Bearcats Roll Past Pacific, 8-1, In Women's Tennis

SALEM, OR - The Willamette University women's tennis team swept through doubles play, then won five of six singles matches as the Bearcats defeated Pacific University 8-1 Friday afternoon.

Tiffany Kam, Hannah Johnson and Alaine Anderson each won singles and doubles matches as the Bearcats solidified their hold on the sixth and final post-season spot for the upcoming Northwest Conference championships.

Johnson and Kam teamed up to win the No. 1 doubles match, defeating Lauran Sargent and Lisa Kjorstad, 8-0. Kam beat Sargant at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0 and Johnson did the same to at No. 2 singles.

Anderson beat Erin Bayne at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-0 and joined up with Christy Newell to win at No. 2 doubles over Bayne and Stephanie Tripp, 8-2.

Sarah Potts had the closest match of the day at No. 4 singles, but won a first-set tiebreaker and cruised to a 7-6 (2), 6-1 win over Kelly McGee.

Xochilth Franklin defeated Sami Richards at No. 6 singles, 6-1, 6-1.

Meg Gilbert and Elise Helvie won at No. 3 doubles, 8-4, over Teresa Krebs and Richards. But Krebs came back to beat Gilbert at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 6-4 to avert the Pacific shutout.

Willamette 8 (7-8, 6-7 NWC)
Pacific 1 (0-12, 0-11 NWC)

Tiffany Kam (W) d. Lauran Sargent 6-0, 6-0
Hannah Johnson (W) d, Lisa Kjorstad 6-0 6-0
Alaine Anderson (W) d. Erin Bayne 6-1 6-0
Sarah Potts (W) d. Kelly Mcgee 7-6 (2) 6-1
Tessa Krebs (Pac) d. Meg Gilbert 6-3 6-4
Xochilth Franklin (W) d. Sami Richards 6-1 6-1

Johnson/Kam (W) d. Sargent/Kjorstad 8-0
Anderson/Christy Newell (W) d. Bayne/Stephanie Tripp 8--2
Gilbert/Elise Helvie (W) d. Krebs/Richards 8-4