Smith Leads Eagles as Women’s Tennis Faces Off with UNLV

Smith Leads Eagles as Women’s Tennis Faces Off with UNLV

Las Vegas, Nev. – Freshman Janaya Smith was able to pick up her third singles win this week, as the Eastern Washington University women's tennis team competed with UNLV in a tough mid-morning match, falling by a final score of 6-1, on Thursday, Mar. 26.

The Kingston, Tasmania native was the only Eastern player to earn a win off the Rebel squad, defeating the team's number one player, Santa Shumilina, in two sets, 7-5, 6-3. Smith now holds a 2015 individual singles record of 10-8, the best mark on EWU's roster.

Sophomores Carolina Lopez and Katrina Domingo were nearly able to pick up the Eagles an additional two points, bringing both of their matches to three sets, but falling by the scores of 5-7, 6-3, 10-7, and 7-5, 3-6, 11-9, respectively.

"It was a really good effort by the team today," said head coach Dustin Hinson, "We lost two close three-setters at number five and six, while Janaya had another great win. She is now three for three in singles wins for this trip, a tough feat. She playing smart and fighting through some tough points. Overall we had successful trip. I believe we are continuing to improve and believe that we can be successful each time we step on the court."

The Eagles will be back in action when they will face Portland State in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Apr. 4, for the their last road match of the 2015 season. 

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