Zags Sweep Doubles Play But Fall To Dons In Singles
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Despite taking all three doubles matches, the Gonzaga University women's tennis team couldn't pick up points in singles play as it fell 6-1 to University of San Francisco in the regular-season finale Sunday.
The tandem of Madeline Parker and Prue Teitzel got the day started with an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles, the senior-freshman pairing of Kristina Zauere and Katie Edwards followed with an 8-5 win at the No. 1 spot and the other veteran-rookie combo of Sophie Lantta and Kylie Peek completed the sweep with an 8-7 (4) win on court two.
Although the Dons took all six singles matches, several Bulldogs made their opponents earn the point. Teitzel won the first set of her No. 1 singles match, but Julia Wartenburger regrouped and won the match 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-8. Edwards also won the first set 6-4 on court three, but Melinda Akerbrant used a pair of 6-3 set scores to win the match.
Gonzaga, which finished the regular-season 9-11 overall and 1-7 in WCC play, will turn its attention to the West Coast Conference Championships in San Diego, Calif., beginning Wednesday. The tournament seeding will be announced at a later date.
SAN FRANCISCO DONS 6, GONZAGA BULLDOGS 1
1. WARTENBURGER, Julia (USF) def. TEITZEL, Prue (GON) 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-8
2. NIKOLIC, Marina (USF) def. ZAUERE, Kristina (GON) 7-5, 6-4
3. AKERBRANT, Melinda (USF) def. EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
4. HADZI TANOVIC, Milica (USF) def. PEEK, Kylie (GON) 6-3, 6-0
5. HASHIGUCHI, Yurie (USF) def. LANTTA, Sophie (GON) 6-2, 7-5
6. McMAHON, Alana (USF) def. STIME, Britta (GON) 6-2, 6-2
1. ZAUERE, Kristina/EDWARDS, Katie (GON) def. WARTENBURGER, Julia/REED, Blair (USF) 8-5
2. PEEK, Kylie/LANTTA, Sophie (GON) def. HASHIGUCHI, Yurie/HADZI TANOVIC, Milica (USF) 8-7 (4)
3. PARKER, Madeline/TEITZEL, Prue (GON) def. McMAHON, Alana/AKERBRANT, Melinda (USF) 8-5
GONZAGA BULLDOGS 9-11, 1-7 WCC
SAN FRANCISCO DONS 5-12, 1-6 WCC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (4,2,6,5,1,3)