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Zags Open Spring On Winning Note

Jan. 18, 2008

Spokane, Wash. - The Gonzaga University men's tennis team opened the 2008 spring season in winning fashion Friday, defeating host Whitworth College 8-1 in Spokane, Wash.

The Bulldogs and Pirates played by Division III rules, resulting in the six point margin. Under Division I regulations, teams are rewarded one point for taking two-of-three doubles matches. In Division III, teams are awarded one point for each doubles match, resulting in the scoring difference.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 2-1 advantage in doubles play thanks to victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Roman Dojcak and Zach Peach posted the Zags' first point thanks to an 8-2 victory over Ben Works and Colin Zalewski at No. 3. Gonzaga's Zack Radetzky and Conor Feeney then posted an 8-3 victory against Ed Anegon and Joe Wales at No. 1 position. Playing No. 2 doubles, Charles Adams and Logan Napolsky dropped the only match of the day for the Bulldogs, falling 9-8 to the Pirates' Josh Steele and Brian Elliot.

Radetzky opened singles play on a strong note, dropping only one point to Anegon, 6-1, 6-0, at the No. 2 spot to give the Zags a 3-1 lead. Feeney and Dojcak added points to Gonzaga's total thanks to victories at the No. 3 and No. 1 spots, respectively. Feeney defeated Elliot 7-5, 6-3, while Dojcak posted a 6-3, 6-4 win over Steele to secure the victory for the Bulldogs.

The Zags' rounded out the afternoon, sweeping three matches from Whitworth thanks to victories by Adams, Napolsky and Peach. Adams earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Wales at No. 4 prior to a 6-3, 6-1 win by Napolsky over Zalewski at No. 5. Capping play was a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Kellen Oetgen at No. 6 by GU's Peach.

Gonzaga's next match will take place Monday, January 21, when it travels to Lewiston to face Lewis-Clark State College at 2 p.m. in Lewiston, Idaho.

Gonzaga 8, Whitworth 1Spokane, Wash.1/18/08

Doubles:#1 - Radetzky/Feeney (GU) def. Anegon/Wales (WC) - 8-3#2 - Steele/Elliot (WC) def. Adams/Napolsky (GU) - 9-8#3 - Dojcak/Peach (GU) def. Works/Zalewski (WC) - 8-2

Singles:#1 - Dojcak (GU) def. Steele (WC) - 6-3, 6-4#2 - Radetzky (GU) def. Anegon (WC) - 6-1, 6-0#3 - Feeney (GU) def. Elliot (WC) - 7-5, 6-3#4 - Adams (GU) def. Wales (WC) - 6-1, 6-0#5 - Napolsky (GU) def. Zalewski (WC) - 6-3, 6-1#6 - Peach (GU) def. Oetgen (WC) - 6-2, 6-1