Eastern's match on Sunday versus CSULA canceled due to heavy rain in So Cal
The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team was able to play just one of two scheduled matches over the weekend due to squally weather in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Eagles opened their spring break trip with a match against the Rams of Colorado State on Saturday (March 19) in Fullerton, Calif. Eastern dropped the match to CSU, 7-0. Eastern's next match, scheduled for Sunday (March 20), against Cal State L.A. was rained out.
With the loss on Saturday to Colorado State, Eastern fell to 5-12 in the 2011 campaign. The Rams earned the early advantage in the match after sweeping the doubles contests. Colorado State then clinched the match with three quick victories at No. 1, 5 and 6 singles, but Eastern put up a strong fight in the final three matches of the day.
At No. 2 singles, junior Nefeli Diamanti won her first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (7-3). She dropped the second set, 6-1 and then just barely lost the third by a score of 1-0 (11-9). Sophomore Ryann Warner also forced three sets in her match against Veronika Wojakowska at No. 4 singles. Warner lost the first set, 6-3, but charged back to win the second with a quick 6-2 decision. The decisive third set was a tight affair, but Wojakowska prevailed, 6-4.
The Eagles will next play Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday (March 23) at 2 p.m. The Eagles are also trying to negotiate a new time to play CSULA. Check the women's tennis schedule on www.goeags.com for updates on these matches, as well as scores and recaps.