes (GU) def. Werner (EWU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-0

Koning (WSU) def. Mahairas (UP) 6-1, 6-1

James (SU) def. Cornell (LC) 6-3, 6-1

Musilovich (WSU) def. Lopez (MSU) 6-2, 6-2

Norena (EWU) def. Martina (LCSC) 7-5, 4-6, 6-3

Hoath (UP) def. Tallas (GU) 7-5, 6-4

LaLone (BSU) def. Wurden (SU) 6-0, 6-1

Dhatt Def. Mortera Def.

Bermudez (UI) def. Oliviera (LCSC) 6-2, 6-1

Oshiro (BSU) def. Knight (EWU) 6-2, 6-4

Gbadamosi (Montana) def. Stime (GU) 6-0, 6-2

Leenknecht (WSU) def. Nagai (EWU) 6-0, 6-1

Crum (MSU) def. Lowe (LC) 6-0, 6-2

Gould (UP) def. Martin (SU) 7-5, 6-3

Yates (GU) def. Human (LCSC) 6-1, 6-4


Second Round

Sanz (UI) def. Polayes (GU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3

Koning (WSU) def. James (SU) 6-0, 6-1

Musilovich (WSU) def. Norena (EWU) 6-1, 6-0

Hoath (UP) def. LaLone (BSU) 6-0, 6-3

Dhatt (UP) def. Bermudez (UI) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2

Gbadamosi (Montana) def. Oshiro (BSU) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3

Crum (MSU) def. Leenknecht (WSU) 7-6 (0), 6-1

Yates (GU) def. Gould (UP) 6-4, 6-3



Mahairas (UP) def. Cornell (LC) 6-0, 6-0

Lopez (MSU) def. Martina (LCSC) 6-1, 6-0

Wurden (SU) def. Tallas (GU) 6-3, 0-6 (10-4)

***Oliviera (LCSC) def. Mortera (SU) WD

Knight (EWU) def. Stime (GU) 6-4, 6-4

Nagai (EWU) def. Lowe (LC) 6-1, 6-2

Human (LCSC) def. Martin (SU) WD


Flight 3 Singles

First Round

Bates (MSU) def. McCarthy (SU) 6-0, 6-0

Ellingsen (EWU) def. Nelson (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0

Rozell (Montana) def. Dennet (GU) 6-2, 6-2

Alexander (UI) def. Osepyan (LC) 6-1, 6-1

Mackey (Montana) def. Dayhuff (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0

Reimers (UP) def. Borris (LC) 6-0, 6-4


Second Round

Bates (MSU) def. Ramos (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0

Gorence (UP) def. McCluskey (LC) 6-0, 6-1

Troedson (WSU) def. Ellingsen (EWU) 6-3, 7-5

Alexander (UI) def. Rozell (Montana) 6-1, 6-2

Mackey (Montana) def. Bjerken (GU) 6-1, 6-1

Krauel (UP) def. Sweetman (LC) 6-0, 6-0

Lozano (UI) def. Mok (BSU) 6-0, 6-2

Reimers (UP) def. Bennet (SU) 7-6(7-5), 6-3



Osepyan (LC) def. McCarthy (SU) 6-2, 2-6, (10-8)

Dennet (GU) def. Nelson (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0


Flight 1 Doubles

First round

Driver/Carter (Montana) def. Chong/Blaske (LCSC) 8-5

Basil/LaLone (BSU) def. Hjarlmarsson/Parapunova (MSU) 8-5

Florez/Sanz (UI) def. Weissman/Newman (SU) 8-1

Lozano/Bermudez (UI) def. Gould/Dhatt (UP) 8-0

Davidson/Pelchat (Montana) def. Mortera/Lucas (SU) 8-0

Fuchs/Polyakova (UP) def. Garrison/Lew (LC) 8-0


Second Round

Vasilieva/Koning (WSU) def. Wurden/James (SU) 8-3

Kankaras/Googe (WSU) def. Knight/Werner (EWU) 8-0

Driver/Carter (Montana) def. Teitzel/Yates (GU) 8-5

Basil/LaLone (BSU) def. Cubelli/Troesch (UP) 8-1

Flores/Sanz (UI) def. Hedbert/Uriarte (EWU) 9-7

Lozano/Bermudez (UI) def. Edwards/Koehler (GU) 8-1

Davidson/Pelchat (UM) def. Pietzuch/Watson (BSU) 8-0

Fuchs/Polyakova (UP) def. Klingert/Stime (GU) 8-4


Third Round

Vasilieva/Koning (WSU) def. Driver/Carter (UM) 8-6

Basil/LaLone  (BSU) def. Flores/Sanz (UI) 8-3

Lozano/Bermudez (IU) def. Kankaras/Googe (WSU) 8-4

Davidson/Pelchat (UM) def. Fuchs/Polyakova (UP) 8-2



Chong/Blaske (LCSC) def. Hjarlmarsson/Parapunova (MSU) 8-3

Weissman/Newman (SU) def. Garrison/Lew (LC) 8-1

Gould/Dhatt (PU) def. Mortera/Lucas (SU) 8-5


Flight 2 Doubles

First Round

Oliveira/Human (LCSC) def. Borris/Sweetman (LC) 8-7(7-4)

Lambert/Bennett (SU) def. Dayhuff/Nelson (LCSC) 8-0

Lopez/Crum (MSU) def. Lowe/Cornell (LC) 8-2

Rozell (UM)/Lozano (UI) def. Gorence/Riemers (UP) 8-3


Second Round

Leenknecht/Luzina (WSU) def. Oliveira/Human (LCSC) 8-2

Tsan/Bates (MSU) def. Mahairas/Krauel (UP) 8-5

Bjerken/Dennett (GU) def. Osepyan/Mukluskey (LC) 8-0

Mackey/Gbadamosi (Montana) def. Lambert/Bennett (SU) 8-3

Lopez/Crum (MSU) def. Polayes/Tallas (GU) 8-3

Musilovich/Troedson (WSU) def. Norena/Nagai (EWU) 8-2

McCarthy/ Martin (SU) def. Martina/Ramos (LCSC) 8-6

Oshiro/Mok (BSU) def. Rozell (UM)/Lozano (UI) 8-5


Third Round

Leenknecht/Luzina (WSU) def. Tsan/Bates (MSU) 8-1

Mackey/Gbadamosi (Montana) def. Bjerken/Dennet (GU) 8-2

Musilovich/Troedson (WSU) def. Lopez/Crum (MSU) 8-6

Oshiro/Mok (BSU) def. McCarthy/Martin (SU) 8-0



Gorence/Riemers (UP) def. Borris/Sweetman (LC) 8-4

Mahairas/Krauel (UP) def. Osepyan/Mckluskey (LC) 8-1

Lowe/Cornell (LC) def. Dayhuff/Nelson (LCSC) 8-1

Martina/Ramos (LCSC) def. Norena/Nagai (EWU) 8-6

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