Eagles fall in abbreviated match to Pacific, 5-1, before next match against Fresno Pacific is canceled
Of the two matches it had on tap this weekend, the Eastern Washington University men's tennis team was barely able to complete one. Due to inclement weather in central California, the Eagles had their match against Pacific cut short, while their dual with Fresno Pacific was canceled altogether.
After Saturday's match against the Tigers was moved indoors because of rain, doubles play was bypassed due to time constraints. In the altered match, Eastern dropped five of six singles matches to suffer its sixth loss of the 2011-12 campaign. The Eagles are now 9-6 on the season.
Senior Chad Henninger was the lone Eagle to pick up a win against Pacific, which was his 10th of the season. The Eugene, Ore., native is now fifth in the EWU record book for career singles wins with 37. Henninger topped Pacific's Valentim Goncalves Jr. in straight sets at No. 5, 6-4, 6-4.
Sanchez fell to Pacific's Erik Cederwall, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, while Koetje was bested by Alex Hamilton, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3. Sophomore Mario Navarro also lost in straight sets at No. 2, 6-0, 6-1.
Eastern will have one day off before returning to action against Big Sky foe Sacramento State on Tuesday (March 27) in Sacramento, Calif.