Eagles Post Highest Win Total in 15 Years

April 20, 2008

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday (April 19), defeating Lewis-Clark State 6-1 in the morning before falling to Idaho by the same score in the evening. Both matches took place in Lewiston, Idaho.

The Eagles (9-13) have now won nine matches this year, their most in 15 years. Since Eastern Washington joined the NCAA Division I ranks in 1984, the Eagles have only won more than nine matches on four occasions, in 1993 (10-8), 1989 (11-13), 1988 (11-14) and 1984 (16-8).

TThree Eagles won a pair of doubles matches on the day: Kasey Knox, Rachel Berger and Kerstyn Dolack.

In singles, Knox, Dolack, Marie Demerath, Berger and Judy Liening were victorious against their respective Lewis-Clark State opponents.

The Eagles (4-4 Big Sky Conference) now sets its sights on the Big Sky Conference Championship. First up for the fifth-seeded Eagles will be No. 4 Montana (8-11, 5-3 BSC) at 10 a.m. on Friday (April 25). The Gold River Racquet Club in Gold River, Calif., is hosting the Championship.

Eastern Washington vs Lewis-Clark State
4/19/08 at Lewiston, Idaho
Eastern Washington 6, Lewis-Clark State 1

Singles competition
1. Kasey Knox (EWU) def. Jamie Chan (LCSC) 6-1, 6-2
2. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) def. Kaylan Crane (LCSC) 6-2, 6-2
3. Marie Demerath (EWU) def. Alyson Peck (LCSC) 6-4, 6-3
4. Megan Smedley (LCSC) def. Amanda Mankovits (EWU) 7-5, retired
5. Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Mei Fong (LCSC) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4)
6. Judy Liening (EWU) def. Elaine Lee (LCSC) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Kasey Knox/Amanda Mankovits (EWU) def. Jamie Chan/Mei Fong (LCSC) 8-3
2. Sarah Leuenberger/Marie Demerath (EWU) def. Megan Smedley/Alyson Peck (LCSC) 8-3
3. Kerstyn Dolack/Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Chelsea Gay/Kaylan Crane (LCSC) 8-3

Match Notes:
Eastern Washington 9-12
Lewis-Clark State 8-9

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Eastern Washington vs Idaho
4/19/08 at Lewiston, Idaho
Idaho 6, Eastern Washington 1

Singles competition
1. Silvia Irimescu (UI) def. Kasey Knox (EWU) 6-2, 7-5
2. Barbara Maciocha (UI) def. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Yvette Ly (UI) def. Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) 6-1, 6-0
4. Alexandra Ulesanu (UI) def. Marie Demerath (EWU) 7-6, 6-4
5. Natalie Kirch (UI) def. Rachel Berger (EWU) 7-5, 6-4
6. Jana Siwa (UI) def. Heather Handwerk (EWU) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Kasey Knox/Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) def. Laura Leoni/Silvia Irimescu (UI) 8-3
2. Yvette Ly/Alexandra Ulesanu (UI) def. Marie Demerath/Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) 8-6
3. Rachel Berger/Judy Liening (EWU) def. Natalie Kirch/Barbara Maciocha (UI) 9-7

Match Notes:
Eastern Washington 9-13
Idaho 16-9

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