Cougars shut out by Bruins

Sweep ends WSU’s 10 match winning streak



Senior Barbora Michalkova focuses in as she pulls back her racket to return the ball during a match against Eastern Washington on Feb. 24 at Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

No. 39 WSU tennis lost its second match of the season 4-0 to No. 13 University of California, Los Angeles on Saturday.

The team consisting of sophomore Guzal Yusupova and junior Tiffany Mylonas won the first doubles match for WSU (17-2, 2-1), but UCLA (11-4, 3-1) took the other two matches to claim the doubles point.  

The Bruins would then win the first three singles matches to secure the victory. After freshman Michaela Bayerlova suffered her second singles loss this season to UCLA sophomore Ena Shibahara, all remaining matches were stopped.

WSU Head Coach Lisa Hart said that the team will bounce back from this defeat and refocus as they welcome University of Utah and University of Colorado to Pullman.

“UCLA is a very strong team and always very well coached,” Hart said in a WSU news release. “We will learn from this loss and start preparing for Utah and Colorado. We are excited to be back at home next weekend.”

The Cougars will face Utah at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Hollingbery Fieldhouse and continue conference play 11 a.m. Sunday against Colorado.