SPOKANE, Wash. - (Feb. 11) Seattle U traveled to Spokane, Wash., to take on Gonzaga Saturday afternoon and the Redhawks ran into a powerful Bulldogs team as they fell 7-0.
SU came out of the gates strong in doubles play thanks to impressive play from Kailyn Skjonsby and Caroline Maltby. The two took Gonzaga's Graciela Rosas and Alex Bourguignon to the brink before falling 7-5.
Their performance was enouraging and assistant coach Matt Look spoke about it after the loss.
"We started strong in the doubles and could see the finish line," said Look. "It would have been a huge boost to come away with the first point. Hats off to Gonzaga for sticking with it and getting the win today. We felt there were some opportunities we left out there. Proud of the battle and support until the end and looking forward to a bounce back tomorrow against Eastern Washington."
Maltby also performed well in her singles match against Kate Ketels as she took her to three sets, which included a 6-0 victory in the second set.
SU falls to 2-5 on the season while Gonzaga improves to 3-0.
The woman are back on the court tomorrow as they travel to Cheney, Wash. to take on Eastern Washington at 10:00 a.m.