Cheney, Wash. – The Eastern Washington women's tennis picked up a pair of singles wins Sunday, Feb. 9, but dropped a hard-fought nonconferencematch to visiting Seattle, 5-2, in the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse.
"We knew it was going to be a close battle," head coach Dustin Hinson said. "It came down to a few close points that we were unable to close out. I was really impressed with some of our performances, especially Dani Young's singles and doubles wins."
Eastern (1-4) won one of the three doubles matches as freshmen Erin Blessing and Young defeated Seattle's No. 2 pair, 6-1.
Junior Moira Hedberg and Young both picked up victories in singles competition, with Hedberg winning the No. 1 match while Young claimed the third position.
Hedberg defeated the Redhawks' Anna Lambert 6-3, 1-6, 10-6 while Young beat Barbara Carey by a score of 6-4, 7-6 (3).
Blessing's match extended to a tiebreaker before she fell to Kelli Woodman 6-4, 4-6, 10-6.
The Eagles are back in action on Friday, Feb. 21, when they travel to Pullman to take on Washington State. First serve is set for 6 p.m.