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Bledsoe, Moon named to Washington hall

Hall of fame: The State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame has announced its class for 2012 led by former NFL quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe and Warren Moon.

The announcement of the class was made on Tuesday. Along with Bledsoe and Moon, the 2012 class includes horse racing jockey Russell Baze, Mercer Island High School basketball coach Ed Pepple, former Seattle Pacific soccer coach Cliff McCrath and late Seattle Rainiers owner Emil Sick.

Bledsoe was a high school standout in Walla Walla before becoming at star at Washington State.

Moon led Washington to a Rose Bowl title and later in his career was the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.

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WSU women on to nationals

Women’s tennis: The Washington State University women’s tennis team is heading to the NCAA tournament.

The Cougars (18-6), ranked 31st in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, will face No. 35 Florida State in a first-round matchup in the Gainesville, Fla., regional on May 11.

A tougher test likely awaits WSU if it advances past the first round – Florida, the region’s host and the second-ranked team in the country, will meet the Cougars in the second round if both teams win their first match.

The Gators boast the top-ranked player in the country in junior Allie Will.

WSU and FSU have never met. The Seminoles have one player, No. 122 Francesca Segarelli, ranked in the nation’s top 125.

The Cougars are led by junior Liudmila Vasilieva, the 50th-ranked player in the nation by ITA. Senior Elisabeth Fournier, the No. 108 player in the nation, is Washington State’s all-time wins leader with 106. She compiled a 31-6 record in singles play during the regular season.

Seven other Pac-12 teams – California, Stanford, Arizona, Arizona State, Utah, USC and overall No. 1 seed UCLA – were also selected.

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