|Vandals fall to WSU in opener|
PULLMAN, Wash. – The Idaho women’s tennis team didn’t get the result it was looking for in a 5-0 season-opening loss at Washington State on Friday evening.
After the Cougars took the doubles point with wins at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles, they clinched the match victory with wins Nos. 4, 3 and 2 singles. Olga Musilovich beat Idaho’s Belen Barcenilla 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4, Maria Biryukova won 6-2, 7-5 at No. 3 singles over Idaho’s Galina Bykova and Lize Leenknech beat Vicky Lozano 7-5, 7-6(3) at No. 2 singles. Idaho’s Almudena Sanz fell 7-6(3), 6-3 at No. 1.
The Nos. 5 and 6 singles matches, featuring Idaho’s Rita Bermudez and Sophie Vickers, were not finished.
The Vandals continue play on Saturday in Pullman when they take on Montana State at 9 a.m.
Washington State 5, Idaho 0