Rachel Berger
Rachel Berger
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hermiston, Ore.
High School: Hermiston HS '05
Experience: 3L

2008: Berger will enter the 2009 campaign with 32 career singles wins, the fourth-highest total in EWU annals. She had 12 in 2008, tied for the third-most ever recorded by an Eagle in a season. She also teamed up with Kerstyn Dolack for 11 doubles wins in 2008, tied for second on that list. The duo had 14 career victories, tied for second-best on that chart. Berger was also successful on the academic side of the ledger, earning mention to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. She won 8-of-9 singles matches from Feb. 16-March 26. In doubles, she and Dolack put together a six-match winning streak from Feb. 16-March 8. In a pivotal 5-2 road win over Portland State, Berger clinched the team victory with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 singles win. She clinched a 5-2 road win over Gonzaga, as well, with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

2007: Berger earned All-Academic honors from the Big Sky Conference. She tied the match with Utah State, 2-2, with a 7-5, 6-4 victory (the Eagles went on to win 5-2). In a 7-0 defeat of Idaho State, she won to move to 6-2 in her last eight singles matches. Berger finished her season with clutch wins in Eastern's heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Montana in the Big Sky quarterfinals. She and Kerstyn Dolack won 8-6 to clinch Eastern the doubles point before Berger prevailed 6-4, 7-6 in singles to earn the Eagles a 3-2 lead.

2006: After an outstanding season, the freshman earned All-Big Sky Conference honorable mention accolades. Berger won her first collegiate match with an impressive 6-4, 5-7, (10-6) victory over Washington State's Aleksandra Stefanova, becoming EWU's first Big Sky Player of the Week since 2002 in the process. Berger would go on to win her first four contests. A dramatic 9-8 doubles win with Kasey Knox helped the Eagles defeat Idaho State, 5-2. After moving up to the second position, she throttled Gonzaga's Erin Humphrey, 6-1, 6-0. Berger rallied for a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles in a Big Sky quarterfinal match versus Idaho State.

Personal: Berger was born June 9, 1987, in Redmond, Wash. She is the daughter of Curt and Roxane Berger and is majoring in psychology.

View: Mobile | Desktop