CHENEY, Wash. -- The Weber State women's tennis team dropped the doubles point on Friday, but rallied with four singles wins to defeat Eastern Washington 4-3 for the team's second-straight Big Sky win.
Trailing 1-0 after dropping three tough doubles matches, the Wildcats responded with two of the first three singles points to tie the match at 2-2. Kristi Elmer defeated Dani Young 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 2 singles match, while Michelle Warwick downed Brittany Ellingsen 6-2, 7-5 at No. 5.
With the team needing to secure two of the remaining three singles points to earn the win, Agata Bachanek and Annika Karlsen responded with two hard fought wins. Bachanek took down the Eagles top player, defeating Moira Hedberg 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) in the No. 1 match, and Karlsen clinched the match with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 three-set victory over Malieva Hedberg in the No. 6 match.
Weber State improved to 8-13 overall and 2-6 in Big Sky play with the win, while EWU fell to 3-16 overall and 1-7 in conference action.
The Wildcats will face Portland State on the road on Sunday before wrapping up the regular season next Friday at home against Idaho State.
Weber State vs Eastern Washington
Apr 11, 2014 at Cheney, Wash.
(EWU Tennis Courts)
Weber State 4, Eastern Washington 3
1. BACHANEK, Agata (WSU) vs. HEDBERG, Moira (EWUW) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
2. ELMER, Kristi (WSU) def. YOUNG, Dani (EWUW) 6-4, 6-2
3. BLESSING, Erin (EWUW) def. TANNER, Ashley (WSU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
4. DOMINGO, Katrina (EWUW) def. KURER, Thais (WSU) 6-3, 7-5
5. WARWICK, Michelle (WSU) def. ELLINGSEN, Brittany (EWUW) 6-2, 7-5
6. KARLSEN, Annika (WSU) def. HEDBERG, Malieva (EWUW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
1. HEDBERG, Moira/BLESSING, Erin (EWUW) def. ELMER, Kristi/BACHANEK, Agata (WSU) 8-7
2. YOUNG, Dani/DOMINGO, Katrina (EWUW) def. KURER, Thais/KARLSEN, Annika (WSU) 8-5
3. ELLINGSEN, Brittany/HEDBERG, Malieva (EWUW) def. WARWICK, Michelle/TANNER, Ashley (WSU) 8-5
Weber State 8-13 (2-6 BSC)
Eastern Washington 3-16 (1-7 BSC)