April 11, 2008

Eagles Whitewash NAU 7-0, Tie and Break Records

April 11, 2008

The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team tied school records for overall wins and league victories with a dominating 7-0 home win over Northern Arizona on Friday morning (April 11), its third successive 7-0 victory.

The Eagles (14-6, 5-1 Big Sky Conference) have only previously compiled 14 overall and five league wins once since joining the NCAA Division I ranks in 1984 (the 2007 squad went 14-12, 5-2 BSC). Eastern Washington also clinched the best winning percentage in the Division I era with its win today.

Eastern Washington took 2-of-3 doubles matches of today's contest, with Pannhara Mam and Kyle Schraeder earning the clinching victory at No. 1 to give EWU a 1-0 lead. Each of the Eagle singles players followed by claiming singles wins in straight sets apiece.

The most dominating victory came courtesy of Mam, who won by 6-1, 6-0 scores on court one. But each Eagle was outstanding, as nobody allowed more than four games.

The match was a quick 2:20 affair.

Eastern has now won four straight contests and will play its final home match of the season at 11 a.m. on Friday (April 18). The Eagles will take on Weber State (10-8, 3-1 BSC), who is currently just behind EWU in the league standings and in third place.

Northern Arizona vs Eastern Washington
4/11/08 at Cheney, Wash.
Eastern Washington 7, Northern Arizona 0

Singles competition
1. Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Jeff Morys (NAU) 6-1, 6-0
2. Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Bradley Bristow (NAU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. David Flodberg (NAU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Kenneth Norling (EWU) def. Jacob Tracy (NAU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Art Karas (EWU) def. Ryan Fraser (NAU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Jonathan Davis (EWU) def. Renzo Lau (NAU) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Jeff Morys/Ryan Fraser (NAU) 8-6
2. Jacob Tracy/David Flodberg (NAU) def. Patrick Millican/Jonathan Davis (EWU) 8-6
3. Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Brelin Powell/Renzo Lau (NAU) 8-2

Match Notes:
Northern Arizona 6-14, 3-4 BSC
Eastern Washington 14-6, 5-1 BSC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,3,1,6,4)

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