Whits Wield Sharp Axe in Falling Loggers
News Release Date:
Friday, March 12
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The women of Whitman College put a successful wrap on a long day of tennis with a 7-2 Northwest Conference victory over Puget Sound Friday night in the Logger Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma, Wash.
Coupled with a 7-2 victory over Pacific Lutheran earlier in the day, Whitman slipped into sole possession of second place in the NWC, improving its conference mark to 7-2, which seemed to be the number combination of the day for the Missionaries.
First-year ace Alyssa Roberg, who did not play in the earlier victory over the Lutes, wielded a sharp axe against the Loggers, winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles against senior Samantha Taylor, and teaming with junior Elise Otto for a dominating 8-1 victory over Taylor and sophomore Madison Holtz at No. 1 doubles.
Adding to Whitman's 3-0 start in doubles were seniors Divneet Kaur and Hadley DeBree, who were 8-3 winners at No. 2, and sophomore Emily Rolston and first-year Missionary Kate Kunkel-Patterson, who pitched an 8-0 shutout at No. 3.
Kaur, Rolston and Kunkel-Patterson moved up a few notches in the Missionary singles line-up, posting straight-set wins in spots two through four.
Puget Sound picked up its team points at No. 5 singles, where Devin Fields slipped past Charlotte Scott 7-5, 6-4 in a battle of sophomores, and at No. 6, where senior Ashley Dombrow edged Whitman rookie Dena Wessel 6-4, 7-6.
Whitman is off until next weekend when it starts a string of five Spring Break matches in California.
Puget Sound, now 1-9 in the NWC, hosts Whitworth Saturday morning before it heads south for Spring Break matches.
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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; email@example.com