Demerath Named Big Sky Player of the Week

Team captain earns first women's tennis Big Sky Conference Player of the Week award of the 2009-10 season

Marie Demerath of the Eastern Washington University women's tennis team has earned Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors for her performance in season-opening matches for the Eagles against Lewis-Clark State College and Whitworth University.

Demerath, a senior from Kenmore, Wash., compiled a 2-0 record in singles play and a 2-0 record in doubles action en route to sweeping 7-0 victories for the Eagles.

On Jan. 15 against Lewis-Clark State as the No. 2 singles player, Demerath defeated Dorothy Chong 6-0, 6-3. She teamed-up with partner Kelsey Knight for an 8-1 doubles victory.

Against Whitworth on Jan. 16, Demerath was victorious on the No. 1 singles court against Allie Marshall 6-2, 6-0. Demerath and Knight picked up another doubles victory by an 8-3 score.

Demerath is seventh all-time in singles career wins with 29. Demerath also holds the second-most singles wins in a single season with 13, a feat she accomplished during the 2006-07 season.

This is the second Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honor for Demerath, who was awarded the same honor during the 2006-07 season.

Demerath and the Eagles (2-0) are next in action Friday (Jan. 22) against the Portland State Vikings in Portland, Ore., with the match beginning at 12:15 p.m.


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