March 26, 2008

Eagles Go 2-1 Against Fresno Schools

March 26, 2008

The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team fell to Fresno Pacific, one of the best teams in the NAIA ranks, by a 7-0 score on Tuesday night (March 25) before dropping a 6-1 decision to No. 52 Fresno Pacific and defeating Fresno City College 7-0, both on Wednesday (March 26).

The Eagles are now 10-5 and have reached a double-digit win total for the third straight year, especially impressive considering Eastern Washington had that many wins just one previous time since joining the NCAA Division I ranks in 1984 (13-10 in 1985). Eastern went 14-12 last year and 10-8 the year before.

Eastern was swept by FPU, a team which is now 13-0 and had defeated No. 12 Illinois 4-3 in an exhibition match prior to facing the Eagles. Against the nationally-ranked Bulldogs, Fresno State narrowly swept the three doubles matches before taking 5-of-6 singles contests. Art Karas had an impressive 7-5, 6-4 win on court five.

The Eagles are now set to continue its Big Sky Conference slate with a road contest versus Sacramento State (10-7, 4-0 BSC). Eastern Washington (3-0 BSC) and the Hornets are two of just three undefeated league teams; Weber State (2-0 BSC) is the other. First serve for the EWU-Sacramento State match is set for 1 p.m. on Friday (March 28).

Eastern Washington vs Fresno Pacific
3/25/08 at Fresno, Calif.
Fresno Pacific 7, Eastern Washington 0

Singles competition
1. Matt Carroll (FPU) def. Pannhara Mam (EWU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Vincente Joli (FPU) def. Kyle Schraeder (EWU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Fabio Silva (FPU) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) 6-0, 6-1
4. Marco Foelz (FPU) def. Kenneth Norling (EWU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Maxime Adam (FPU) def. Art Karas (EWU) 7-6, 6-4
6. Victor Medina (FPU) def. Daniel Pez (EWU) 7-5, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Matt Carroll/Vincente Joli (FPU) def. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) 8-0
2. Marco Foelz/Victor Medina (FPU) def. Jonathan Davis/Patrick Millican (EWU) 8-4
3. Maxime Adam/Fabio Silva (FPU) def. Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Eastern Washington 9-4
Fresno Pacific 13-0

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Eastern Washington vs Fresno State
3/26/08 at Fresno, Calif.
#52 Fresno State 6, Eastern Washington 1

Singles competition
1. Mirko Zapletal (FSU) def. Kyle Schraeder (EWU) 6-1, 6-3
2. #104 Rudolf Siwy (FSU) def. Pannhara Mam (EWU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Tejesvi Veerepalli (FSU) def. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Denny Fafek (FSU) def. Kenneth Norling (EWU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Art Karas (EWU) def. Martin Nilsson (FSU) 7-5, 6-4
6. Flavio Mollinedo (FSU) def. Patrick Millican (EWU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Denny Fafek/Mirko Zapletal (FSU) 8-5
2. Rudolf Siwy/Taylor Leiby (FSU) def. Jonathan Davis/Patrick Millican (EWU) 8-6
3. A.J. Kerin/Siddharth Adapati (FSU) def. Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) 8-6

Match Notes:
Eastern Washington 9-5
Fresno State 10-7; National ranking #52

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Eastern Washington vs Fresno City College
3/26/08 at Fresno, Calif.
Eastern Washington 7, Fresno City College 0

Singles competition
1. Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Nicolas Ernst (FCC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Jose Hilla (FCC) 6-4, 6-3
3. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Hank Bessinger (FCC) 6-1, 6-2
4. Art Karas (EWU) def. Troy Kellenberger (FCC) 6-3, 6-2
5. Daniel Pez (EWU) def. Ignacio Lucero (FCC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Jonathan Davis (EWU) def. David Nicasio (FCC) 7-6, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Nicolas Ernst/Hank Bessinger (FCC) 8-6
2. Jonathan Davis/Patrick Millican (EWU) def. Jose Hilla/Ignacio Lucero (FCC) 8-5
3. Kenneth Norling/Daniel Pez (EWU) def. Troy Kellenberger/Charles Nguyen (FCC) 8-4

Match Notes:

Eastern Washington 10-5

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The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team got its Spring Break road trip off to a start on Wednesday evening (March 26), when the Eagles lost to the host Pacific Tigers 5-2. Eastern Washington now sets its sights on Big Sky Conference matches at Sacramento State and Montana State.

In tonight's contest, the Tigers took control of the contest by sweeping the three doubles contests and then taking the first two singles matches to finish play to take a commanding 3-0 lead. At that point Rachel Berger finished off a 6-1, 6-1 win on court six, but it would not be enough, as UOP clinched its win shortly thereafter.

Marie Demerath also had a victory for the Eagles, as she was victorious by 6-4, 2-6, (10-5) scores on the fourth court.

The Eagles (8-7, 4-1 BSC) will now play a pair of road league matches, first at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 27) against Sacramento State (11-4, 3-0 BSC) before facing Montana State (5-3, 1-1 BSC) at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday (March 30).

Eastern Washington vs Pacific
3/26/08 at Stockton, Calif.
Pacific 5, Eastern Washington 2

Singles competition
1. Jolanta Twarowska (UOP) def. Kasey Knox (EWU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Svenja Arens (UOP) def. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Kateryna Nezhura (UOP) def. Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Marie Demerath (EWU) def. Clara Schuhmacher (UOP) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5)
5. Sasha Fisher (UOP) def. Amanda Mankovits (EWU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Amber Abdallah (UOP) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Jolanta Twarowska/Olga Gumenyuk (UOP) def. Kasey Knox/Amanda Mankovits (EWU) 8-1
2. Svenja Arens/Sasha Fisher (UOP) def. Sarah Leuenberger/Marie Demerath (EWU) 8-5
3. Clara Schuhmacher/Kateryna Nezhura (UOP) def. Kerstyn Dolack/Rachel Berger (EWU) 8-6

Match Notes:
Eastern Washington 8-7
Pacific 4-9
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (3,2,6,1,4,5)

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