Pirates Down Whits in Women's Tennis

News Release Date:
Sunday, April 5

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - In a match that began in the afternoon sun and ended under the Sunday night lights, visiting Whitworth University put the finishing touches on a 16-0 Northwest Conference women's tennis season with a 7-2 victory over Whitman College.

Whitworth, now 19-3 on the season, got the early jump with a sweep in doubles. Four matches in singles went to three sets, with Whitman winning at No. 1 and No. 3 while the Pirates were victorious at No. 2 and No. 5.

Whitman, 12-4 in the NWC and 13-7 overall, got its two team points from Elise Otto, who outlasted Rachel Burns 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 1, and from Katie Oost, who got past Linh Aven 2-6, 7-5 (8-6), 6-4 at No. 3.

Whitworth countered with three-set wins at No. 2, where Alli Marshall downed Hadley DeBree 2-6, 6-3, 6-0, and at No. 5, where Erica Bosman defeated Margo Lentz 6-1, 2-6, 10-6. 

The Pirates also pocketed straight-set wins from Mya Towne at No. 4 and from Katie Staudinger at No. 6.

The most competitive match in doubles came at No. 2, where Towne and Linh edged Oost and Kaur by a 9-7 count.

Whitworth 7, Whitman 2: Match Scores

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
holden@whitman.edu; (509) 527-5902