Eagle Women's Tennis Season Gets Underway in Pullman

Sept. 21, 2007

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis team saw its season get under way on the first day of the Cougar Classic in Pullman, Wash., on Friday (Sept. 21). Rachel Berger had the most impressive day, winning both of her singles contests and claiming her lone doubles contest, teaming up with Sarah Leuenberger for that win.

"We faced some pretty formidable opponents today, and I was really happy with our level of play this early in the season," interim head coach Darren Haworth said. "We lived up to my expectations and battled really hard.

"Rachel Berger was definitely our standout player of the day. She played really well, played consistent tennis."

Also earning a win on day one was the doubles tandem of Kasey Knox and Amanda Mankovits. The Eagles continue play on Saturday (Sept. 22) with first serve at 9 a.m.

#1 Singles
Laura Baum (Boise State) def. Kasey Knox (EWU), 6-2, 7-5
Emily Anderson (Gonzaga) def. Kerstyn Dolack (EWU), 6-0, 6-3
Aleksandra Cekic (Washington State) def. Kasey Knox (EWU), 6-4, 6-4

#2 Singles
Jenna Tanzer (Portland) def. Marie Demerath (EWU), 6-2, 6-1
Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Rebecca Bran (Montana), 6-4, 6-2
Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Stefanie Doolittle (Portland), 6-2, 7-5
Kristen MacWilliam (Gonzaga) def. Marie Demerath (EWU), 6-3, 7-5

#3 Singles
Sarah Leuenberger (EWU) def. Courtney Lau (Gonzaga), 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
Jessica Gomez (Washington State) def. Amanda Mankovits (EWU), 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Marina Nicolas (Washington State) def. Sarah Leuenberger (EWU), 6-1, 6-2

#4 Singles
Jessica Casebier (Washington State) def. Elaine Aragones (EWU), 6-3, 6-1
Carolina Chaix (Wyoming) def. Judy Liening (EWU), 6-0, 6-2
Kara Konomos (Washington State) def. Elaine Aragones (EWU), 6-3, 6-2

#1 Doubles
Martyna Nowak/Liz Walker (Montana) def. Marie Demerath/Kerstyn Dolack (EWU), 8-6
Kasey Knox/Amanda Mankovits (EWU) def. Stefanie Doolittle/Jenna Tanzer (Portland), 8-4

#2 Doubles
Natalie Kirch/Yvette Ly (Idaho) def. Elaine Aragones/Judy Liening (EWU), 8-3
Sarah Leuenberger/Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Nicole Fleckenstein/Laura Housinger (Portland/Gonzaga), 8-4

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