The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team battled Montana State for the final Big Sky Conference Tournament spot, but ended up dropping the match 4-3 Saturday (April 17) at the BATC Outdoors in Bozeman, Mont.
The Eagles won the doubles point as they picked up victories on the No. 1 and No. 2 courts but only won two out of six singles matches. Kelsey Knight picked up the victory in No. 3 singles as did Ryann Warner on the No. 6 court.
With the loss, the Eagles move to 4-4 in the Big Sky and finish just outside the top four Big Sky Conference Tournament spots. Montana State locked up the fourth and final spot with the win.
Montana State 4, Eastern Washington 3
Apr 17, 2010 at Bozeman, Mont. (BATC-Outdoors)
1. GRIFFIN, Ali (MSU) def. BAMPTON, Caitlin (EWU-W) 7-5, 6-4
2. VILLEGAS, Laura (MSU) def. DEMERATH, Marie (EWU-W) 6-0, 6-1
3. KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) def. HJALMARSSON, Char. (MSU) 7-5, 6-3
4. DE LA TORRE, Andrea (MSU) def. PATTON, Chelsea (EWU-W) 6-3, 6-2
5. COLL, Jennifer (MSU) def. LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 (7-2)
6. WARNER, Ryann (EWU-W) def. FAIRBOTHAM, Lucy (MSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
1. BAMPTON, Caitlin/KNIGHT, Kelsey (EWU-W) def. GRIFFIN, Ali/VILLEGAS, Laura (MSU) 8-5
2. DEMERATH, Marie/LIENING, Judy (EWU-W) def. COLL, Jennifer/DE LA TORRE, Andrea (MSU) 8-3
3. HJALMARSSON, Char./FAIRBOTHAM, Lucy (MSU) def. PATTON, Chelsea/WARNER, Ryann (EWU-W) 8-6
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,4,6,1,3,5)