Results

PULLMAN, WASH. – Seattle U women’s tennis kicked off their fall season over the weekend at the WSU Cougar Classic, hosted by Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., from Oct. 4-6. The Redhawks competed against players from Boise State, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Montana, Montana State, Utah State and WSU.

“This was a great start to our season,” said Head Coach Joey Barnes. “We faced some strong competition and had some very positive results.”

The highlight of the tournament for Seattle U was the duo of sophomores Martina Asciuto and Jillian Rasmussen, who won the consolation bracket of the Gray Doubles flight. After falling to Boise State’s Ana Conde Vendrell and Emily Strande 1-6, they defeated a team of WSU’s Maddie Egan and Idaho’s Andjela Todorovic 7-6 (5) to advance to the consolation finals, where they triumphed 6-3 over Nicole Horacek and Marta Magalhaes of Idaho. In that same flight, sophomores Alisa Sabotic and Aranza Alvarez-Sanabria started off with a 3-6 loss to WSU’s Savanna Ly-Nguyen and Carla Quadflieg and followed with a hard-fought defeat to the Horacek/Magalhaes pair, 6-7(5).

In the Crimson Doubles flight, junior Hannah Gianan and senior Peggy Rooke battled hard against Idaho’s Maggie Chen and Ilana Oleynik in a 3-6 loss, but won their consolation quarterfinals matchup, 6-4, against Lauren Dunlap and Julia Ronney of Montana before falling to EWU’s Yasmin Mansouri and Louise Waite, 3-6. Meanwhile, sophomore Hannah Grossman teamed up with freshman Jade Lancaster; after falling to WSU’s Melisa Ates and Hikaru Sato, 0-6, they gave their all in a 3-6 consolation quarterfinal matchup with Montana’s Bianca Bostrom and Maria Goheen. Lastly, juniors Michelle Bader and Kyra Jung nearly triumphed over Utah State’s Hannah Jones and Sidnee Lavatai in a 4-6 first-round competition, and followed with a tough-fought 3-6 duel against Idaho’s Melissa Huchet and Laura Spataro.

The standout Redhawk in singles play was Sabotic, who triumphed over MSU’s Jieyi Chen in three sets (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) and giving Carolina Millan of Utah State a run for her money in the second round (3-6, 0-6). Sabotic was joined in the Cougar Singles flight by Bader, who posted a 3-6, 1-6 score against Montana’s Dunlap, and Alvarez-Sanabria, who made a solid run into the consolation bracket. After her 3-6, 0-6 loss to Maria Frampton of Gonzaga, Alvarez-Sanabria finished off Boise State’s Camryn Moortgat 6-3, 6-1 in the consolation quarterfinals before losing to Idaho’s Horacek 1-6, 2-6 in the semifinals.

Two Redhawks, Rooke and Gianan, represented Seattle U in the Crimson Singles flight. Rooke fell 1-6, 2-6 to Idaho’s Huchet, but defeated MSU’s Caitlin Ward 7-5, 6-2 before losing in the consolation semifinals to Hartuna Tsuruta of Gonzaga (0-6, 4-6). Gianan took a similar path, following a 1-6, 4-6 loss to WSU’s Ly-Nguyen with a victory over MSU’s Linnea Fristam (6-2, 6-3) and a nail-biting three-setter against Gonzaga’s Tamara Anderson in the consolation semifinals (6-4, 5-7, 8-10).

In the Gray Singles flight, Jung moved on to the second round due to a first-round withdrawal; she was then eliminated 1-6, 0-6 by Hannah Jones of Utah State. Lancaster fell to MSU’s Enni Zander 1-6, 2-6 in her first collegiate singles action, and followed it up with a solid 4-6, 2-6 effort against EWU’s Stephanie Broussard. Finally, Rasmussen gave it her all against EWU’s Waite (3-6, 2-6) and produced a splendid match against Boise State’s Conde Vendrell (7-5, 2-6, 6-10)

The last singles flight, the Palouse flight, featured Grossman and Asciuto. Although they both lost in the first round (Grossman 2-6, 2-6 to WSU’s Maddie Egan and Asciuto 2-6, 4-6 to Utah State’s Annaliese County), the two of them won their next consolation matchups. Grossman finished off Montana’s Claudia Reguant in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6, while Asciuto put up her own three-set win over EWU’s Marta Heinen (6-3, 2-6, 10-8). They would have matched up against each other in the finals, and thus elected not to play.

“I am happy and proud of my team,” said Barnes. “We have some things to improve on, but I am looking forward to the opportunities ahead of us.”

Seattle U will play next at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Stanford, Calif., from Oct. 16-22.

 

WSU Cougar Classic
Oct. 4-6, 2019
WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts
Pullman, Wash.

