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Anderson and Kokurina Post Wins In Loss To Portland

Feb. 4, 2007

SPOKANE, Wash. - - Emily Anderson and Aglaya Kokurina each posted singles wins, but it wasn't enough as the Gonzaga University women's tennis team came up short against the University of Portland falling 5-2 Saturday at the Spokane Racquet Club.

The loss dropped Gonzaga to a 0-2 overall record, including a 0-1 record against West Coast Conference opponents. The Pilots improved to 4-2 overall and a 1-0 record in WCC play.

Anderson earned her first victory of the season with a straight set victory over Jenna Tanzer (6-1, 6-4) at the No. 1 position. Kokurina earned Gonzaga its second point of the afternoon when she defeated Audree Jenks (6-1, 6-4) in straight sets in the No. 5 position.

Sydney Lederhouse, Kendall Bates, Carrie Schofield and Courtney Lau also played singles matches but were unable to overcome the Pilots. Lederhouse, playing in the No. 1 position, took the opening set against Lindsey Griffin but was unable to secure the victory, falling 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. At the No. 3 Kendall Bates was defeated by Christina Feyen (6-1, 6-2), while Schofield fell to Megan Sporndli at No. 4 (6-2, 6-2). Lau rounded out singles play at the No. 6 position, falling to Anna Gullickson (6-2, 7-6(4)).

In doubles play, the Bulldogs took all three matches to tiebreakers but were unable to earn a victory. At the No. 1 position, Anderson and Bates fell to Griffin and Jenks, 9-8 (8). Humphrey and Lederhouse teamed up at the No. 2 position, but fell to Tanzer and Sporndli, 9-8 (3). Playing at the No. 3 position was Lau and Kokruina, who fell to Feyen and Kennel, 9-8 (6).

The Bulldogs will resume play on Feb. 11 when they play Albertson College in Lewiston Idaho. The match is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.


1. Emily Anderson (GU) def. Jenna Tanzer (POR) 6-1, 6-4
2. Lindsey Griffin (POR) def. Sydney Lederhouse (GU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. Christina Feyen (POR) def. Kendall Bates (GU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Megan Sporndli (POR) def. Carrie Schofield (GU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Aglaya Kokurina (GU) def. Audree Jenks (POR) 6-1, 6-4
6. Anna Gullickson (POR) def. Courtney Lau (GU) 6-2, 7-6(4)

1., Griffin/Jenks (POR) def. Anderson/Bates (GU) 9-8 (8)
2. Tanzer/Sporndli (POR) def. Humphrey/Lederhouse (GU) 9-8 (3)
3. Feyen/Kennel (POR) def. Lau/Kokurina (GU) 9-8 (6)