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Four Earn Victories on First Day of Montana Invitational

Oct. 6, 2006

Four members of the Gonzaga women's tennis teams won singles matches Friday on the first day of the University of Montana Invitational held in Missoula Montana.

The tournament features women's teams from the University Idaho, Montana State University -Billings, Gonzaga and Montana State University.

Kendall Bates, Kimberly Aigner, Emily Anderson, Sydney Lederhouse all earned victories in the first round of the tournament. Bates defeated Montana's Roney (6-3, 6-3) and Lederhouse earned a victory over Montana State's Souza (6-4. 6-4) in two sets to advance to the second round. Aigner defeated Montana's Martnya Nowak due to an injury and Anderson defeated Katy Proietti of Montana State (6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-4) to earn slots in the second round.

Also competing in the singles flight was Gonzaga's Courtney Lau, Katie Colton, and Carrie Schofield; all of which fell in the first round.

In doubles play, three GU teams earned victories when the teams of Colton and Aigner, Anderson and Bates, and Humphrey and Lederhouse all earned victories on the first day of competition.

The Bulldogs will return to the courts Saturday for the second day of the tournament.

Doubles
Katie Colton / Kimberly Aigner def. Carter / Souza (UM) 8-4
Emily Anderson / Kendall Bates def. Roney / Lehman (MSU-B) 8-1
Paulson / Ursich (UM) def. Courtney Lau / Carrie Schofield lost to 8-2
Erin Humphrey /Sydney Lederhouse def. Loranzo / Griffin (MSU) 8-5

Singles
Walker (UM) def. Courtney Lau 6 -1, 6-0
Kendall Bates def. Roney (MSU-B) 6-3, 6-3
Kimberly Aigner def. Nowak (UM) 2-6, 2-4, ret. inj
Hilmer (MSU def. Emily Humphrey 6-3, 6-2
Clark (MSU) def. Katie Colton 6-4, 6-1
Emily Anderson def. Proeitti (MSU) 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-4
Sydney Lederhouse def. Souza (UM) 6-4, 6-4
Ruman (UI) def. Carrie Schofield 6-3, 6-1