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Women's Tennis News & Highlights

April 26, 2012

Eagles Edged at West Chester

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Kim Kirk was a double winner for the first time this season. Kirk combined with Elaine Grazulis to win at doubles.

WEST CHESTER, Pa.- In preparation for its final league match up, a short-handed Eastern University women's tennis squad dropped a tough 5-4 decision against Division II West Chester University (11-9).

Playing their first match together this year, the doubles team of Kim Kirk and Elaine Grazulis secured the lone doubles point of the day for the Eagles with an 8-6 win. 

With two regulars out of the line-up, Eastern's doubles teams were different and several players moved up in the order. The Eagles (9-4), nonetheless, secured wins at first, fifth and sixth singles.

Jenna Laubach battled through huge momentum swings to win a tough first singles match 6-4, 0-6, 10-8. The first year standout won five of the last six points in the the super tiebreaker.

"They had some great points," Head Coach Mark Spangler said othe top singles flight, "They had some  25 ball rallies, and they were both hitting the ball with pace and moving each other around. It was one of the best singles matches I've seen this year."

Kirk was dominant in picking up her first singles win of the year 6-0, 6-0.

The Eagles travel to Misericordia Saturday afternoon with a chance to move into a three-way tie in the Freedom Conference.

Box Score

Updated: Thursday, 26 April 2012

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Mark Spangler

Mark Spangler

Coach Spangler enters his fourth year at the helm of the Eastern Women's Tennis Program.

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