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Catherine Leduc won at No. 5 singles for Saint Mary's on Thursday.
Catherine Leduc won at No. 5 singles for Saint Mary's on Thursday.
WTEN | Gaels Finish Northwest Trip With Win
Release: Saturday 02/07/2013 
by SMC Athletics

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Saint Mary's women's tennis team closed its trip to the Pacific Northwest in style, defeating Gonzaga 6-1 Thursday to improve to 2-0 in West Coast Conference play.

Saint Mary's (3-3 overall) got WCC play started on Wednesday with a 5-2 win at Portland.

That momentum carried over to Thursday's action, as the Gaels earned the first point of the match thanks to a pair of doubles wins.

Jenny Jullien and Danielle Flores teamed for a 8-5 win at No. 1, while Audrey Leitz and Jade Frampton picked up an 8-2 victory at No. 3.

In singles, Saint Mary's enjoyed a five-win day, led by Jenny Jullien's 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kylie Peek at No. 1.

Jullien, who was recently named WCC Player of the Month for January, improved to 7-1 in spring competition with the win.

The Gaels had plenty of firepower throughout the rest of the lineup as well.

Catherine Isip closed a two-win trip with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Isabell Klingert at No. 2. Jade Frampton and Catherine Leduc earned wins at No. 4 and 5. And freshman Hannah Liljekvist picked up her first victory of the spring with a tense 4-6, 6-2, 10-8 victory over Melanie Yates at No. 6.

After opening with their first six matches on the road, the Gaels finally come home to Korth Tennis Complex on Sunday when they host Cal Poly at 11 a.m.