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WSU’s Vasilieva knocked out at NCAAs

ATHENS, Ga. – Washington State’s Liudmila Vasilieva had her season end Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Anna Bartenstein in the opening round of the NCAA singles championship at Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

Vasilieva, a junior from Yekaterinburg, Russia, used a service break to tie the first set at 3, but the 18th-ranked Bartenstein, of Miami, won the next three games and cruised in the second set.

“Luda had some chances early, but her opponent just played well on the big points,” WSU coach Lisa Hart said.

Vasilieva entered ranked 51st by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Vasilieva finished the year with a 32-9 record, the second-most wins in one season in WSU history. She earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors and advanced to her second NCAA singles championship.

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