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Cougs show off in Oregon Fall Tournament

The Cougs win 19 of 27 matches in Eugene
WSU tennis player Yura Nakagawa goes to hit the ball during an NCAA tennis match against UCLA, Sunday, March 5, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

The Cougar tennis team traveled to Eugene, Oregon. to compete in the Oregon Fall Tournament. The three-day tournament began Friday and ended Sunday.


The first day of the tournament was a success for WSU as the Cougars won eight of the 12 matches played.

The Cougs started off by facing Portland State University in doubles. WSU senior Fife Kumhom and sophomore Yura Nakagawa defeated PSU’s Capu Sanoner and Nika Beukers 6-3. The Cougs didn’t stop there with junior Hania Abouelsaad and freshman Martina Markova winning their next doubles match 6-2, winning two of their three matches.

The Cougs then faced University of Oregon in doubles. The Cougs only won one of their three matches against Oregon with Abouelsaad and Markova beating Oregon’s Candela Aparisi and Kartin Young 6-4.

WSU finished the day facing University of Portland in singles, absolutely dominating them. The Cougs won five of their six matches with Nakagawa, Abouelsaad, Kumhom, Markova, and junior Stefaniia Mikhailova all picking up a win.


The second day of the tournament was another success for the Cougs as they won six of their nine matches.

WSU began the day facing Portland in three rounds of doubles. The Cougs demolished the Pilots winning all matches. Kumhom and Nakagawa won their match 6-1, Markova and Abouelsaad won 6-4 and Mikhailova sophomore Tiffany Phout also won 6-4 completing the sweep.

WSU finished the day facing Oregon in four singles matches with two other singles against Portland and PSU. The Cougs and Ducks split the singles, each taking two as Abouelsaad and Kumhom each had a win. Mikhailova won her match against Portland’s Kylie Canubida.


The final day of the Oregon Fall Tournament would go just as well as the other days for WSU as the Cougs won five of their six singles matches against PSU.

Nakagawa, Abouelsaad, Kumhom, Markova, and Mikhailova picked up a win for the Cougs in dominant fashion, each beating PSU players by two or more points. 

Overall, WSU won 19 of their 27 total matches, absolutely showing out in the Oregon Fall Tournament. 

Looking ahead, the Cougs will travel to Stanford, Calif. to compete in the 2023 ITA Northwest Regionals Oct. 12–15. Fans can follow WSU Tennis on X for daily updates on the Cougs during these tournaments.

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SETH STERN, Evergreen reporter/Copy Editor
Seth Stern is a Sophomore in Broadcast News from Auburn, Washington. He has always had an interest in sports and enjoys writing about them. He also works at Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shoppe on the WSU campus. Seth began working at the Evergreen in spring 2023.
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