September 22, 2013

Women’s Tennis Opens Fall Season At Boise State’s Jack Taylor Classic

Eastern took on a number of the Pacific Northwest's top teams this past weekend

The Eastern Washington women's tennis team made its debut this weekend at Boise State's Jack Taylor Classic in Boise, Idaho, kicking off its Fall season against some of the Pacific Northwest's top competition.

Junior Alexis Filliol and freshmen Erin Blessing and Dani Young recorded wins in the singles flights, pacing a young Eagles' squad that is trying to get its legs back after a summer spent working on technique.

"It was good to get the Fall season started and get some matches under our belt," head coach Dustin Hinson said. "These tournaments are about getting back into playing shape and finding things to work on. I saw some good things out there from each of our players, along with some things we will work on in preparation for upcoming matches."

Blessing picked up a win in the first round of the Orange flight Friday, Sept. 20, edging out Weber State's Nittaya Phonharath 7-5, 7-6 (3). Filliol and Young won their consolation matches in the Orange flight, beating Utah State's Amber Stuhlman (6-4, 6-2) and Seattle's Jacqueline Jacques (7-5, 6-3), respectively.

After advancing through the first round, Blessing took the opening set from Utah State's Kallie Sperry before dropping the second and third sets. 

Eastern continues its Fall schedule on the first weekend of October at the Cougar Challenge in Pullman, Wash.

Friday, Sept. 20

Blue Flight Singles | Main Draw
Paulina Lopez (MSU) def. Moira Hedberg 6-3, 7-6 (4)
   
Blue Flight Singles | First-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Kristi Elmer (WEB) def. Moira Hedberg 6-1, 2-0, ret
   
Orange Flight Singles | Main Draw
Erin Blessing def. Nittaya Phonharath (WEB) 7-5, 7-6 (3)
Kallie Sperry (USU) def. Erin Blessing 5-7, 6-2, 6-1
Bobbi Oshiro (BSU) def. Alexis Filliol 6-0, 6-0
Thais Kurer (WEB) def. Katrina Domingo 7-6 (5), 6-3
Sara Brown (BSU) def. Dani Young 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
   
Orange Flight Singles | First-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Alexis Filliol def. Amber Stuhlman (USU) 6-4, 6-2
Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) def. Katrina Domingo 6-0, 5-4, ret
Dani Young def. Jacqueline Jacques (SU) 7-5, 6-3
   
White Flight Singles | Main Draw
Carly Lloyd (WEB) def. Brittany Ellingsen 6-4, 7-5
Lexi Turley (USU) def. Malieva Hedberg 6-1, 6-1
Gabi Villegas (MSU) def. Alyssa Nagai 6-1, 6-2
   
White Flight Singles | First-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Kristen James (SU) def. Brittany Ellingsen 6-1, 6-2
Lauren Schulte (WEB) def. Alyssa Nagai 6-2, 6-0
   
Blue Flight Doubles | Main Draw
Leenknecht/Luzina (WSU) def. Mo. Hedberg/Filliol Default
   
Orange Flight Doubles | Main Draw
Vosburgh/Brown (BSU) def. Young/Ma. Hedberg 8-4
   
White Flight Doubles | Main Draw
Rindlisbacher/Schulte (WEB) def. Nagai/Ellingsen 8-3
   

Saturday, Sept. 21

Orange Flight Singles | First-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) def. Alexis Filliol 6-2, 7-5
Cassidy Branstine (USU) def. Dani Young 6-1, 6-0
   
Orange Flight Singles | Second-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Belen Barcenilla (UI) def. Erin Blessing 6-4, 6-2
   
Blue Flight Doubles | First-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Lopez/Brycki (MSU) def. Mo. Hedberg/Filliol Default
   
Orange Flight Doubles | First-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Feenern/Weltzin (ISU) def. Young/Ma. Hedberg 8-3
   
White Flight Doubles | First-Round-Loss Consolation Draw
Bermudez (UI)/Sweet (USU) def. Nagai/Ellingsen 8-3
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