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Zags Win Top Singles Points, Drop Match

April 18, 2006

SPOKANE, Wash. - Playing in their final home match of the season the Gonzaga University women's tennis team received stellar performances from their top players, but it was not enough as visiting Eastern Washington University picked up the 5-2 win. Gonzaga will play in the West Coast Conference Tournament this weekend in Santa Clara, Calif., to end the Bulldogs season.

Erin Humphrey and Sydney Lederhouse teamed up at No. 1 doubles to pulled out a win for the Bulldogs over Amanda Mankovitz and Iliana Petrova. Humphrey and Lederhouse won 8-5. Gonzaga's tandem of Carrie Schofield and Emily Anderson battled at No. 2 doubles but could fell 8-4. EWU won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles to capture the first point of the match.

Anderson easily won the first point for Gonzaga playing in the No. 1 singles position. She posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kasey Knox. Humphrey added the second Bulldogs point winning the third set tie-break, 10-8. The Eagles won in straight sets in the remaining four singles matches to clinch the win over GU, its second over the Zags in the last seven days.

Gonzaga falls to 2-20 overall, EWU improved to 7-12.

EASTERN WASHINGTON 5, GONZAGA 2
Doubles

Humphrey/Lederhouse (GU) def. Mankovitz/Petrova (EWU) 8-5
Knox/ Carroll (EWU) def. Schofield/Anderson (GU) 8-4
Berger /Dolack (EWU) def Lau/Colton (GU) 8-2

Singles

Emily Anderson (GU) def Kasey Knox (EWU) 6-3, 6-2
Erin Humphrey (GU) def. Sayaka Yoshimoto (EWU) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8)
Rachel Berger (EWU) def. Sydney Lederhouse 6-3, 6-2
Iliana Petrova (EWU) def Erica Moldenhauer 6-2, 6-2
Amanda Mankovitz (EWU) def Carrie Schofield 6-1, 6-2
Kerstyn Dolack (EWU) def. Courtney Lau 7-5, 6-1