The Seattle U women’s tennis team saw success Saturday,
advancing seven individuals or doubles pairs in their respective brackets during
day two of the 2012 Cougar Classic, held at the Cougar Outdoor Courts in
Natalie Martin (Phoenix, Ariz) claimed the biggest margin of
victory for the Redhawks, defeating Eastern Washington’s Alyssa Nagain in
straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. With the win, Martin advances into the fourth round of
Flight 2’s consolation bracket.
Corinne Wurden (Poulsbo, Wash.) also won in Flight 2’s
consolation bracket, defeating Eastern Washington’s Nocio Norena 6-3, 6-0 in a
round two matchup. Kristen James (Lubbock, Texas) rounded out the Redhawks’
Flight 2 lineup by falling in the second round to Haley Driver of Montana, 6-0,
In Flight 1, Anna Lambert (Spokane, Wash.) and Gonzaga’s
Prue Teitzel traded set victories in first two sets before Lambert won a
tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-3, 10-7 to move onto round three of the consolation bracket.
Sarah Lucas (Las Vegas, Nev.) also came out a winner in the bracket, defeating Portland’s
Tori Trosech 6-4, 6-7, 10-4 in the second round as well.
Gabriella Weissmann (Simi Valley, Calif.) nearly won her
Flight 1 consolation match, falling to Isabelle Klingert of Gonzaga in a tiebreaker, 5-7, 6-2, 10-5,
while Lindsey Newman (Freeland, Wash.) fell 6-0, 6-2 to Sasha Carter of Montana.
In Flight 3’s consolation bracket, Dayna Bennett took Fiona
Mok of Boise State to a third-set tiebreaker before ultimately falling 3-6,
6-3, 10-7. She bounced back, however, and needed just two sets to earn her
first individual win as a Redhawk by beating Kaytlin Nelson of Lewis-Clark
State 6-3, 6-0.
Four Seattle U doubles teams took the court Saturday, two of
them coming away victorious. Wurden and James teamed up to take down Eastern
Washington’s duo of Knight and Werner 8-6 in the Flight 1 consolation round,
while Lambert and Bennett claimed an 8-3 win over Lewis-Clark State’s Oliveira
and Human in a consolation match of Flight 2. Also in Flight 2’s consolation
bracket, Rachel McCarthy and Martin fell to Lopez and Crum of Montana State
8-0, while Weissmann and Newman lost a Flight 1 consolation match 8-1 to Chong
and Blaske of Lewis-Clark State.
The Redhawks conclude play at the 2012 Cougar Classic
Sunday, Sept. 15. Matches begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Cougar Outdoor Tennis
Courts in Pullman.