Pocatello, Idaho – Sophomore Dani Young was able to pick up two solid singles victories for the Eastern Washington women's tennis team over the weekend, as the Eagles fell to Weber State, 4-3, and Idaho State, 6-1, in two road games on Saturday, Mar. 7, and Sunday, Mar. 8, respectively.
Young was able to start out her weekend in Ogden, Utah with a victory as EWU faced up with Wildcats in an early morning match. In the fifth position, Young was able to take down Weber State's Devi Hasan by a stellar two-set score of 6-2, 6-2. A day later, she continued her winning ways as she defeated Theus of ISU in a three-set match by a score of 6-2, 5-7, 10-3, again in the fifth position.
Freshman Rachel Swindell was the only other Eastern player to earn a singles victory, finding a comeback three-set win in the second position over Weber State's Elmer (4-6, 6-4, 6-3).
In the match against the Wildcats, Eastern was able to gain an early 1-0 advantage by picking up the doubles point as the combinations of freshman Janaya Smith and sophomore Katrina Domingo (7-6), and sophomore Carolina Lopez and Swindell (6-2) both found wins in the first and third positions.
"It was a tough weekend for us," said head coach Dustin Hinson, "We had good fight, effort, and sportsmanship – which I am proud of. We just had trouble executing our put away shots. It is frustrating to lose, but we will re-group and keep working hard to improve and battle back for the next match."
The Eagles will look to bounce back on the road in their next match when they face Seattle for the second time this year, on Sunday, Mar. 15, at 11:00 a.m, in Seattle, Wash.