Winning Streak Moves to Five

Feb. 23, 2008

The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team won its fifth straight contest on Saturday morning (Feb. 23), defeating Lewis-Clark State 7-0 in a match played in Bozeman, Mont. The winning streak is Eastern's longest since claiming five straight from March 23-28, 2007.

The Eagles (5-2) won the first two doubles contests to finish play to clinch the doubles point. Daniel Pez and Art Karas had an 8-1 win on court three, while Jonathan Davis and Patrick Millican shut out their opponent on the second court, 8-0.

The most dominating Eastern win in singles play came courtesy of Kyle Schraeder, who played in the No. 1 position for the first time this year after winning three straight at 2. He defeated his LCSC (5-5) opponent by 6-2, 6-2 scores.

Pannhara Mam, Karas and Millican each had easy straight-sets wins, while Kenneth Norling and Pez saw their contests go to supertiebreaker before the pair pulled out victories. Norling's win came courtesy of a tense 12-10 supertiebreaker score.

The Eagles wrap up their weekend in Bozeman with an 11 a.m. Pacific Time contest versus Montana State-Billings. Following that contest, Eastern will head home to take on Idaho State at 9 a.m. on Saturday (March 1) in a Big Sky Conference match.

Eastern Washington vs Lewis-Clark State
2/23/08 at Bozeman, Mont.
Eastern Washington 7, Lewis-Clark State 0

Singles competition
1. Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Cedric Dufour (LCSC) 6-2, 6-2
2. Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Oliver Stone (LCSC) 6-4, 6-2
3. Kenneth Norling (EWU) def. Kevin Lee (LCSC) 6-4, 2-6, (12-10)
4. Art Karas (EWU) def. Jonatan Berhane (LCSC) 6-4, 6-1
5. Daniel Pez (EWU) def. Ali Faris Mohamed (LCSC) 6-1, 4-6, (10-3)
6. Patrick Millican (EWU) def. Arslan Mermut (LCSC) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Cedric Dufour/Kevin Lee (LCSC) def. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) 8-4
2. Jonathan Davis/Patrick Millican (EWU) def. Jonatan Berhane/Ali Faris Mohamed (LCSC) 8-0
3. Daniel Pez/Art Karas (EWU) def. Oliver Stone/Sabastian Kuhn (LCSC) 8-1

Match Notes:
Lewis-Clark State 5-5
Eastern Washington 5-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,2,4,3,6,5)

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