Women's Tennis Splits on Saturday

Women's Tennis Splits on Saturday

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Whitworth women's tennis team split on Saturday, losing 8-1 at Lewis & Clark College before earning a 7-2 win at Pacific that ended a three-match losing streak for the Pirates.

Whitworth is now 7-7 overall and 6-4 in the Northwest Conference.  Today's win at Pacific keeps the Pirates in line for fourth place in the NWC standings and the fourth and final spot in the NWC tournament. 

The Pirates will host Lewis-Clark State College in a non-conference match next Friday.

Match 1 - Lewis & Clark 8, Whitworth 1
The Pirates played three tough doubles matches, but were swept in the six singles contests on Saturday morning at L&C (13-2, 8-0 NWC).

Taylor Peña and Jennifer Adams earned Whitworth's only point of the match by knocking off L&C's #1 doubles team of Christine Eliazo and Kacey Incerpi 9-7. 

The other two doubles matches were decided by only one break of serve.  Bella Hoyos and Saryn Mooney lost 8-5 at #2, while Annabelle Burns and Morgan McDivitt fell by the same score at #3.

The Pirates were unable to pick up a set in six singles matches against the Pioneers.  Peña fell to Summer Garrison 6-1, 6-3 at the top of the ladder.

Match 2 – Whitworth 7, Pacific 2
The Pirates' depth proved superior as Whitworth overcame loses at #1 doubles and #1 singles to the Boxers.

KC McConnell and Caylee Lamm easily won 8-0 at #3 doubles, while Mooney and Hoyos were nearly as dominant in an 8-2 win over Sidney Smith and Kanani Kea at #2 doubles.

Jelena Vidovic and Mai Kobayashi pulled out an 8-4 win over Peña and Adams at #1 doubles.

Vidovic also topped Peña at #1 singles, earning a 6-2, 6-2 victory.  But that was the only other point the Boxers would get in the match.

Lamm shut out Danielle Wicks 6-0, 6-0 at #6 singles, while Hoyos gave up only one game in a 6-1, 6-0 win over Smith at #2 singles.  Similarly, Adams defeated Kobayashi 6-1, 6-0 at #3.