Eagles Notch 5-2 Win Over Roadrunners

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team picked up their fifth-straight victory with a 5-2 non-conference win Tuesday (March 23) over the Roadrunners of Cal State Bakersfield in Fresno, Calif.

The Eagles took four of the six singles contests and all three doubles matches to take the doubles point. Marie Demerath picked up a win on the No. 2 singles court, marking her fourth-straight singles victory. Demerath is now 8-7 on the season and 7-5 when playing in the No. 2 spot. Kelsey Knight picked up her ninth win of the season, which is a current team-high.

The doubles tandem of Knight and Caitlin Bampton continued their success by picking up a win at No. 1 doubles. The duo have now won five matches in a row on the No. 1 court and are 6-1 overall on the year.

Eastern improves to 9-6 overall on the season and remains 4-0 in the Big Sky Conference. Cal State Bakersfield drops to 1-13 with the loss. The Eagles will be back in action tomorrow against Sacramento State in Sacramento, Calif. Match time is set for 2 p.m. Pacific time.

Eastern Washington 5, Cal State Bakersfield 2
Mar 23, 2010 at Fresno, Calif.

Singles competition
1. DIAMANTI, Nefeli (CSUB) def. BAMPTON, Caitlin (EWU-W) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
2. DEMERATH, Marie (EWU-W) def. DIMAS, Veronica (CSUB) 6-3, 6-3
3. KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) def. THORNEYCROFT, Ashlee (CSUB) 7-5, 6-0
4. MANNIX, Julian (CSUB) def. LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) 6-4, 6-4
5. PATTON, Chelsea (EWU-W) def. HUTTON, Julie (CSUB) 6-4, 6-4
6. WARNER, Ryann (EWU-W) def. MIJWEL, Sara (CSUB) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. BAMPTON, Caitlin/KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) def. DIAMANTI, Nefeli/THORNEYCROFT, Ashlee (CSUB) 8-4
2. DEMERATH, Marie/LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) def. DIMAS, Veronica/MANNIX, Julian (CSUB) 8-6
3. PATTON, Chelsea/WARNER, Ryann (EWU-W) def. HUTTON, Julie/HORTON, Gabriela (CSUB) 8-2

Match Notes
Eastern Washington 9-6 (4-0 BSC)
Cal State Bakersfield 1-13

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