Oct. 23, 2011
EUGENE, ORE.--The Duck Invitational comes to a close as three Lobos win their final match of the tournament. Katie Wookey wins her match in singles, along with Michaela Oldani and Laura Richardson in doubles.
In singles, Katie Wookey defeated Eastern Washington University's Ryann Wagner with a score of 7-6, 7-6. Wookey was down 1-4 in the first set but she fought back to win the set in a tiebreak. She was down 0-4 in the second set tiebreak but she overcame that and won the tiebreak finishing the match in two tiebreak sets winning one of the consolation finals.
Kristin Eggleston was also in one of the consolation finals but her journey came to an end as she was defeated by Air Force Academy's Tahlia Smoke with a score of 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, Kristin Eggleston and Katie Wookey managed to win six straight games from 2-7 to push the set to a tiebreak at 8-8 against Portland State's Govi/Pellicano. The duo was defeated in a close match finishing with a score of 9-8.
"This weekend was a mental battle for the Lobos. The ladies have been working so hard on and off the court this fall and it just caught up to us a little this weekend," Assistant Coach Michelle Heidbrink said. "I'm really proud of how the girls supported each other and fought through the fatigue, all this hard work is just making us better and will definitely pay off for us in the Spring. We are looking forward to having a couple weeks to fine tune our games in practice before competing again in San Diego."
The Lobos next tournament will be the SDSU Fall Invitational in San Diego, Calif on Nov. 11.