April 5, 2009
The Eastern Washington University men's tennis team defeated Scottsdale Community College in a Sunday afternoon (April 5) match, 6-1.
The win moved Eastern's record to 13-8 on the season, and this Eagle squad is now tied for the third-winningest team in school history, dating to 1984 (records were incomplete prior to that season). Last year's team was 18-7, the 2007 squad went 14-12 and the 1985 team was 13-10.
Three Eagles claimed wins in both singles and doubles play today: Nico Riego de Dios, Pannhara Mam and Daniel Pez. Riego de Dios teamed with Kyle Schraeder for an 8-4 doubles win before Riego de Dios crafted a 6-2, 6-2 singles victory.
Mam and Pez teamed up for an 8-3 doubles win, while Mam won his singles contest after leading 6-1, 3-6, 4-1 when his opponent retired. Pez had a convincing 6-1, 6-2 singles victory.
The Eagles wrap up their home schedule with a pair of pivotal matches this week. First, Eastern Washington takes on Gonzaga in the second on the rivals' annual home-and-home series (EWU prevailed on Feb. 14 in Spokane on 6-1). Then, the Eagles take on Portland State in its final Big Sky Conference match of the season.
The matches take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday (April 8 and 10), respectively. Cooperating weather will see the matches take place at the Sports and Recreation tennis courts, while inclement or cold weather will cause the contests to be played at the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse, located directly to the south of Reese Court.
Eastern Washington vs Scottsdale CC
Apr 05, 2009 at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Eastern Washington 6, Scottsdale CC 1
1. Mam, Pannhara (EWU-M) def. MILLAN, Javier (SCC) 6-1, 3-6, 4-1, retired
2. Riego de Dios, Nico (EWU-M) def. O'GRADY, Shawn (SCC) 6-2, 6-2
3. McGUFFIN, Tyson (SCC) def. Schraeder, Kyle (EWU-M) 7-5, 6-3
4. Karas, Art (EWU-M) def. POLAK, Pavel (SCC) 6-1, 6-2
5. Pez, Daniel (EWU-M) def. LAURA, Luis (SCC) 6-1, 6-2
6. Henninger, Chad (EWU-M) def. WALTZ, Andrew (SCC) 6-1, 7-5
1. RIEGO DE DIOS, Nico/SCHRAEDER, Kyle (EWU-M) def. MILLAN, Javier/O'GRADY, Shawn (SCC) 8-4
2. PEZ, Daniel/MAM, Pannhara (EWU-M) def. WALTZ, Andrew/PLASENCIA, Daniel (SCC) 8-3
3. LAURA, Luis/POLAK, Pavel (SCC) def. ANDERSON, Kevin/KARAS, Art (EWU-M) 8-7 (7-5)
Eastern Washington 13-8