Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Alejandra Lozano
Women's tennis close at WSU
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 01/20/2012
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PULLMAN, Wash. - The Idaho women's tennis team pushed Washington State to the brink in several matches, but couldn't steal a point from the Cougars as the Vandals fell 7-0 Thursday evening.

Idaho (1-1) narrowly missed taking the doubles point as Victoria Lozano and Beatriz Flores won 9-7 at No. 1 doubles but Molly Knox and Alejandra Lozano fell 9-8 at No. 2 after Idaho's No. 3 doubles team of Sophie Vickers and Almudena Sanz lost 8-5.

"It was quite a bit closer than it looks," Idaho coach Dan Pollock said. "We had match points to win doubles but couldn't get it done. To win at No. 1 doubles against a team that just beat two top 40 teams in the nation last week, that was great for us."

To win at No. 1 doubles, that team just beat two top 40 teams in the nation last week, so that was great for us. To have to point to win the doubles that would have been great.

Victoria Lozano came close to a victory in singles play as well, as she pushed No. 101 Luidmila Vasilieva to three sets before falling 2-6, 6-7, 6-2 at the No. 1 spot. Sanz nearly won the first set of her No. 2 singles match but fell 7-5, 6-2. It was a similar story for Vickers at No. 3 singles, as she fell 7-6, 6-2. Molly Knox lost 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4 singles, Alejandra Lozano fell 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 and Flores dropped her No. 6 singles match 6-2, 6-4.

"It was pretty good overall," Pollock said. "We didn't play our best tennis, but we had chances to win singles matches at 1, 2 and 3. It's definitely positive looking forward."

The Vandals return to action with three matches next week as they face Seattle University on Jan. 27 in Lewiston before taking on Montana and Portland State on Jan. 29 in Pullman.

Washington State vs. Idaho
January 19, 2012
Simmelink Tennis Courts at Hollingbery Fieldhouse
Attendance: 109

No. 101 Luidmila Vasilieva (WSU) def. Victoria Lozano (Idaho) 6-2, 7-6, 6-2
Elisabeth Fournier (WSU) def. Almudena Sanz (Idaho) 7-5, 6-2
Ksenia Googe (WSU) def. Sophie Vickers (Idaho) 7-6, 6-2
Andjela Kankaras (WSU) def. Molly Knox (Idaho) 6-1, 6-3
No. 123 Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) def. Alejandra Lozano (Idaho) 6-1, 6-1
Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. Beatriz Flores (Idaho) 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 3, 1, 5, 6

V. Lozano/Flores (Idaho) def. Vasilieva/Luzina (WSU) 9-7
Kankaras/Musilovich (WSU) def. Knox/A. Lozano (Idaho) 9-8 (7-5)
Fournier/Koning (WSU) def. Sanz/Vickers (Idaho) 8-5
Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1