Eastern Concludes EWU Classic With Solid Performances

Cheney, Wash. – The Eastern Washington men's tennis team opened its Fall season this weekend, hosting the annual EWU Classic that saw the squad turn in a number of solid performances.

Sophomore Eduardo Bringold won his opening match in the top flight Friday, Sept. 27, defeating Andres Bustanti of Lewis-Clark State in straight sets (6-3, 6-1). He was then bested by Jose Bendeck of Idaho in the quarterfinals later that day.

Sophomore Luke Thompson secured an opening-round win over Zach Drost of Montana – 6-2, 6-0 – then put up a fight against Kent Andreasan of Portland in a quarterfinal match, taking the first set before dropping a tough tiebreaker.

Freshmen Luke Ness and Matt Boyle picked up first-round wins Friday as Ness beat Brandon Schneider of Seattle (7-5, 6-2) while Boyle defeated Kenny Dodd of Montana State (7-5, 6-4).

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the duo of Bringold and freshman Wacil Bendjelti won their first doubles match, upending Gonzaga's Mijatovic and Schoebel, 8-5.

The Eagles continue their season next weekend at the Boise State Classic in Boise, Idaho. The three-day tournament begins Friday, Oct. 4.

Friday, Sept. 27

Diego Campos (MSU) def. Wacil Bendjelti 6-4, 6-2
Eduardo Bringold def. Andres Bustanti (LCSC) 6-3, 6-1
Jose Bendeck (UI) def. Eduardo Bringold 6-0, 6-3
Ethan Vaughn (UM) def. Wacil Bendjelti 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)
Jack Schoebel (GU) def. Stefan Farrar 6-4, 6-4
Luke Thompson def. Zach Drost (UM) 6-2, 6-0
Kent Andreasan (UP) def. Luke Thompson 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (3)
Javier Martin-Morillas (MSU) def. Stefan Farrar 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (7)
Luke Ness def. Brandon Schneider (SU) 7-5, 6-2
Matt Boyle def. Kenny Dodd (MSU) 7-5, 6-4
Bringold/Bendjelti def. Caruk-Mimnagh/Fleming (UM) Withdraw
Newman/Leahy (SU) def. Lince/Boyle 8-1
Croteau/Elsethagen (LCSC) def. Ness/Farrar 8-7 (7)

Saturday, Sept. 28

Filip Fichtel (UI) def. Luke Ness 6-0, 6-0
Joey Brandt (GU) def. Matt Boyle 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (3)
Bringold/Bendjelti def. Mijatovic/Schoebel (GU) 8-5
Bendeck/Ramos (UI) def. Bringold/Bendjelti 8-2
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