Bulldogs Beat Stags 5-2 For Fourth Straight Win
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - The Gonzaga University women's tennis team opened up its spring break trip in Palm Springs, Calif., with a 5-2 win over Fairfield University Monday. The Bulldogs have won four straight matches and improve their record to 6-2 on the spring season.
The Bulldogs swept all three doubles matches to collect the lone point. Katie Edwards and Kristina Zauere teamed up for the first time since the Eastern Washington University Fall Classic last fall to beat Monica Yajima and Sharissa Ryan 8-4 at the No. 1 slot. Prue Teitzel and Madeline Parker paired up for the first time this season and together they defeated Allison Radde and Victoria Pirrello 8-2 at No. 2. Kylie Peek and Sophie Lantta also paired up for the first time to take an 8-1 win at No. 3 to complete the sweep.
In singles play, Peek cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Radde at No. 3 singles to improve her overall record to 11-6. Zauere picked up her team-leading 12th win of the season with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Carolina Koladzyn at court four. Lantta defeated Pirrello 6-4, 6-3 at No. 5 singles for her third straight win and Britta Stime extended her win streak to four matches with a pair of 6-1 set victories at No. 6.
"I thought we played well even though we have had a long layoff. I was very happy with our doubles and it really helped us in our singles," head coach D.J. Gurule said.
The Bulldogs spring break trip in Southern California continues as they take on Fairleigh Dickinson University Wednesday at 2 p.m.
GONZAGA BULLDOGS 5, FAIRFIELD STAGS 2
1. YAJIMA, Monica (FU) def. TEITZEL, Prue (GON) 6-4, 7-5, 10-8
2. RYAN, Sharissa (FU) def. EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 0-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. PEEK, Kylie (GON) def. RADDE, Allison (FU) 6-0, 6-1
4. ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) def. KOLADZYN, Carolina (FU) 6-2, 6-0
5. LANTTA, Sophie (GON) def. PIRRELLO, Victoria (FU) 6-4, 6-3
6. STIME, Britta (GON) def. SAMSON, Emma (FU) 6-1, 6-1
1. EDWARDS, Katie/ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) def. YAJIMA, Monica/RYAN, Sharissa (FU) 8-4
2. TEITZEL, Prue/PARKER, Madeline (GON) def. RADDE, Allison/PIRRELLO, Victoria (FU) 8-2
3. PEEK, Kylie/LANTTA, Sophie (GON) def. KOLADZYN, Carolina/JACKSON, Nikki (FU) 8-1
FAIRFIELD STAGS 6-2
GONZAGA BULLDOGS 6-2