March 11, 2007

Eagles Earn Third Win of Season, Defeat Lewis-Clark State

March 11, 2007

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team completed a stretch of three matches in three days with a perfect 7-0 defeat of Lewis-Clark State on Sunday afternoon (March 11).

To set the tone, Eastern swept all three doubles matches for just the second time this season (first doing so in a 4-3 win at Northern Colorado on Jan. 27). The initial doubles team off the court was EWU's No. 1 tandem of Rachel Berger and Iliana Petrova, who defeated Jamie Chan and Maria Resende, 8-3.

At No. 3, Marie Demerath and Amanda Mankovits completed a 3-0 weekend with an 8-2 win over Kaylan Crane and Caity Jones. The sweep was completed when Kerstyn Dolack and Kasey Knox defeated Shefat Baishakhi and Courtney Childers, 8-3.

Knox quickly dispatched Resende, 6-1, 6-1, on the first court to move Eastern's lead to 2-0 and Mankovits made it 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-3 defeat of Jones on the fourth court. The victory was secured when Berger toppled Chan, 6-2, 6-2 at 3.

Dolack continued the perfect stretch with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Baishakhi on the second court. Demerath quickly defeated Alyson Peck, 6-1, 6-0, on the fifth court in the biggest win of the day for the Eagles and Sayaka Yoshimoto, in her first appearance since Feb. 9, ended the day with a 6-3, 6-1 victory at 6 over Childers.

The Eagles head to the state of Oregon next weekend to play a pair of matches. First up is No. 26 Oregon, the highest-ranked team on Eastern's schedule, for a 10 a.m. match on Friday (March 16). The Ducks are 8-4, 1-2 in Pacific-10 play. The most recent set of results has Portland with a 6-3 record, although the Pilots have five additional matches on their schedule before facing the Eagles at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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Lewis-Clark State at Eastern Washington
Eastern Washington 7, Lewis-Clark State 0
March 11, 2007, at Cheney, Wash.

Singles competition
1. Kasey Knox (EWU) def. Maria Resende (LCSC), 6-1, 6-1
2. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) vs. Shefat Baishakhi (LCSC), 6-2, 6-1
3. Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Jamie Chan (LCSC), 6-2, 6-2
4. Amanda Mankovits (EWU) def. Caity Jones (LCSC), 6-0, 6-3
5. Marie Demerath (EWU) vs. Alyson Peck (LCSC), 6-1, 6-0
6. Sayaka Yoshimoto (EWU) vs. Courtney Childers (LCSC), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Rachel Berger/Iliana Petrova (EWU) def. Jamie Chan/Maria Resende (LCSC), 8-3
2. Kerstyn Dolack/Kasey Knox (EWU) def. Shefat Baishakhi/Courtney Childers (LCSC), 8-3
3. Marie Demerath/Amanda Mankovits (EWU) def. Kaylan Crane/Caity Jones (LCSC), 8-2

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,3,2,5,6)

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