Cougar tennis off to best start in program history



Junior Tiffany Mylonas focuses on returning the ball against Eastern Washington on Feb. 24 at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

WSU tennis defeated Boise State University 7-0 Monday, marking the Cougars’ 10th sweep this season and their 14th win.

WSU’s 14-1 record is the best start in program history, and they improved to 16-8 all-time against the Broncos.

Freshman Michaela Bayerlova improved to 20-0 in her collegiate career with a victory over BSU sophomore Anja Dokic. She has the second-longest singles match winning streak in WSU history. Bayerlova is currently the No. 34 ranked singles player in Division I women’s tennis.

Junior Tiffany Mylonas defeated Boise State junior Hanna Kantenwein 7-5, 7-5 to earn her team-leading 25th singles victory this season.

A 7-6, 6-2 victory by senior Barbora Michalkova over Boise State sophomore Wiktoria Nosek, clinched the win for the Cougars. Michalkova improved her singles record this season to a career-best 22-5.

WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said Boise State was a challenging team, but the Cougars were able to overcome.

“I love the way we are consistently battling, fighting and competing,” Hart said in a WSU news release. “Our players have done an excellent job adapting to different environments on the road. Boise State is always a very tough and well coached team and today was no different.”

The Cougars will get a few days of rest before they open conference play at 11 a.m. Sunday against University of Oregon in Eugene.