Vikings Fall at Western Michigan, 5-2

Vikings Fall at Western Michigan, 5-2

Feb. 26, 2011

Final Stats

Contact: Greg Murphy

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Alex Bush and Maria Lazaris picked up singles wins, but Cleveland State came out on the short end of a 5-2 setback at Western Michigan on Saturday evening at the West Hills Athletic Club.

The loss drops the Vikings to 3-7 this year.

"We are in a stretch where we are playing a lot of quality teams and I keep seeing improvement from us every time we take the court," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "Now, we have to learn how to close out close points, sets and matches. We had a few opportunities today, but just couldn't get the key points."

Mengdi Liu and Alex Bush earned an 8-4 win at No. 2 singles to start the evening, but the Broncos won the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles.

Bush came out in singles and earned a 6-2, 7-6 win at No. 5, while Lazaris won at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.

CSU is out of action until Sunday (March 6) when the Vikings play two matches. The day begins with a 10:00 a.m. match at Akron before CSU returns home to host Oakland at 5:00 p.m. at Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake.

Western Michigan 5, Cleveland State 2
Feb 26, 2011 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)

Singles competition
1. Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Catrine Bjerrehus (CSU) 6-4, 7-5
2. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Mengdi Liu (CSU) 6-4, 6-2
3. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) def. Kara Sherwood (CSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Jill Pastunink (WMU) def. Nicole Janek (CSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Alexandra Bush (CSU) def. Rachel Denny (WMU) 6-2, 7-6
6. Maria Lazaris (CSU) def. Amanda Moccia (WMU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. April Kerr/Amanda Moccia (WMU) def. Catrine Bjerrehus/Kara Sherwood (CSU) 8-4
2. Mengdi Liu/Alexandra Bush (CSU) def. Jill Pastunink/Maggie Remynse (WMU) 8-4
3. Nini Sujashvili/Maria Nivia (WMU) def. Nicole Janek/Maria Lazaris (CSU) 8-4