Bulldogs Close Home Schedule With Three Matches This Weekend
SPOKANE, Wash. - It will be an emotional weekend for Gonzaga University women's tennis seniors Sophie Lantta, Madeline Parker and Kristina Zauere as the Bulldogs close out their home schedule against three opponents at the Spokane Racquet Club this weekend. The Bulldogs will open the weekend hosting West Coast Conference foes Loyola Marymount University and 35th-ranked Pepperdine University Friday and Saturday, respectively, at 11 a.m. Following its WCC matches, Gonzaga will step out of conference play and welcome the University of Nevada to Spokane Sunday at 9 a.m.
BULLDOGS HEAD COACH D.J. GURULE'S THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS WEEKEND: "We are very excited to host our final three home matches of the season. All three teams are very talented and we will have our work cut out for us. It will definitely be a tough, emotional weekend as our three seniors, Madeline Parker, Sophie Lantta and Kristina Zauere will be playing their final home matches. We will do our best to send them out on a winning note."
SCOUTING THE LIONS: Loyola Marymount University is coming off back-to-back 6-1 West Coast Conference losses to No. 39 Saint Mary's College and the University of San Diego last weekend in Los Angeles, Calif. Tory Parravi and Claudia Razzeto led the effort by picking up a point for the Lions with a victory in singles play. Parravi leads the Lions in singles wins with 16 overall, 11 in dual play. Parravi and her doubles partner Ashley Anderson compiled a 9-9 overall record together to lead the team. Following their match against Gonzaga University Friday, the Lions will travel to the University of Portland to take on the Pilots Saturday.
SCOUTING THE WAVES: Pepperdine University is on a six-match winning streak after picking up back-to-back home wins over West Coast Conference foes Saint Mary's College and the University of San Diego last weekend. The Waves beat the Gaels 5-2 and shutout the Toreros 7-0. Lorraine Guillermo also enters the weekend on a six-match winning streak in singles play. She leads the team with a 20-9 overall record and is 11-6 in dual play. Khunpak Issara has the second-best singles record with a 17-9 mark. Guillermo and Issara are also leading the Waves in doubles competition. They are 15-4 overall and 13-3 in the spring season, all coming from court one. The Waves will visit the University of Portland to take on the Pilots Friday before traveling to Spokane to face Gonzaga University.
SCOUTING THE WOLF PACK: The University of Nevada hits the road after picking up non-conference wins over UC Davis and the University of the Pacific last weekend in Reno. The Wolf Pack downed the Aggies 5-2 and defeated the Tigers 6-1. Michelle Okhremchuk has been the leader of the Pack with an 18-9 singles record. She also carries an 8-5 spring record, all at the No. 1 spot. Sophie Stevens and Emma Verberne have also been producing wins in singles competition for the Wolf Pack. Stevens is 7-6, all on court two, while Stevens is 6-6 on court three and 1-0 on court four. Stevens and Gabriela Eufrasio lead the effort in doubles play with a 7-8 record. Before coming to Spokane to play Gonzaga University Sunday, the Wolf Pack will visit the University of Idaho campus to face the Vandals in a Western Athletic Conference match Friday.