Sept. 30, 2006
Eastern Washington University's top-seeded players both advanced to the quarterfinal round as the Eagles were 7-7 in singles matches on the first day Friday (Sept. 29) of the Red Lion Invitational Men's Tennis Tournament at the EWU Sports and Recreation Center.
Second-seeded Pannhara Mam and seventh-seeded Kyle Schraeder both advanced with straight-set victories in the second round. Both sophomores, Mam and Schraeder received byes in the first round in which Eastern recorded five victories.
Last year as freshmen, Mam and Schraeder held down Eastern's top two positions and combined for a 12-7 record as the school's No. 1 doubles team. Mam, a graduate of McKay High School in Salem, Ore., was 12-5 in singles competition last year. Schraeder, who is from Sumner, Wash., and graduated from Auburn Riverside High School, was 9-9.
The tournament continues Saturday and concludes on Sunday.