Women Give Ranked LCSC Good Battle
News Release Date:
Saturday, February 13
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Doing battle without their No. 1 player, the Whitman College women's tennis team gave NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State a run for its money before dropping a 6-3 decision Saturday afternoon on the outdoor courts.
The Warriors, ranked No. 14 nationally in an NAIA preseason poll, took the early advantage with wins in two of three doubles matches.
Whitman salvaged a team point at No. 3 doubles, where sophomore Charlotte Scott and first-year teammate Kate Kunkel-Patterson notched an 8-5 victory.
At No. 1 doubles, senior Divneet Kaur and first-year standout Alyssa Roberg dropped an 8-4 decision.
Senior Hadley DeBree and sophomore Emily Rolston tumbled 8-2 at No. 2 doubles.
The Missionaries picked up wins in singles at No. 1 and No. 4.
With junior ace Elise Otto attending to an academic commitment, Roberg got the start at No. 1, where she knocked off Dorothy Chong, a first-year player from Kuching, Malaysia, by scores of 6-4, 6-4.
Kaur collected Whitman's other singles win at No. 3, where she rallied for a 5-7, 6-4, 10-6 triumph.
Others playing singles matches for Whitman were DeBree, Rolston, Kunkle-Patterson and first-year Missionary Lauren Olson.
Whitman, 2-1 to start the season (2-0 in the Northwest Conference), returns to the conference wars next weekend, playing Whitworth on Sunday in Spokane, Wash.
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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; firstname.lastname@example.org