Puget Sound Defeats Bearcats, 5-0, In NWC Women's Tennis

By Ryan Borde, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110, rborde@willamette.edu

(WOMEN’S TENNIS) SALEM, ORE. -- The University of Puget Sound swept the doubles matches, then won two singles matches before rain forced the action to stop, as the Loggers defeated Willamette University, 5-0, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match at the Willamette Tennis Courts on Saturday, March 10. Puget Sound improved to 7-1 overall and to 6-1 in the NWC. Willamette dropped to 3-7 on the season, 3-5 in the NWC.

Even though Puget Sound swept the doubles matches, the Bearcats gave UPS tough matches at #2 and #3 doubles. At #2 doubles, WU’s Susan Butler (Sr., Boise, ID/Boise HS) and Alaine Anderson (Jr., Steamboat Springs, CO/Foothill HS) dropped an 8-5 decision to Katie Schultz and Katie Russell, while the ‘Cats #3 doubles team of Alyssa Morrison (Fr., Anacortes, WA/Anacortes HS) and Abby Funabiki (So, Pullman, WA/Pullman HS) lost a close match, 8-6, to the Loggers’ Sam Taylor and Alyssa Wolf.

Only two of the six schedule singles matches were completed before rain stopped the action. Puget Sound’s Courtney Dunham downed WU’s Tiffany Kam (Jr., Pearl City, HI/Punahou School), 6-1, 6-0, at #1 singles, while the Loggers’ Katie Russell defeated Emily Elliott (Fr., Woodside, CA/Woodside Priory), 6-0, 6-0, at #4 singles.

Willamette returns to action next Saturday when they travel to Spokane, Wash. to face NWC-rival Whitworth College. The match is set to start at 10 a.m. (PDT).

Saturday, March 10, 2007
At Willamette University Tennis Courts, Salem, Ore.

University of Puget Sound 5, @ Willamette University 0
(Match ended due to weather with four singles matches unfinished)

#1 - Courtney Dunham (UPS) defeated Tiffany Kam (WU), 6-1, 6-0
#2 - Susan Butler (WU) vs. Alyssa Sidoff (UPS), Did not finish
#3 - Alaine Anderson (WU) vs. Katie Schultz (UPS), Did not finish
#4 - Katie Russell (UPS) defeated Emily Elliott (WU), 6-0, 6-0
#5 - Alyssa Morrison (WU) vs. Sam Taylor (UPS), Did not finish
#6 - Abby Funabiki (WU) vs. Alyssa Wolf (UPS), Did not finish

#1 - Dunham and Sidoff (UPS) defeated Kam and Elliott (WU), 8-0
#2 - Schultz and Russell (UPS) defeated Butler and Anderson (WU), 8-5
#3 - Taylor and Wolf (UPS) defeated Morrison and Funabiki (WU), 8-6

Records: Willamette is 3-7 overall, 3-5 in the Northwest Conference; Puget Sound is 7-1 overall, 6-1 in the Northwest Conference