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Women's Tennis News & Highlights

April 01, 2014

Eagles Start Conference Season Out Right

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Nicole Fillipek earned two wins on Tuesday. She won No. 6 singles 6-1, 6-4, and won No. 2 doubles with Laura Thomas 8-5.

ST. DAVIDS, Pa.--Eastern Women's Tennis dispatched the Arcadia University Knights in the Freedom Conference opener Tuesday afternoon 7-2.

The Eagles took the first two doubles matches 8-0 and 8-5, but in third doubles, Jenn Balbi and Elaine Grazulis ran into trouble fell 9-7.

Eagles' head coach Mark Spangler was glad with the way Balbi and Grazulis were able to bounce back in singles play. Balbi won No. 3 singles 6-4, 6-4, and Grazulis won No. 4 singles 6-0, 6-4.

The Eagles lost to Arcadia 5-4 last season. With the win today, Eastern is 5-3 (1-0 Freedom) this year. The Eagles look to make it four wins in a row when they host PSU-Abington at 3 p.m. on Thursday.


Singles competition
1. Jenna Laubach (EUWT) def. Kaila Gaughan (ARCADIA) 6-2, 6-2
2. Megan Klosterman (EUWT) def. Allyson Naiken (ARCADIA) 6-1, 6-1
3. Jenn Balbi (EUWT) def. Viola Sawyer (ARCADIA) 6-4, 6-4
4. Elaine Grazulis (EUWT) def. Jasmine Peake (ARCADIA) 6-0, 6-4
5. Alexandria Broome (ARCADIA) def. Laura Thomas (EUWT) 6-1, 6-2
6. Nicole Filipek (EUWT) def. Danielle Riggins (ARCADIA) 6-1, 6-4

 

 

Doubles competition
1. Jenna Laubach/Megan Klosterman (EUWT) def. Allyson Naiken/Kaila Gaughan (ARCADIA) 8-0
2. Laura Thomas/Nicole Filipek (EUWT) def. Viola Sawyer/Justine Sawyer (ARCADIA) 8-5
3. Alexandria Broome/Danielle Riggins (ARCADIA) def. Jenn Balbi/Elaine Grazulis (EUWT) 9-7

 

Match Notes
Arcadia University 3-5 (0-2)
Eastern 5-3 (1-0)

 

 

Updated: Tuesday, 01 April 2014

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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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