Eagles Move to 2-2 with Wins over Nevada, Whitman

Feb. 2, 2008

The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team (2-2) won both of its matches on Saturday (Feb. 2), defeating Nevada in the morning, 5-2, and Whitman in the evening, 7-0.

After the Eagles earned the doubles point over Nevada (1-2), clinching it with an 8-6 win at No. 1 by Pannhara Mam and Kyle Schraeder, the Wolf Pack quickly tied the contest 1-1.

At that point, four straight straight-set wins for Eastern put the match in the win column for the Eagles. Schraeder and Nico Riego de Dios had the most dominating singles victories, as Schraeder won 6-4, 6-3 on the second court and Riego de Dios was victorious, 6-3, 6-4, on court three.

Eastern Washington quickly made it a perfect day by sweeping all seven points of its contest with Whitman (0-3). The Eagles took 2-of-3 doubles contests to earn momentum and the all-important doubles point and then sailed through the singles matches, winning each in two sets apiece.

Art Karas had the most dominating singles victory, as he had a 6-0, 6-2 win on court four. In doubles, Mam and Schraeder contributed an 8-2 win over Whitman's top doubles team.

The Eagles will have next week off from competition before playing host to local rival Gonzaga at 5 p.m. on Feb. 12. The Bulldogs are 1-3 and will play Whitman on Sunday (Feb. 3) in its only contest prior to meeting the Eagles.

Nevada vs Eastern Washington
2/2/08 at Cheney, Wash.
Eastern Washington 5, Nevada 2

Singles competition
1. Laurent Garcin (UN) def. Pannhara Mam (EWU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Alex Daruty (UN) 6-4, 6-3
3. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Kristian Kuharszky (UN) 6-3, 6-4
4. Art Karas (EWU) def. Guerin Smith (UN) 7-6 (11-9), 6-3
5. Daniel Pez (EWU) def. Gabe Kanzelmeyer (UN) 6-3, 7-5
6. Augustin Myard (UN) def. Patrick Millican (EWU) 1-6, 7-6, 1-0 (10-8)

Doubles competition
1. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Laurent Garcin/Alex Daruty (UN) 8-6
2. Augustin Myard/Gabe Kanzelmeyer (UN) def. Jonathan Davis/Patrick Millican (EWU) 8-6
3. Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Guerin Smith/Kristian Kuharszky (UN) 8-2

Match Notes:
Nevada 1-2
Eastern Washington 1-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,3,4,5,6)

Whitman vs Eastern Washington
2/2/2008 at Cheney, Wash.
Eastern Washington 7, Whitman 0

Singles competition
1. Pannhara Mam (EWU) def. Matthew Solomon (WC) 6-2, 6-2
2. Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Daniel Solomon (WC) 6-2, 6-4
3. Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) def. Jake Cappel (WC) 6-1, 6-3
4. Art Karas (EWU) def. Chris Bailey (WC) 6-0, 6-2
5. Daniel Pez (EWU) def. Dan Wilson (WC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Jonathan Davis (EWU) def. Jasper Follows (WC) 7-6, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Pannhara Mam/Kyle Schraeder (EWU) def. Daniel Solomon/Matthew Solomon (WC) 8-2
2. Jonathan Davis/Patrick Millican (EWU) def. Jake Cappel/Nadeem Kassam (WC) 8-6
3. Justin Hayashi/Jasper Follows (WC) def. Art Karas/Nico Riego de Dios (EWU) 9-8

Match Notes:
Whitman 0-3
Eastern Washington 2-2
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,4,1,2,5,6)

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