Eagles Claim Wins at No. 1 Singles and Doubles Again

March 18, 2007

A duplication of yesterday's results surfaced on Sunday morning (March 18), as the top singles and doubles players on the Eastern Washington University men's tennis team earned wins over Portland's No. 1 players, but it was not enough as the host Pilots (8-4) defeated Eastern (5-6), 5-2. The Eagles also earned a win at No. 6 singles for the second straight day, after doing so in a 5-2 loss to Oregon on Saturday.

At No. 1 doubles, Eastern's tandem of Pannhara Mam and Kyle Schraeder was able to soundly defeat Scott Kennel and Filip Zivkovic, 8-3, but Portland claimed victories in the other two matches to earn the doubles point.

Mam was able to rally from a first-set loss at No. 1 singles to topple Alex Strom, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. He has now won four in a row and 7-of-9 and is 13-5 on the season. Also earning a point for Eastern Washington was Art Karas, who defeated Schleining, 2-6, 6-4, (10-5). He has now claimed victories in 7-of-8 contests and is 9-4.

Nico Riego de Dios had a good showing on the fifth court in a 6-2, 7-5 loss to Charlie Yemm. That was his second match of the season; he is still looking for his initial win as an Eagle.

The Eagles next will go on a six-match, nine-day road trip, which will commence in Ogden, Utah, as Eastern Washington returns to Big Sky Conference play versus the Weber State Wildcats (4-6, 2-1 BSC). First serve for that contest is set for 1 p.m. PT. The Eagles are 2-2 in league play.

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Eastern Washington at Portland
Portland 5, Eastern Washington 2
March 18, 2007, in Portland, Ore.

Singles competition
1. Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Alex Strom (UP), 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
2. Filip Zivkovic (UP) def. Kyle Schraeder (EWU), 6-3, 6-4
3. Joel Kincaid (UP) def. Patrick Millican (EWU), 6-4, 6-1
4. Colby Jager (UP) def. Daniel Pez (EWU), 6-2, 6-4
5. Charlie Yemm (UP) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 6-2, 7-5
6. Art Karas (EWU) def. Evan Schleining (UP), 2-6, 6-4, (10-5)

Doubles competition
1. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Scott Kennel/Filip Zivkovic (UP), 8-3
2. Alex Strom/Charlie Yemm (UP) def. Patrick Millican/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU), 8-2
3. Joel Kincaid/Evan Schleining (UP) def. Keithan Gregg/Art Karas (EWU), 8-3

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,3,1,4,5,6)

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