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Tennis takes on UW

Seems like a great day to beat the Huskies!

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Good morning, Coug fans! I hope everyone had a great week. Today your Washington State tennis team takes on University of Washington. Let’s take a peak at that, shall we?

The last time WSU played UW, it did not end very well. We weren’t able to get a hold of opportunities early, and lost 2-5. However, that was early on in the season, and we’ve warmed up quite a bit, so even though UW is nationally ranked at No, 50, I’m choosing to be optimistic!

Both our Cougs and the Huskies are 4-5 in conference play, and we have some players that are advancing quite a bit. Michaela Bayerlova is ranked 82 in the most recent ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) singles poll, as of Wednesday. We also have Savanna Ly-Nguyen, who set the team best singles record at a whopping 17-2! The .894% winning average is fourth best in single season history at the school.

So what will this matchup look like?

Our doubles matchups during the last meeting were almost lethal. One win and three tie breakers didn’t help us get an edge over the huskies. Pang Jittakoat and Fifa Kumhom were responsible for the absolute smash 6-2 set.

Ly-Nguyen had a great singles set, along with Melisa Ates. However, things took a turn after those sets, and Washington was able to regain the lead. For today, I think the focus needs to be setting a strong momentum, and sticking to it. The matchup begins at 1:30 today, and is livestreaming!

It’s a beautiful day to beat the Huskies! Go Cougs!!

Links

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