Marie Demerath
Marie Demerath
Height: 5-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kenmore, Wash.
High School: Inglemoor HS '06
Experience: 3L

Dale Silha on Demerath: "I expect great things from Marie this year. After spending most of the previous year with a shoulder injury, she is healthy once again. As our team captain, Marie has really helped bring this team together."

2008-09: Demerath added three more singles wins in 2008-09, bringing her career singles win total to 27. That total ranks seventh all-time at Eastern and Demerath needs five wins in 2009-10 to move up to sixth all-time. Demerath teamed up with Caitlin Bampton for two doubles victories and with Amanda Mankovits for eight wins. The doubles tandem of Demerath and Mankovits finished with 18 career victories which ranks second all-time at Eastern.

2007-08: Demerath finished the 2007-08 season with 24 career singles wins, seventh best in Eagle history. She had 11 of those in 2008, which ties for ninth-highest total in Eagle annals. Demerath ran off a seven-match singles winning streak from Feb. 20-March 26. In a 5-2 Big Sky Conference win at Portland State, she finished off the day's action with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Demerath also teamed with Sarah Leuenberger for an 8-4 doubles win earlier that day. A 6-2, 7-6 singles win completed a 5-2 road victory over Gonzaga. Demerath and Leuenberger put together one of the best doubles performances by an Eagle duo in 2008 with an 8-0 whitewashing of Idaho State's No. 2 pair. That was the only 8-0 win for an Eastern doubles team against NCAA Division I competition in 2008. Demerath also had a perfect singles and doubles day in a 6-1 win over Northern Colorado; her singles victory came by convincing 6-1, 6-2 scores.

2006-07: Demerath nearly tied the school record in singles victories with 13 (Kasey Knox had 14 that year). Demerath and Amanda Mankovits teamed for 10 doubles wins that year to tie for seventh in Eagle history in that category; that total also is eighth for career wins. She had a perfect day in helping Eastern to a 4-3 win over Northern Colorado. Demerath also claimed singles and doubles victories in EWU's 5-2 defeat of Montana. She and Mankovits went 3-0 in a three-day span versus Montana, Montana State and Lewis-Clark State. Demerath earned Big Sky Conference Player of the Week accolades after helping EWU to 4-3 wins over Weber State and Utah State and a 7-0 whitewashing of Idaho State. After tasting a loss her first doubles match of that stretch, she went undefeated the rest of the weekend in both singles and doubles play. Against Utah State, she and Mankovits pulled out a 9-8 victory, while Demerath rallied from behind for a dramatic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 singles victory to clinch Eastern's 5-2 win. She ended the campaign riding a five-match singles winning streak.

Personal: Demerath was born Feb. 16, 1988, in Bacolod City, Philippines. She is the daughter of Glen and Jane Demerath and is majoring in communication studies with an emphasis in public relations.


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