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Area roundup: Washington State women’s tennis edges California at Pac-12 championships

UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018

From staff reports

Tiffany Myloans won the final two sets in tiebreakers to lead fifth-seeded Washington State to a 4-3 victory over No. 4 California in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 women’s tennis championships on Thursday in Ojai, California.

Myloans’ 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 victory capped the comeback victory for the Cougars, which trailed 3-1 with three matches remaining. Melisa Ates and Michaela Bayerlova also won singles matches for WSU, while the Cougars started the day by winning the doubles point 2-1.

Washington State will now face Stanford at 1 p.m. Friday. Top-seeded Stanford won all four of its points in straight-set victories for a convincing 4-0 win against No. 8 Washington.

Weber State 4, Eastern Washington 3: Weber State won four singles matches to edge Eastern Washington in the first round of the Big Sky tournament in Phoenix.

The Eagles won the doubles point with victories in the No. 1 and No. 3 matches. The Wildcats bounced back in the singles though with wins in the top three matches. Faye Worrall and Valentina Sottile won singles matches for the Eagles (9-13, 6-5).

Weber State advances to Friday’s semifinals against Northern Arizona, while Idaho will face Southern Utah in the other semifinal.

Men’s tennis

Sameer Kumar won his No. 3 singles match and teamed with Michael Genender for a win at No. 1 doubles as second-seeded Stanford defeated Washington 4-2 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 championships in Ojai, California.

Jake Douglas and Mitch Stewart won their No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches for the Huskies.

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