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Fifth-year senior Melisa Ates will finish her career as a Cougar with 197 total wins and 106 singles wins.

‘Everyone’s always looked up to her’

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

For fifth-year tennis player Melisa Ates, a calm demeanor belies relentless optimism, strong internal character and unmatched heart for the game. The Turkish star is one of the most accomplished tennis...

Sophomore Pang Jittakoat celebrates after winning her singles match, clinching the victory against Arizona Sunday afternoon at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.

Tennis ends season with loss in Pac-12 championship

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 26, 2021

The WSU tennis team finished up their season at the Pac-12 Championships when they lost to the UCLA Bruins 4-0 on Saturday. The Cougars opened the championships with a 4-0 victory against Colorado which...

Senior Michaela Bayerlova is ranked No. 78 nationally in the ITA Poll.

Tennis faces Colorado in first round

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 23, 2021

WSU tennis has completed their regular season and will now head into the Pac-12 championships this weekend. The Cougars are seeded No. 8 in the tournament and their first competitor will be No. 9 Colorado...

Then-freshman Yang Lee hits the tennis ball back towards her opponent on Mar. 31, 2019 at the Outdoor Tennis Courts.

Tennis gets swept on four-match road trip

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

The WSU tennis team finished up their regular season by losing all four matches in their six-day road trip from last Friday to Wednesday. The Cougars will now face the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday in...

Senior Melisa Ates recently tied Elizaveta Luzina for most combined wins in WSU history with 194.

Tennis finishes out regular season on road

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 16, 2021

The WSU tennis team is wrapping up their regular season with a four-match road trip against No. 45 Washington on Friday, No. 4 Pepperdine on Sunday, UC Santa Barbara on Monday and San Diego on Wednesday. These...

Then-freshman Savanna Ly-Nguyen hits the tennis ball back toward her opponent on Mar. 31, 2019 at the Outdoor Tennis Courts.

Tennis wins big on Senior Night

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2021

The WSU tennis team won 4-0 when they hosted Gonzaga for senior night Tuesday afternoon on the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts. Fifth-year Melisa Ates was the lone Cougar honored for senior night. She was...

Sophomore Pang Jittakoat makes a backhand return during a singles match against Arizona March 14 at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.

Tennis earns much needed in-conference win over Ducks

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2021

The WSU tennis team was victorious in their home win over the No. 37 Oregon Ducks on the Outdoor Tennis Courts on Friday. The victory improved the Cougars to 12-11 on the season and 4-5 in Pac-12 play. Oregon...

Senior Michaela Bayerlova returns the ball during a singles match against Arizona March 14 at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.

WSU heads home to Outdoor Tennis Courts

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 9, 2021

The WSU tennis team is set to host the Oregon Ducks on Sunday at the Outdoor Tennis Courts in Pullman. WSU is coming off a tough weekend of competition where they went 1-3, falling to BYU, Colorado...

Freshman Fifa Kumhom reaches to return ball at WSU's Outdoor Tennis Courts.

WSU struggles in four-match roadtrip

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 6, 2021

The WSU tennis team went 1-3 in their four games on the road this weekend against BYU, Utah, Colorado and Denver. After the long road trip, the Cougars fell to 11-11 on the season and 3-5 in conference...

Senior Michaela Bayerlova returns ball in singles match against Arizona March 14.

Tennis gets set for four-match road trip

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2021

The WSU tennis team is set to play a four-match road trip this coming weekend against BYU on Thursday, Utah on Friday, Colorado on Sunday and Denver on Monday. WSU is coming off losses against the two...

Sophomore Pang Jittakoat makes a backhand return during a singles match against Arizona March 14 at the WSU Outdoor Tennis Courts.

Tennis falls to Bay Area teams

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter March 29, 2021

The No. 47 WSU tennis team lost both their matches against No. 35 Stanford and No. 25 Cal this weekend. The first match against Stanford started out in doubles play with Stanford’s Sara Choy and Emma...

Fifth-year Melisa Ates has a singles record of 8-4 on the season.

Tennis to host Eastern Washington for doubleheader

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter March 19, 2021

The WSU tennis team will be hosting the Eastern Washington Eagles for a doubleheader at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday in Hollingbery Fieldhouse. WSU (8-6) is coming off of a three-match week against Utah,...

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