Women's Tennis Concludes 2014 Home Slate
Cheney, Wash. - The Eastern Washington women's tennis team played its final home matches of the 2014 season this weekend, falling to Weber State and Southern Utah in a pair of Big Sky counters.
Eastern (3-17, 1-8 Big Sky) dropped a 4-3 decision to Weber State on Friday, Apr. 11, before losing to Southern Utah, 5-2, on Sunday, Apr. 13.
"We just did not have that winning fight and edge we needed this weekend," head coach Dustin Hinson said. "I'm confident that we will rediscover that edge heading into our match at Portland State on Sunday."
Against Weber State on Friday, the Eagles started out strong, sweeping all three doubles matches.
Freshmen Erin Blessing and Katrina Domingo picked up singles wins for EWU in the third and fourth positions, respectively. Domingo won in straight sets while Blessing battled her way to a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over the Wildcats' Ashley Tanner.
Freshman Malieva Hedberg saw her singles match extended to a third set before ultimately falling to Weber State's Annika Karlsen 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
Southern Utah played down a player on Sunday but managed to steal the doubles point to open the match despite a hard fight from EWU.
Junior Moira Hedberg made quick work of the Thunderbirds' top player, beating Alex Ivanova 6-4, 6-4. SUU would go on to win the remaining singles matches, however, to come away with the win.
Eastern will play its final match of its 2014 campaign at Portland State on Sunday, Apr. 20. Match time is set for 10 a.m.