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Two Zags Earn Singles Wins

Feb. 17, 2007

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Kendall Bates and Aglaya Kokurina of the Gonzaga University women's tennis each won their respective singles matches Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the Zags fell to Santa Clara University 5-2 in Santa Clara, Calif.

With the loss GU drops to 2-3 and 0-3 in West Coast Conference play, while SCU improves to 1-2.

Playing in the No. 3 position Bates earned a straight-set victory over Lindsay McBride (6-3, 6-3). Kokurina, playing in the No. 4 spot, defeated Erika Barnes in tie breaker (4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)). IN other singles action, Emily Anderson fell to Myra Davoudi in the No. 1 position (6-4, 6-2) and Sydney Lederhouse fell in the No. 2 spot to Casey Knutson (6-2, 6-0). Erin Humphrey played in the NO. 5 spot, falling to Kim Daniel (6-1, 6-4). Rounding out singles play was Carrie Schofield, playing No. 6, falling to Stephanie Galainena (6-1, 6-4).

The Broncos earned the doubles point, taking the No. 1 and 3 matches. At the No. 2 position, Lederhouse and Courtney Lau defeated the SCU duo of Galainena and McBride, 9-7. Anderson and Bates combined at No. 1, falling to Barnes and Knutson 8-3, while Kokurina and Schofield fell at No. 3 to Danile and Davoudi.

The Zags will return to the courts Sunday when they continue WCC play at the University of San Francisco. The match is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Santa Clara def. Gonzaga 5-2
Doubles:
1. SCU Erika Barnes/Casey Knutson def. GON Emily Anderson/Kendall Bates 8-3
2. GON Sydney Lederhouse/Courtney Lau def. SCU Stephanie Galainena/Lindsay McBride 9-7
3. SCU Kim Daniel/Myra Davoudi def. GON Aglaya Kokurina/Carrie Schofield 8-6

Singles:
1. SCU Myra Davoudi def. GON Emily Anderson 6-4, 6-2
2. SCU Casey Knutson def. GON Sydney Lederhouse 6-2, 6-0
3. GON Kendall Bates def. SCU Lindsay McBride 6-3, 6-3
4. GON Aglaya Kokurina def. SCU Erika Barnes 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8)
5. SCU Kim Daniel def. GON Erin Humphrey 6-1, 6-4
6. SCU Stephanie Galainena def. GON Carrie Schofield 6-4, 6-2