Lions Fall 5-2 at Gonzaga
The LMU women's tennis team dropped a hard-fought 5-2 match Saturday afternoon at Gonzaga. The Lions split their two matches in the Northwest this weekend with their 4-3 win over Portland on Friday.
April 5, 2014
Spokane, Wash. - The LMU women's tennis team dropped a hard-fought 5-2 match Saturday afternoon at Gonzaga. The Lions split their two matches in the Northwest this weekend with their 4-3 win over Portland on Friday. LMU is now 1-5 in the WCC and 7-12 overall, while Gonzaga improves to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
LMU's two wins came on Courts 5 and 6 were Reka Rokonyi and Ellie Grossman won their second match in as many days. On Court 5, Rohonyi handled Isabell Kingert in a 6-4, 6-4 battle. And on Court 6, Grossmon won a grueling three-set match 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.
The match got off to an unfortunate start in doubles, where Gonzaga had the edge. On Court 2, Gonzaga's Melanie Yates and Isabell Kingert defeated Ellie Grossman and Lauri Mueller 8-2. On Court 3, Kristine Kouyoumjian and Reka Rohonyi played well but could not overcome Alexandra Tallas and Katie Edwards, who took the match 8-5. On the top court, LMU's Jessica Perez and Miya Jin had a 7-4 lead and were about to clinch the match before it went unfinished once Gonzaga had clinched the doubles point.
In singles play, the Bulldogs stayed hot and won the first match to finish on Court 3, where Samantha Polayes defeated Miya Jin 6-3, 6-1. Shortly after, Gonzaga's Katie Edwards knocked off Jessica Perez 6-2, 7-5 on Court 2 to give Gonzaga a 3-0 team advantage. Gonzaga clinched the match on Court 1, when their top player Kylie Peek pulled off an incredible comeback in the second set over LMU Kristine Kouyoumjian to win 6-0, 7-6
LMU will return home next weekend for a pair of matches against Pacific and Saint Mary's.