January 30, 2007

Dolack Earns Big Sky Women's Tennis Player of the Week Honors

Jan. 30, 2007

Eastern Washington University women's tennis player Kerstyn Dolack has been named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after some outstanding performances last week. The junior went 2-1 in both singles and doubles play in matches at Air Force, Northern Colorado and Colorado State.

 

In doubles play, she teamed up with Kasey Knox at the No. 1 position to defeat Northern Colorado's Tabatha Knop and Christina Shelly, 8-6, in Eastern's first conference match of the season. The tandem also defeated Laura Neal and Lauren Strasburger of Colorado State, 8-5, while falling to Air Force's Liz Walker and Lauren Wilson by a close 8-6 margin.

 

Dolack played No. 3 singles her first two matches of the week and earned a pair of straight-set victories, topping Walker, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6), and Meredith Krystofik of Northern Colorado, 7-5, 6-3. She then moved up to the second slot her final match of the three-match trip to the Centennial State, but dropped a 6-2, 6-1 decision to Colorado State's Laura Neal.

 

The honor is Dolack's first. Last year, Knox won the award twice and Rachel Berger earned accolades once. Prior to 2006, the last time an Eagle achieved the honor was in 2002.

 

Dolack previously played forward for the Eagles soccer team from 2003-05 and saw action in 51 games, scoring four goals and adding four assists.

 

The Eagles return to action on Feb. 9, playing host to Big Sky Conference favorite and 63rd-ranked Sacramento State (0-1). First serve is slated for 1 p.m.

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