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
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
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.