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Anderson, Bates Post Wins As Zags Fall

Feb. 24, 2007

SPOKANE , Wash. - Emily Anderson and Kendall Bates each posted singles victories Friday but it wasn't enough as the Gonzaga University women's tennis team fell to the University of Idaho 6-2 at the Spokane Racquet Club.

 

With the loss, Gonzaga falls to 2-6 overall. Idaho improves to 3-3 overall.

 

Both Anderson and Bates dropped their opponents in straight sets. Anderson, playing at the No. 1 position, defeated Idaho 's Patricia Ruman (6-2, 6-1), while Bates dropped Lauren Drew at the No. 4 spot (6-3, 6-3). In other singles play Sydney Lederhouse fell at the No. 2 position to Mariel Tinirello, while Carrie Schofield fell to Laruen Shrubb at No. 5 (7-5, 6-3) and Kimberly Aigner fell in No. 6 to Kasie King (6-1, 6-2). Aglaya Kokurina, who had a two-match win streak heading into the evening, fell at the No. 3 position to Efrat Leopold (6-4, 6-4).

 

In doubles play, the Bulldogs earned a victory at the No. 3 position, when the GU duo of Schofield and Kokurina combined to defeat Idaho 's Shurbb and King 9-7. At the No. 1 position, Bates and Anderson fell to Ruman and Tinirello (8-6), while Lederhouse and Erin Humphrey fell at the No. 2 spot to Leopold and Lauren Drew (8-6).

 

Gonzaga will return to action on March 9 when they host Montana State University at 4 p.m.

 

Idaho 5, Gonzaga 2

Doubles

Ruman/Tinnirello (UI) def Bates/Anderson 8-6

Leopold/Drew (UI) def Lederhouse/Humphrey 8-6

Schofield/Kokurina def Shrubb/King (UI) 9-7

 

Singles:

Anderson def Ruman (UI) 6-2, 6-1

Tinirello (UI) def Lederhouse 5-7, 6-2, 6-2

Leopold (UI) def Kokurina 6-4, 6-4

Bates def Drew (UI) 6-3, 6-3

Shrubb (UI) def Schofield 7-5, 6-3

King (UI) def Aigner 6-1, 6-2