EWU Competes At Washington State's Cougar Classic

Pullman, Wash. – The Eastern Washington women's tennis team continued its Fall schedule this weekend, competing agianst some familiar foes at the Cougar Challenge at Washington State.

Playing in the top flight, freshman Dani Young rebounded from a first-round defeat to win the consolation bracket. She defeate Seattle's Sarah Lucas (6-2, 2-6 (10-7) before beating teammate sophomore Moira Hedberg (4-6, 6-2 (10-8)) in the final round. Hedberg defeated Anna Lambert of Seattle (6-2, 6-3) to reach the consolation semfinals.

Freshman Katrina Domingo won her first match in the second flight, defeating Seattle's Jacqueline Jacques (6-3, 6-4). Fellow freshman Erin Blessing dropped her first-round match but came back to win the consolation bracket, upending two players from Seattle in impressive fashion, dropping a total of four sets in the two matches.

Hedberg and sophomore Chrissy Uriarte picked up the Eagles' lone doubles win, edging out a duo from Seattle, 8-4.

The Eagles will wrap up their Fall slate at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships beginning Saturday, Oct. 19, in Stanford, Calif.

Flight 1 Singles

Alejandra Lozano (UI) def. Dani Young 6-2, 6-0
Maria Biryukova (WSU) def. Moira Hedberg 6-2, 6-1
Young def. Sarah Lucas (SU) 6-2, 2-6 (10-7)
Mo. Hedberg def. Anna Lambert (SU) 6-2, 6-3
Young def. Mo. Hedberg 4-6, 6-2 (10-8)

Flight 2 Singles

Lize Leenknecht (WSU) def. Erin Blessing 6-2, 6-3
Katrina Domingo def. Jacqueline Jacques (SU) 6-3, 6-4
Galina Bykova (UI) def. Domingo 6-1, 6-1
Rita Bermudez (UI) def. Domingo 3-6, 6-4 (10-5)
Blessing def. Kailyn Skjonsby (SU) 6-1, 6-1
Blessing def. Kristen James (SU) 6-2, 6-0

Flight 3 Singles

Belen Barcenilla (UI) def. Brittany Ellingsen 6-1, 6-0
Samantha Garrard (SU) def. Malieva Hedberg 6-2, 6-3
Dayna Bennett (SU) def. Ellingsen 6-4, 3-6 (10-3)
Ma. Hedberg def. Sophie Vickers (UI) Def.
Dayna Bennett (SU) def. Ma. Hedberg 6-4, 4-6 (10-4)
Ellingsen def. Sophie Vickers (UI) Def.

Flight 1 Doubles

Leenknecht/Luzina (WSU) def. Hedberg/Uriarte 8-5
Lozano/Sanz (UI) def. Young/Domingo 8-6
Leenknecht/Luzina (WSU) def. Young/Domingo 5-0 (Ret.)
Hedberg/Uriarte def. James/Lambert (SU) 8-4
Ognjenovic/Lucas (WSU/SU) def. Hedberg/Uriarte 8-7 (8-6)
James/Lambert (SU) def. Young/Domingo Def.
Hedberg/Uriarte def. Young/Domingo Def.
Lozano/Sanz (UI) def. Hedberg/Uriarte 8-2
Ognjenovic/Lucas (WSU/SU) def. Young/Domingo Def.

Flgiht 2 Doubles

Weissman/Skjonsby (SU) def. Blessing/Filliol Def.
Barcenilla/Bermudez (UI) def. Ellingsen/Hedberg 8-2
Biryukova/Musilovich (WSU) def. Blessing/Filliol Def.
Garrard/Bennet (SU) def. Ellingsen/Hedberg 8-4
Biryukova/Musilovich (WSU) def. Ellingsen/Hedberg 8-0
Barcenilla/Bermudez (UI) def. Blessing/Filliol Def.
Ellingsen/Hedberg def. Blessing/Filliol Def.
Ellingsen/Hedberg def. Weissman/Skjonsby (SU) Def.
Garrard/Bennet (SU) def. Blessing/Filliol Def.
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