Perfect Start to Gonzaga Invite for WTEN
Nov. 3, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash.--The Gonzaga women's tennis team saw a perfect start to its own Gonzaga Invite Friday, picking up three doubles wins and seven singles victories inside The Stevens Center in Spokane.
"We've been working on a lot going into this final fall tournament, and we implemented it today," said Gonzaga assistant coach Natalie Pluskota. "The team played with good confidence and with good plans and were able to execute. We're moving into tomorrow with momentum and look to finish the fall strong."
All seven Zags who played an individual match won Friday afternoon, six of them in two sets. Both Katie Day and Graciela Rosas took 12 of the 13 games they played, posting 6-1, 6-0 wins over foes from Montana State and Portland, respectively. Sophie Whittle downed Portland's Jelena Lukic 6-0, 6-2, and both Nevada Apollo and Domonique Garley beat their Pilot foes 6-0, 6-3.
In doubles play, Rosas and Whittle combined for a 6-1 win over a pair from Marquette, and Tsuruta and Alex Bourguignon beat the Golden Eagles' Andrea Amortegui and Fleur Eggink 6-2. Garley and Ketels rounded out doubles play with a 6-3 win.
The Bulldogs will continue the Gonzaga Invite on Saturday, Nov. 4. The first singles matches will take the courts inside The Stevens Center at 10:00 a.m. Live results and video will once again be available at www.GoZags.com.
11/3-5/2017 at Spokane, Wash. (The Stevens Center)
RR1 Day, Katie (Gonzaga) def. CHEVERIE, Sarah (Montana State) 6-1, 6-0
RR1 Apollo, Nevada (Gonzaga) def. DIMITROVA, Radina (Portland) 6-0, 6-3
RR1 Whittle, Sophie (Gonzaga) def. LUKIC, Jelena (Portland) 6-0, 6-2
RR1 Rosas, Graciela (Gonzaga) def. RAMALLE, Lourdes (Portland) 6-1, 6-0
RR1 Tsuruta, Haruna (Gonzaga) def. OKAZAKI, Laura (Portland) 6-2, 6-1
RR1 Ketels, Kate (Gonzaga) def. OBERG, Anna (Portland) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
RR1 Garley, Domonique (Gonzaga) def. SOARES, Emily (Portland) 6-0, 6-3
RR1 WHITTLE, Sophie/ROSAS, Graciela (Gonzaga) def. Natalija Popovic/Paula Tormos Sanchez (Marquette) 6-1
RR1 BOURGUIGNON, Alex/TSURUTA, Haruna (Gonzaga) def. Andrea Amortegui/Fleur Eggink (Marquette) 6-2
RR1 GARLEY, Domonique/KETELS, Kate (Gonzaga) def. Milica Novakovic/Lesley Foe (Marquette) 6-3
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