 

SINGLES

Crimson Flight

First Round

Huchet, Melissa (Idaho) def. Rooke, Peggy (SU) 6-1, 6-2

Ly-Nguyen, Savanna (WSU) def. Gianan, Hannah (SU) 6-1, 6-4

Consolation Quarterfinals

Rooke, Peggy (SU) def. Ward, Caitlin (MSU) 7-5, 6-2

Gianan, Hannah (SU) def. Fristam, Linnea (MSU) 6-2, 6-3

Consolation Semifinals

Tsuruta, Hartuna (Gonzaga) def. Rooke, Peggy (SU) 6-0, 6-4

Anderson, Tamara (Gonzaga) def. Gianan, Hannah (SU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-8

 

Gray Flight

First Round

Zander, Enni (MSU) def. Lancaster, Jade (SU) 6-1, 6-2

Jung, Kyra (SU) def. Chen, Maggie (Idaho) w/o

Waite, Louise (EWU) def. Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 6-3, 6-2

Second Round

Jones, Hannah (Utah St.) def. Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-1, 6-0

Consolation Quarterfinals

Broussard, Stephanie (EWU) def. Lancaster, Jade (SU) 6-4, 6-2

Conde Vendrell, Ana (Boise St.) def. Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6

Extra Matches

Lancaster, Jade (SU) def. Chen, Maggie (Idaho) w/o

Van Baelen, Mirte (MSU) def. Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 6-4, 6-4

Jung, Kyra (SU) def. Zander, Enni (MSU) 3-6, 7-5, 10-6

 

Cougar Flight

First Round

Dunlap, Lauren (Montana) def. Bader, Michelle (SU) 6-3, 6-1

Frampton, Maria (Gonzaga) def. Alvarez-Sanabria, Aranza (SU) 6-3, 6-0

Sabotic, Alisa (SU) def. Chen, Jieyi (MSU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Second Round

Millan, Carolina (Utah St.) def. Sabotic, Alisa (SU) 6-3, 7-5

Consolation Quarterfinals

Quadflief, Carla (WSU) def. Bader, Michelle (SU) w/o

Alvarez-Sanabria, Aranza (SU) def. Moortgat, Camryn (Boise St.) 6-3, 6-1

Consolation Semifinals

Horacek, Nicole (Idaho) def. Alvarez-Sanabria, Aranza (SU) 6-1, 6-2

Extra Matches

Haverkamp, Daphne (MSU) def. Bader, Michelle (SU) w/o

Sabotic, Alisa (SU) def. Frampton, Maria (Gonzaga) 6-4, 6-3

 

Palouse Flight

First Round

Egan, Maddie (WSU) def. Grossman, Hannah (SU) 6-2, 6-2

County, Annaliese (Utah St.) def. Asciuto, Martina (SU) 6-2, 6-4

Consolation Semifinals

Grossman, Hannah (SU) def. Reguant, Claudia (Montana) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6

Asciuto, Martina (SU) def. Heinen, Marta (EWU) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8

 

DOUBLES

Crimson Flight

First Round

Ates, Melisa/Sato, Hikaru (WSU) def. Grossman, Hannah/Lancaster, Jade (SU) 6-0

Jones, Hannah/Lavatai, Sidnee (Utah St.) def. Bader, Michelle/Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-4

Chen, Maggie/Oleynik, Ilana (Idaho) def. Gianan, Hannah/Rooke, Peggy (SU) 6-3

Consolation Quarterfinals

Bostrom, Bianca/Goheen, Maria (Montana) def. Grossman, Hannah/Lancaster, Jade (SU) 6-3

Huchet, Melissa/Spataro, Laura (Idaho) def. Bader, Michelle/Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-3

Gianan, Hannah/Rooke, Peggy (SU) def. Dunlap, Lauren/Ronney, Julia (Montana) 6-4

Consolation Semifinals

Mansouri, Yasmin/Waite, Louise (EWU) def. Gianan, Hannah/Rooke, Peggy (SU) 6-3

Extra Matches

Haverkamp, Daphne/Zander, Enni (MSU) def. Grossman, Hannah/Lancaster, Jade (SU) 6-4

Dunlap, Lauren/Ronney, Julia (Montana) def. Bader, Michelle/Jung, Kyra (SU) 7-5

 

Gray Flight

First Round

Ly-Nguyen, Savanna/Quadflieg, Carla (WSU) def. Sabotic, Alisa/Alvarez-Sanabria, Aranza (SU)

6-3

Conde Vendrell, Ana/Strande, Emily (Boise St.) def. Asciuto, Martina/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 6-1

Consolation Quarterfinals

Sabotic, Alisa/Alvarez-Sanabria, Aranza (SU) def. Bye, 6-0

Asciuto, Martina/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) def. Bye, 6-0

Consolation Semifinals

Horacek, Nicole/Magalhaes, Marta (Idaho) def. Sabotic, Alisa/Alvarez-Sanabria, Aranza (SU)

7-6(5)

Asciuto, Martina/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) def. Egan, Maddie (WSU)/Todorovic, Andjela (Idaho)

7-6(5)

Consolation Finals

Asciuto, Martina/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) def. Horacek, Nicole/Magalhaes, Marta (Idaho) 6-3

Extra Matches

Sabotic, Alisa/Alvarez-Sanabria, Aranza (SU) def. Egan, Maddie (WSU)/Todorovic, Andjela (Idaho) 6-3