April 15, 2012

Eastern's Season Comes to an End with 6-1 Loss to Montana State

Freshman Chrissy Uriarte wins second-straight at No. 3 to finish conference season at an even .500

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team suffered a 6-1 loss to the Bobcats of Montana State to close out its 2012 campaign. Eastern concludes the year at 4-15 overall and 2-6 in Big Sky Conference action.

Although the team was unable to record a W, freshman Chrissy Uriarte picked up her second-straight victory at No. 3 singles, as she topped Wena Tsan, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). Uriarte was also the only Eagle to win a match on Friday against Montana. The rookie from Las Vegas, Nev., ended her season at 8-11 overall and an even 4-4 in league play.

Freshman Moira Hedberg got off to a strong start in her singles match at No. 1, winning the opening set, 6-4. But Hedberg was unable to sustain the edge in sets two and three, as Charlotta Hjalmarsson triumphed, 6-4, 7-5.

Hedberg, who played 18 of 19 matches at No. 1 singles, recorded the most wins of anyone on the squad in the 2012 season. She posted an overall record of 9-10 in her first year as an Eagle, while earning a 4-4 mark in Big Sky duals.

Uriarte and Hedberg also played a strong match together at No. 1 doubles. The Eagle duo forced a tiebreaker against Montana State's Hjalmarsson and Andrea De La Torre, but the Bobcats managed to eek out the win with a 9-8 (8-6) decision.

Junior Chelsea Patton came up just short in her match against Paulina Lopez Trevino at No. 2, falling 7-5, 6-4.

Juniors Kelsey Knight, Ryann Warner and Rocio Norena also lost in straight sets at Nos. 4, 5 and 6, respectively.

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