Bearcat Women Beat Bruins

BEAVERTON, Ore. — With wins in the first four singles and first two doubles positions, it was the top of the order that lifted the Willamette University Bearcats to a 6-3 victory over the George Fox University Bruins in a Northwest Conference women’s tennis match Thursday afternoon here at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. The match had been moved from the GFU campus courts to the indoor courts at THTC due to expected rainshowers in the area.

Opening with the doubles, the Bearcats got wins from Ashley Layton and Alaine Anderson over Kelsie Dalke and Lindsay Hagler 8-1 at #1, and by Melody Kerber and Alison Nunamaker over Courtney Ngai and Laura Rogers 8-3 at #2. The Bruins took the #3 doubles as Valerie Ring and Alayna Shaw edged Sarah Potts and Tammy Mlady 9-8 (10-8).

In singles, it was the Bearcats’ Nunamaker over Ngai 6-1, 6-0 at #1, Layton over Ring 6-2, 6-4 at #2, Kerber over Dalke 6-1, 6-0 at #3, and Anderson over Hagler 6-4, 6-2 at #4. The Bruins took the rest of the singles as Rogers defeated Potts 6-2, 6-0 at #5, and Rebecca Crinnion downed Mlday 6-0, 6-2 at #6.

George Fox fell to 4-8 overall and 4-7 in the conference, while Willamette climbed to 8-4 overall and 5-4 in the league. The Bruins close out their regular season Sunday with a visit to Linfield College to play at 1:00 p.m. The Bearcats play Saturday, hosting Pacific University at 10:00 a.m.

Willamette 6, George Fox 3 — Apr. 7, 2005, at Beaverton, Ore. (Tualatin Hills TC)

Singles:

#1 – Alison Nunamaker (W) d Courtney Ngai (GF) 6-1, 6-0

#4 – Ashley Layton (W) d. Valerie Ring (GF) 6-2, 6-4

#2 – Melody Kerber (W) d. Kelsie Dalke (GF) 6-1, 6-0

#3 – Alaine Anderson (W) d. Lindsay Hagler (GF) 6-4, 6-2

#5 – Laura Rogers (GF) d. Susan Potts (W) 6-2, 6-0

#6 – Rebecca Crinnion (GF) d. Tammy Mlady (W) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles:

#1 – Anderson/Layton (W) d. Dalke/Hagler (GF) 8-1

#2 – Kerber/Nunamaker (W) d. Ngai/Rogers (GF) 8-3

#3 – Ring/Alayna Shaw (GF) d. Potts/Mlady 9-8 (10-8)

Records: George Fox (4-8, NWC 4-7), Willamette (8-4, NWC 5-4)