Eagles Close Conference Play with 5-2 Loss at Montana
April 12, 2008
The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team fell to Montana in a road Big Sky Conference match on Saturday morning (April 12) by a 5-2 score.
The two Eagles to claim singles wins today were Kasey Knox and Rachel Berger. Knox rallied for an impressive 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 comeback win at No. 1, while Berger swept a 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 decision on court six. Those victories cut Montana's lead to 3-2.
The Eagles finish the Big Sky regular season with a 4-4 mark. Eastern Washington has gone 8-7 in league contests the past two seasons. By comparison, the previous eight Eagle squads attained a cumulative total of eight league wins (8-48).
Eastern Washington (8-11) will play three non-conference matches to close out the 2008 regular season. The Eagles will play host to Hawai'i (2-15) to finish out their home schedule at 2 p.m. on Tuesday (April 15) before heading to Moscow, Idaho, to take on Idaho and Lewis-Clark State four days later.
The Big Sky Championship will take place from April 25-27 in Gold River, Calif., just outside of Sacramento. Eastern Washington has clinched a spot in the tournament.
Eastern Washington vs Montana
4/12/08 at Missoula, Mont.
Montana 5, Eastern Washington 2
1. Kasey Knox (EWU) def. Liz Walker (UM) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
2. Mari Castello (UM) def. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Danni Paulson (UM) def. Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4
4. Martyna Nowak (UM) def. Amanda Mankovits (EWU) 5-7, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0
5. Rebecca Bran (UM) def. Marie Demerath (EWU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Kayla Moyse (UM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
1. Liz Walker/Mari Castello (UM) def. Kasey Knox/Amanda Mankovits (EWU) 8-2
2. Rebecca Bran/Jessica Souza (UM) def. Sarah Leuenberger/Marie Demerath (EWU) 8-5
3. Martyna Nowak/Danni Paulson (UM) def. Kerstyn Dolack/Rachel Berger (EWU) 8-4
Eastern Washington 8-11, 4-4 BSC
Montana 6-10, 3-2 BSC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,2,6,1,4,3)