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Women's Tennis News & Highlights

March 28, 2013

Eagles Fall to Mustangs in Freedom Test

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Jenna Laubach won both her matches in Eastern's 6-3 loss.

STEVENSON, Md.--Eastern University Women's Tennis opened its Freedom Conference slate with a 6-3 loss at Stevenson University. Jenna Laubach earned wins at both first singles and first doubles to pace the Eagles.

The trip to Stevenson is the first for an Eastern University team since the Baltimore-area university joined the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Mustangs are in the Commonwealth Conference for most other team sports, but with Manhattanville College and DeSales both dropping Tennis in the past few years, the Freedom Conference needed new membership and Stevenson entered in the Freedom for both men's and women's tennis.

Laubach teamed with Jenn Balbi to win 8-4 at first doubles. Despite the success a the top of the order, the Eagles trailed 2-1 at the conclusion of doubles competition. Laubach tied the match with a convincing 6-0,6-0 result at the top singles spot. Head coach Mark Spangler commented that Laubach was in control of her game throughout, going three or four games in a row without an unforced error.

The Eagles picked up their third point of the day with a 6-3, 6-0 win from Kathleen Duffy at sixth singles. Duffy has now won three singles matches in a row.

The Eagles and Mustangs were tied at 3-3 after the Mustangs won the No. 2 singles match. The Mustangs held off the Eagles in close matches at the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 spots. 

After dropping the opening set of her fourth singles match, Elaine Grazulis rallied for a 7-5 win in the second set to force the match into a super-tiebreaker. Grazulis fell 10-6 in the super-breaker.

The Eagles return to action one week from today with a road test against PSU-Abington.

Updated: Thursday, 28 March 2013

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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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