Eagles Toppled by No. 42 Boise State

Feb. 9, 2008

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team is in the midst of a challenging stretch to start its 2008 campaign, as the Eagles are playing four straight nationally-ranked opponents. On Saturday, Eastern Washington dropped its third of that stretch to 42nd-ranked Boise State, 7-0.

The visiting Eagles had its best doubles performance this morning on court three, as Sarah Leuenberger and Marie Demerath lost to Bianca Jochimsen and Klaudia Wlodarczyk, 8-3. The No. 1 match saw Boise State's 40th-ranked pair of Polina Kokoulina and Pichittra Thongdach outlast Kasey Knox and Amanda Mankovits, 8-2.

In singles play, Knox fell on court one, 6-1, 6-4, to Thongdoch, while the No. 3 match saw No. 81 Jochimsen defeat Leuenberger, 6-1, 6-3.

The Eagles will wrap up the weekend with an 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time match versus No. 67 Utah. That contest will also take place in Boise, Idaho. The Utes are 3-1 and will take on Boise State at 4 p.m. tonight.

Eastern Washington vs Boise State
2/9/08 at Boise, Idaho
#42 Boise State 7, Eastern Washington 0

Singles competition
1. Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Kasey Knox (EWU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Polina Kokoulina (BSU) def. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) 6-1, 6-0
3. #81 Bianca Jochimsen (BSU) def. Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Amanda Mankovits (EWU) 6-1, 6-3
5. Stacey Housley (BSU) def. Rachel Berger (EWU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Laura Baum (BSU) def. Marie Demerath (EWU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #40 Polina Kokoulina/Pichittra Thongdach (BSU) def. Kasey Knox/Amanda Mankovits (EWU) 8-2
2. Laura Baum/Jana Mackova (BSU) def. Kerstyn Dolack/Rachel Berger (EWU) 8-1
3. Bianca Jochimsen/Klaudia Wlodarczyk (BSU) def. Sarah Leuenberger/Marie Demerath (EWU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Eastern Washington 0-3
Boise State 1-1; National ranking #42

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