April 12, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's tennis team will play three matches at home this weekend on the Bulldogs' campus in Spokane, Wash. Thursday, the Zags will host Eastern Washington University at 3 p.m. Lewis-Clark State College travels north to Spokane Saturday for a 10 a.m. match, while the weekend will wind down with a match-up against UC Santa Barbara Sunday at 10 a.m.
The Bulldogs enter the weekend looking to improve on their 4-14 overall record before heading to the West Coast Conference Tournament April 20-22 in Malibu, Calif.
The Zags have defeated two of this weekend's opponents earlier in this season. Last weekend, Gonzaga traveled to Cheney to face Eastern Washington (9-7), and downed the Eagles in a close match 4-3. On February 11, the Bulldogs took a 6-1 match from LCSC (8-7) in Lewiston, Idaho. UC Santa Barbara enters the weekend with a 9-7 record.
Gonzaga is led by sophomore Aglaya Kokurina. Kokurina leads the Bulldogs in singles play, posting a 10-8 record in dual play, including a perfect 4-0 record at the No. 4 position. The transfer from Michigan State University has also posted a 5-5 record when playing No. 2 singles.
In doubles play, Kokurina has teamed up with Carrie Schofield to post a 5-5 record. All 10 matches have been played at the No. 3 position.
All three matches will take place at the tennis courts just northwest of the Martin Centre on Gonzaga's campus.