April 15, 2009
The Eastern Washington University women’s tennis team fell to Gonzaga 6-1 on Wednesday afternoon (April 15) to wrap up its regular season with an 8-14 record. The Eagles now look ahead to a Big Sky Conference quarterfinal match, to be played on April 24.
Prior to the match, Eastern’s senior class of Amanda Mankovits, Rachel Berger and Heather Handwerk was honored. Berger has tallied 41 singles wins in her career to set the school record, while Mankovits has 34, tied for fourth in that category. Handwerk has won four matches in limited action the last two years.
The past four years, the Eagles as a team have made a significant move forward, going 33-55, 13-16 in Big Sky play, a vast improvement on the previous four years (7-59, 3-28 BSC).
In today’s contest, Eastern Washington claimed a doubles match and a singles contest. At No. 2 doubles, Judy Liening and Berger teamed up for an 8-7 (7-2) victory, while Kasie King was victorious at No. 5 singles by 6-3, 6-2 scores.
At the Big Sky Championship, the Eagles will be either a 5 or a 6 seed, depending on the results of remaining matches to be played by other league schools. Its quarterfinal match will begin at 2 p.m. on April 24.
Gonzaga vs Eastern Washington
Apr 15, 2009 at Cheney, Wash.
Gonzaga 6, Eastern Washington 1
1. KOKURINA, Aglaya (GU) def. Mankovits, Amanda (EWU-W) 6-3, 6-1
2. MEHNDIRATTA, Rika (GU) def. Demerath, Marie (EWU-W) 6-3, 6-1
3. ZAUERE, Kristina (GU) def. Berger, Rachel (EWU-W) 7-5, 6-2
4. DODGE, Clare (GU) def. Bampton, Caitlin (EWU-W) 6-4, 6-2
5. King, Kasie (EWU-W) def. FARMER, Danielle (GU) 6-3, 6-2
6. EDSON-WHITE, Madeline (GU) def. Liening, Judy (EWU-W) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
1. KOKURINA, Aglaya/ZAUERE, Kristina (GU) def. MANKOVITS, Amanda/DEMERATH, Marie (EWU-W) 8-3
2. LIENING, Judy/BERGER, Rachel (EWU-W) def. MEHNDIRATTA, Rika/FARMER, Danielle (GU) 8-7 (7-2)
3. DODGE, Clare/EDSON-WHITE, Madeline (GU) def. KING, Kasie/BAMPTON, Caitlin (EWU-W) 8-5
Eastern Washington 8-14
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,2,1,4,3,6)