Bearcat Women Defeat Pair of NWC Foes Over Weekend

SALEM, OR — The Willamette University women’s tennis team won its second straight Northwest Conference match, defeating George Fox University Sunday night at the Courthouse Athletic Club, 8-1.

The Bearcats also won their opening NWC match on Saturday, defeating Lewis and Clark Saturday in Portland, 8-1.

With the wins, the Bearcat women move to 3-0 on the season.

Against Lewis and Clark, the Bearcats’ No. 1 singles player, Susan Butler, won a three-set match, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, over the Pioneer’s Kristin Head. Ashley Layton, Tiffany Kam, Alaine Anderson, Hannah Johnson and Allison Nunamaker all won two set matches for the Bearcats.

Willamette swept all three doubles matches against Lewis and Clark.

On Sunday against George Fox, Ashley Layton won a three-set 6-2, 0-6, 6-2, over the Bruins’ Lindsay Hagler at No. 3 singles. Anderson also won a three-set match over Valerie Ring, 5-6, 6-3, 6-1.

The Bearcats won two of three doubles matches against George Fox.

RESULTS versus Lewis and Clark:
No. 1 singles: Susan Butler (W) d. Kristin Head (LC) 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 singles; Taylor Schefstron (LC) d. Ashley Layton (W) 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 singles: Tiffany Kam (W) d. Lauren Hashimoto (LC) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 singles: Alaine Anderson (W) d. Liz Nguyen (LC) 6-4, 6-1
No. 5 singles: Hannah Johnson (W) d. Jane Prideaux (LC) 6-2, 6-2
No. 6 singles: Allison Nunamaker (W) d. Jessica Morales (LC) 6-1, 6-1

Anderson/Layton (W) d. Head/Nashimoto (LC) 8-3
Butler/Johnson (W) d. Schefstrom/Prideaux (LC) 8-1
Kerber/Nunamaker (W) d. Nguyen/Morales 8-6

RESULTS versus George Fox:
No. 1 singles: Susan Butler (W) d. Courtney Neal (GFU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 singles; Tiffany Kam (W) d. Kelsie Dahlke (GFU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 singles: Ashley Layton (W) d. Lindsay Hagler (GFU) 6-2, 0-6, 6-2
No. 4 singles: Alaine Anderson (W) d. Valerie Ring (GFU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 singles: Allison Nunamaker (W) d. Laura Rogers (GFU) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 singles: Melody Kerber (W) d. Rebecca Crinnion (GFU) 6-4, 6-1

Ngai/Rogers (GFU) d. Anderson/Layton (W) 8-4
Butler/Johnson (W) d. Dahlke/Hagler (GFU) 8-1
Kerber/Nunamaker (W) d. Jenny Pink/Alayna Shaw (GFU) 8-0