Women’s Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader
Feb. 16, 2018
SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga women’s tennis took both ends of a doubleheader on Friday at the Stevens Center with a 5-0 win over Seattle U and a 4-0 win over Montana.
The pair of victories pushed Gonzaga to 6-2 on the year, and the team’s winning streak to three matches.
“We responded well from the morning matches this afternoon,” assistant coach Natalie Pluskota said. “I thought we came out and executed well throughout, especially in the second match. It’s great to get through the day and get two wins.”
Gonzaga 5, Seattle U 0
The Zags got the day started right with a dominating performance in doubles play. Nos. 1 and 2 finished within seconds of each other as the duo of Ashleigh Jacobs and Domonique Garley won 6-2, followed shortly after by the 29th-ranked GU pair of Sophie Whittle and Graciela Rosas winning 6-1.
In singles, GU's top four courts finished in order of location with Nos. 3 and 4 ending simultaneously. On No. 1, Whittle posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory, followed by Rosas’ 6-4, 6-2 win on No. 2 to push the lead to 3-0.
On No. 3, Nevada Apollo also earned a straight-set win 6-3, 6-4, at nearly the same time as Garley on No. 4. Garley won her match with a 6-0 first set and a 7-6(6) tiebreak second set.
Gonzaga 4, Montana 0
The doubles pair of Haruna Tsuruta and Alex Bourguignon put GU in position for the doubles point with a 6-2 win on No. 3. Nevada Apollo and Ashleigh Jacobs finished it off with a 6-2 win of their own.
On the singles courts, GU again dominated the action with straight-set wins on Courts 1, 3 and 6. At No. 1, Whittle grabbed her second win on the day with a 6-1, 6-1 victory. At No. 3, Apollo earned a 6-3, 6-1 victory, and on No. 6, Kate Ketels dropped just one game on the way to a 6-0, 6-1 win.
Gonzaga will be back on the court against Eastern Washington on Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Stevens Center. Live video and stats will be available on the women’s tennis schedule page at GoZags.com.
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