CHENEY, Wash. - (Feb. 12) After a tough 7-0 loss to Gonzaga on Saturday, the Seattle U woman's tennis team responded well Sunday morning by defeating the Eastern Washington Eagles 5-2.

After a rocky start to their third doubles match in which the Redhawks fell behind 0-3, Kailyn Skjonsby and Caroline Maltby battled back to earn the 7-5 victory and complete doubles sweep. The rest of the team was able to build on that momentum in singles play and never looked back.

Assistant coach Justin Roe shared his thoughts after the victory.

"Proud to get a win today," said Roe. "Our girls wanted this very bad, and credit them for honing those emotions in and coming out on top. At third doubles, we were down 0-3, 30 love - and came back to win the match 7-5. I think our team took that momentum into singles and took care of business. The team earned this one, and I'm happy their hard work paid off."

Barbara Carey, Michelle Lui, Kali McCollister, and Caroline Maltby all earned two set victories in their singles matches, while Madison Maloney and Kailyn Skjonsby fell in three sets.

The Redhawks return to action Friday, Feb. 17 in Portland, Ore. to take on the Portland Pilots. The match is set to begin at 12:00 p.m.

 

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