Whitworth Takes Last Three singles Matches to Foil Bearcats

Despite winning the first three singles matches, the Willamette University women’s tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to the Whitworth Pirates Friday night at the Courthouse Athletic Club.

Singles wins, all in straight sets, by Tiffany Kam, Alaine Anderson and Hannah Johnson gave the Bearcats a solid shot at beating a Northwest Conference foe with the same record.

But Whitworth rebounded, winning the last three singles matches and all three doubles matches to inprove to 4-3 in the NWC. Willamette falls to 3-4 in conference play.

Taryn Smith, Chelsea Sweetin and Rachel McCoola all won straight set victories for the Pirates in sigles.

WHITWORTH 6 WILLAMETTE 3

SINGLES:
1. TIFFANY KAM (WILL) d. JAMIE KNEESE 6-1 6-0
2. ALAINE ANDERSON (WILL) d. LINH AVEN 6-2 6-3
3. HANNAH JOHNSON (WILL) d. KATIE TROXELL 7-5 6-0
4. TARYN SMITH (WHIT) d. BECCA YOUNGER 6-3 6-3
5. CHELSEA SWEETIN (WHIT) d. MEG GILBERT 6-1 6-2
6. RACHAEL McCOOLA (WHIT) d. SARAH POTTS 6-2 6-1

DOUBLES:
1. KNEESE/SMITH (WHIT) d. ANDERSON/YOUNGER 8-5
2. AVEN/BETSY JOHNSON (WHIT) d. JOHNSON/KAM 9-8(4)
3. SWEETIN/LEAH VAUGHN (WHIT) d. GILBERT/POTTS 8-1


WHITWORTH 4-3 NWC
WILLAMETTE 3-5 NWC