The Seattle University women’s tennis team concluded play at the 2012 Cougar Classic Sunday with four Redhawks winning their final matches of the tournament held at the Cougar Outdoor Tennis Courts in Pullman, Wash.
Sarah Lucas (Las Vegas, Nev.) ended her tournament with a win, defeating Aurora Garrison of Lewis and Clark in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 in the consolation bracket of Flight 1. Also winning in Flight 1’s consolation was Lindsey Newman (Freeland, Wash.), who took down Portland’s Nastya Polyakova in a tiebreaer, 1-6, 6-4, 10-4.
In Flight 2, Kristen James (Lubbock, Texas) ended her first collegiate tournament on a bright note, dispatching Rocio Norena of Eastern Washington 6-2, 6-2 in the flight’s consolation bracket, while Dayna Bennett (Issaquah, Wash.) also finished her first collegiate tournament with a win, dispatching Anetta Dayhuff of Lewis-Clark State 6-1, 6-4 in Flight 3’s consolation bracket
Anna Lambert (Spokane, Wash.), who had beaten the No. 1 players from both Eastern Washington and Gonzaga earlier in the tournament, saw her weekend end with a 6-3, 6-1 loss to Sasha Carter of Montana, while Gabriella Weissmann (Simi Valley, Calif.) lost in a tough match to Wena Tsan of Montana State 7-5, 6-4. Both matches took place in the consolation bracket of Flight 1.
Also playing in Flight 2’s consolation Sunday were Natalie Martin (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Corinne Wurden (Poulsbo, Wash.). Martin lost 6-3, 6-1 to Lize Leenknecht of Washington State 6-3, 6-1, while Wurden fell to Charlotte Koning, also representing the Cougars.
Rachel McCarthy rounded out the Redhawks’ lineup with 6-0, 6-1 loss to Ale Lozano of Idaho in Flight 3’s consolation.
The Redhawks will hit the court again Friday, Sept. 28 when they travel to Boise, Idaho for the three-day Boise State Invitational.