Eagles Start Season Off With 7-0 Victory

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team started off the 2009-10 dual-match play season with a 7-0 win over Lewis-Clark State College Friday (Jan. 15) at EWU's Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse.

"For the first outing of the season, the girls played well and had some very impressive wins," said associate women's head coach Dale Silha. "I was pleased with the team performance tonight."

The Eagles swept all six singles matches and was victorious in two of the three doubles matches to capture the doubles point.

True freshmen Ryann Warner and Chelsea Patton picked up their first singles win as Eagles.

Eastern is back in action Saturday (Jan. 16) at the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse against Whitworth University, with the matches beginning at 12 p.m.

Eastern Washington 7, Lewis-Clark State College 0
Jan 15, 2010 at Eastern Washington University (Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse)

Singles competition
1. BAMPTON, Caitlin (EWU-W) def. CHONG, Dorothy (LCSC) 6-0, 6-4
2. DEMERATH, Marie (EWU-W) def. SCHULTZ, Ciara (LCSC) 6-2, 6-2
3. KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) def. SMEDLEY, Megan (LCSC) 6-0, 6-3
4. WARNER, Ryann (EWU-W) def. SNECKNER, Barbara (LCSC) 7-5, 6-1
5. PATTON, Chelsea (EWU-W) def. GAY, Chelsea (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0
6. LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) def. TEIGEN, Samantha (LCSC) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

1. DEMERATH, Marie/KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) def. CHONG, Dorothy/GAY, Chelsea (LCSC) 8-1
2. BAMPTON, Caitlin/PATTON, Chelsea (EWU-W) def. SNECKNER, Barbara/SCHULTZ, Ciara (LCSC) 8-2
3. SMEDLEY, Megan/TEIGEN, Samantha (LCSC) def. WARNER, Ryann/LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) 8-4

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