Zags Fight But Drop WCC Match To No. 36 Waves
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University battled but dropped a 7-0 decision to 35th-ranked Pepperdine University in a West Coast Conference match at the Spokane Racquet Club Saturday.
Although the Waves (13-6, 7-0 WCC) swept in all nine matches, several Bulldogs (9-8, 1-5 WCC) kept their matches close. The teams of Kylie Peek/Sophie Lantta and Prue Teitzel/Madeline Parker battled at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles, respectively, but each team lost to their opponents by a score of 8-5.
Katie Edwards came up short from forcing a third set in her No. 2 singles match, but the freshman fell to Ale Granillo 6-2, 7-6 (3). Sophie Lantta also battled in the first set of her No. 4 singles match, but the senior dropped a 7-6 (2), 6-2 decision to Arianna Colffer.
"We played well at times today, but we just couldn't keep it up through the entire match. I was impressed with our play at two and three doubles."
The Bulldogs will look to send their three seniors, Lantta, Parker and Kristina Zauere, on a winning note as they welcome the University of Nevada to the SRC Sunday for the final home match of the regular season. The match starts at 9 a.m.
#35 PEPPERDINE WAVES 7, GONZAGA BULLDOGS 0
1. #69 ISSARA, Khunpak (PEP) def. TEITZEL, Prue (GON) 6-2, 6-2
2. GRANILLO, Ale (PEP) def. EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 6-2, 7-6 (3)
3. GUILLERMO, Lorraine (PEP) def. ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) 6-2, 6-2
4. COLFFER, Arianna (PEP) def. LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 7-6 (2), 6-2
5. MOORE, Megan (PEP) def. STIME, Britta (GON) 6-1, 6-2
6. OATES, Andrea (PEP) def. PARKER, Madeline (GON) 6-0, 6-1
1. ISSARA, Khunpak/GUILLERMO, Lorraine (PEP) def. EDWARDS, Katie/ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) 8-2
2. COLFFER, Arianna/WALTERS, Ali (PEP) def. PEEK, Kylie/LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 8-5
3. OATES, Andrea/MOORE, Megan (PEP) def. TEITZEL, Prue/PARKER, Madeline (GON) 8-5
PEPPERDINE WAVES 13-6, 7-0; National ranking #35
GONZAGA BULLDOGS 9-8, 1-5 WCC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (2,1,4,3,6,5)