Berger Ties School Win Record

April 11, 2009

Rachel Berger of the Eastern Washington University women's tennis team tied the school record for career singles wins with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory during Eastern's match with Seattle University on Saturday afternoon (April 11). The victory was her 40th, and she now shares the top spot with Tina Dlouhy (1993-96).

The win, however, was not enough to propel the Eagles to a victory today, as the Redhawks outlasted Eastern by a 4-3 score. Also, that morning saw Portland take on the Eagles (8-12) and come away with a 5-1 victory.

In addition to Berger's record-setting performance, another bright spot today was the play of Amanda Mankovits. Against the Pilots, she earned Eastern's lone point with a 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 3. She then teamed with Marie Demerath for an 8-6 win on court one against the Redhawks before claiming a 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 win in No. 1 singles.

Against Seattle University, Heather Handwerk also picked up a victory, outlasting her opponent on court six, 4-6, 6-4, (10-8).

The Eagles now look ahead to their final two regular-season matches of the season. The team will play Idaho in Moscow at 3 p.m. on Tuesday (April 14) before hosting Gonzaga at 3 p.m. on Wednesday (April 15).

Portland vs Eastern Washington
Apr 11, 2009 at Cheney, Wash.
Portland 5, Eastern Washington 1

Singles competition

1. PFLIBSEN, Lacey (UP) def. Demerath, Marie (EWU-W) 6-4, 6-4
2. SPORNDLI, Megan (UP) def. Berger, Rachel (EWU-W) 6-1, 6-4
3. Mankovits, Amanda (EWU-W) def. TANZER, Jenna (UP) 6-4, 6-4
4. FUCHS, Stephanie (UP) def. Bampton, Caitlin (EWU-W) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
5. DOOLITTLE, Stefanie (UP) def. Liening, Judy (EWU-W) 6-0, 6-1
6. GULLICKSON, Anna (UP) def. King, Kasie (EWU-W) 7-6 (7-2), 6-7 (6-8), 1-0 (18-16)

Portland 7-10
Eastern Washington 8-11
Order of finish: Singles (2,3,1,5,4,6)
Doubles matches were not contested.

Seattle University vs Eastern Washington
Apr 11, 2009 at Cheney, Wash.
Seattle University 4, Eastern Washington 3

Singles competition

1. Mankovits, Amanda (EWU-W) def. OHNO, Ariel (SU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-2
2. Berger, Rachel (EWU-W) def. JENKS, Audree (SU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
3. FLECKENSTEIN, Nicole (SU) def. Bampton, Caitlin (EWU-W) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4
4. CHENG, Whitney (SU) def. King, Kasie (EWU-W) 6-2, 6-2
5. SCHWAB, Katrina (SU) def. Liening, Judy (EWU-W) 6-2, 6-3
6. Handwerk, Heather (EWU-W) def. SUGIMOTO, Aya (SU) 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)

Doubles competition
1. MANKOVITS, Amanda/DEMERATH, Marie (EWU-W) def. JENKS, Audree/FLECKENSTEIN, Nicole (SU) 8-6
2. OHNO, Ariel/CHENG, Whitney (SU) def. BERGER, Rachel/LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) 8-2
3. SCHWAB, Katrina/PETERSON, Mikalea (SU) def. KING, Kasie/BAMPTON, Caitlin (EWU-W) 8-4

Seattle University 5-5
Eastern Washington 8-12
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (4,2,1,3,5,6)

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