March 9, 2013

Eagles Cruise to 7-0 Sweep of Pacific Lutheran

Eastern wins second-straight home match with a dominant performance over Division III opponent

The Eastern Washington University men’s tennis team did not drop a single set, and only conceded only a few games, on Friday (March 8) in a non-conference matchup at the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse in Cheney, Wash.

The Eagles swept Pacific Lutheran, 7-0, for their second-consecutive win on their home courts. EWU was coming off a 5-2 victory against Big Sky rival Northern Colorado, which was the team's first league win of the 2013 campaign.

Eastern will close out the four-match home stand on Tuesday (March 12) when it takes on Big Sky newcomer North Dakota at 12 p.m.

The Eagles had little trouble capturing the doubles point, as sophomores Joseph Cohen and Eduardo Martinez recorded an 8-2 victory at No. 1 and senior Kyle Koetje and freshman Tomas Aranguiz picked up an easy 8-1 decision at No. 3.

The match at No. 2 doubles was more competitive, but EWU’s freshmen duo of Arturo Carpio and Eduardo Bringold prevailed, 8-6.

In singles action, Cohen extended his team’s lead with a swift 6-1, 6-0 win over PLU’s Jason Bower. Cohen has now won his last four-consecutive matches.

Martinez had a slightly tougher test at No. 2 singles, but he was able to take care of business against the Lutes’ Luke Olson, 6-3, 6-4.

Aranguiz earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Sam Angel at No. 4, and for the second time in the match, Koetje recorded a win over Mitch Yannello. After defeating Yannello and his brother, Jake, at No. 3 doubles, Koetje beat him again at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-0.

Bringold dropped just two games in his dual with Taylor Dickey at No. 5, earning a 6-2, 6-0 decision. Sophomore Stefan Farrar had clean sweep at No. 6, as he blanked Brandon Bulaclac, 6-0, 6-0. Farrar is now an even 4-4 in singles matches for the 2013 season.

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