The MSU Bobcats women’s tennis team gained a 6-1 win against Eastern Washington on April 4. The team’s only loss was early on in the singles matches with sophomore Iva Parapunova losing to EWU’s Moira Hedberg 7-5, 6-4.
After Parapunova’s loss, MSU freshman Laura Middel defeated EWU’s Dani Young in a decisive 7-5, 6-0 victory, which foreshadowed the rest of the day.
A close match between MSU senior Ellie Crum and Katarina Domingo resulted in a 6-4, 6-3 victory for the Bobcats, which clinched the singles victory for the Bobcat women’s team. Freshman Molly Crum’s victory gave the Bobcats a 5-1 lead in the duel.
The doubles had a similar storyline as the singles, with Eastern Washington doubles team Hedberg and Erin Blessing barely beating the Bobcats Parapunova and Paulina Lopez in an 8-6 match. The Cats bounced back right away with the second and third doubles teams both resulting in wins. The duo of Ellie Crum and Middel crushed the Eagles with an 8-4 win.
The doubles team of Molly Crum and senior Wena Tsan followed suit by beating the Eagles in another 8-4 victory to seal the 2-1 doubles victory for the Bobcats.
“Every match is important at this time of the year,” MSU women’s tennis coach Denise Albrecht said. “And, it’s nice to get a win as we start our stretch drive to the Big Sky Tournament.”
The Bobcats (7-10, 3-4) will play conference leading Sacramento State at home on April 11.