Bulldogs Best Eagles 6-1

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team battled local rival Gonzaga, but ended up dropping the match 6-1 Monday (April 12) at the Thorpe Fieldhouse in Cheney, Wash.

The two teams had matched-up earlier in the season, with the Bulldogs sweeping the Eagles in Spokane on Feb. 6.

Chelsea Patton defeated Sophie Lantta on the No. 4 singles court 6-2, 6-2 to give the Eagles their lone point of the match. The victory is Patton's tenth of the season and her second in a row.

Caitlin Bampton and Kelsey Knight picked up a victory in No. 1 doubles, their ninth of the season and third in a row.

"I am pleased with the way the team fought and battled tonight," said associate head coach Dale Silha. "Every court had a tough match with long rallies and points. We need to keep that type of intensity as we prepare for our conference match with Montana State this coming weekend."

The Eagles match at Idaho on Tuesday April 13 has been cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled for early next week.

Gonzaga 6, Eastern Washington 1
Apr 12, 2010 at Eastern Washington University (Thorpe Fieldhouse)

Singles competition
1. MEHNDIRATTA, Rika (GON) def. BAMPTON, Caitlin (EWU-W) 6-1, 6-4
2. ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) def. DEMERATH, Marie (EWU-W) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
3. TEITZEL, Prue (GON) def. KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) 7-5, 3-6, 6-4
4. PATTON, Chelsea (EWU-W) def. LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 6-2, 6-2
5. DODGE, Clare (GON) def. LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
6. TABB, Jackie (GON) def. WARNER, Ryann (EWU-W) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. BAMPTON, Caitlin/KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) def. MEHNDIRATTA, Rika/FARMER, Danielle (GON) 8-3
2. DODGE, Clare/ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) def. DEMERATH, Marie/LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) 8-6
3. TABB, Jackie/LANTTA, Sophie (GON) def. PATTON, Chelsea/SILHA, Alix (EWU-W) 8-3

Match Notes
Gonzaga 13-5
Eastern Washington 10-10 (4-3 BSC)

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