April 24, 2007
Eastern Washington University women's tennis player Kasey Knox was named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week after breaking the school record for singles victories in a season on Sunday (April 22).
The junior earned wins over the No. 1 players from Lewis-Clark State and Idaho to push her spring win total to 14, two ahead of the old school record she had shared with five different players. Knox defeated LCSC's Maria Resende, 6-2, 6-2, and Patricia Ruman of Idaho, 6-2, 6-4.
The West Richland, Wash., native also teamed up with Iliana Petrova for an 8-7 win at No. 1 doubles over Jamie Chan and Resende of Lewis-Clark State and finished the week's play a combined 3-0.
Even more impressively, each of her 14 wins has come in the No. 1 position. She is 14-8 in the spring and, including her fall results, 17-10 overall in 2006-07. Complete match-by-match statistics for Knox and the rest of the Eagles can be found on the right column of the main women's tennis page.
Eastern's 6-1 victory over Lewis-Clark State earned the school its eighth win of the season, the most attained by an Eastern squad since the 1993 team went 10-8.
This is Knox's third POW award, as she earned honors twice last year.
Knox and the fourth-seeded Eagles (8-14) next play No. 5 Montana (5-16) in a Big Sky Conference quarterfinal contest at 2 p.m. on Friday (April 27). Every match of the tournament will be played at the Gold River Racquet Club in Gold River, Calif.