Women's Tennis Splits Pair Of Home Big Sky Matches

Cheney, Wash. - The Eastern Washington women's tennis team split a pair of home Big Sky matches this weekend, beating Idaho State before falling to Northern Arizona.

Eastern (3-8) upended the visiting Bengals, 4-3, on Friday, Mar. 7, before dropping a 5-2 decision to Northern Arizona on Saturday, Mar. 8.

"The girls fought hard and are gaining confidence," head coach Dustin Hinson said. "This team never lacks fight and effort, and I'm very proud of that."

On Friday, Eastern won the doubles point over Idaho State thanks to victories in the first and second positions. EWU's top three singles players also collected victories, edging the Bengals in a hard-fought match.

Moira Hedberg won her third consecutive match against ISU's top player 6-0, 6-2, while Dani Young was victorious in the No. 2 spot 7-6, 0-6, 6-4.

Erin Blessing sealed the win with a convincing victory in the third position 6-1, 6-4.

On Saturday, the duo of Blessing and Moira Hedberg won their doubles match but Northern Arizona was victorious in the No. 2 and No. 3 positions to steal the doubles point.

Malieva Hedberg was the only Eagle to win her singles match, besting NAU's No. 5 player 7-5, 7-5. Alyssa Nagai was credited for the win in the No. 6 position when the Lumberjacks' player retired.

Eastern is back in action on Tuesday, Mar. 11, at PAC-12 foe Washington State.

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