LAS CRUCES, N.M. - (April 28) Despite entering the WAC Tournament without a regular season victory in conference play, the Seattle U women's tennis showed up in a big way as they took down the Chicago State Cougars 4-1 Friday morning.
One day after earning All-WAC honors, Michelle Lui and Madison Maloney earned victories in singles no. 1 and 2, respectively. Lui defeated the Cougars Mariya Kostuyk 6-1, 6-4 while Maloney beat Lorea Gamboa 6-4, 6-1.
In addition, senior Barbara Carey clinched the match with a 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 singles win over Chicago State's Carynne Lloyd.
The Redhawks also took two of three in doubles play, which proved to be a deciding factor in the match. Head coach Adam Reeb shared his thoughts on the first round win.
"Great team win today, so proud of the team," said Reeb. "It's tough conditions here, and we talked about how to play in these conditions and how to really embrace them, and these young ladies did just that. They stayed tough and positive and kept battling.
I think it was really fitting to have one of our seniors, Barbara Carey, clinch the match for us. It was a great effort and now we have to get ready for a very good UMKC team tomorrow in the semis."
SU faces the top seeded UMKC Roos tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. PT with a chance to move onto the WAC Championship which is set for Sunday, April 30, at 8:00 a.m. PT at the New Mexico State Tennis Center.