Women's Tennis | Saturday, April 21, 2007
Whitworth Slips Past Willamette, 5-4, in Fifth Place Match at NWC Championships
YAKIMA, WASH. -- Whitworth College won two of three doubles flights, which allowed the Pirates to lose #1, #2 and #3 singles, but still edge Willamette University, 5-4, in the fifth place match at the Northwest Conference Tennis Championships on Saturday, April 21. Willamette ended the season with an overall record of 7-15. Whitworth concluded the season at 10-12.
Tiffany Kam (Jr., Pearl City, HI/Punahou HS) and Alaine Anderson (Jr., Santa Ana, CA/Foothills HS) of Willamette defeated Linh Aven and Katie Troxell at #1 doubles, 8-1, but the Pirates won #2 and #3 doubles for an early 2-1 lead.
Kam added a victory at #1 singles, as she downed Rachael McCoola, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Willamette's Susan Butler (Sr., Boise, ID/Boise HS) was victorious at #2 singles, 6-4, 7-5, over Aven. In the #3 singles match, Anderson rallied after losing the first set to defeat Troxell, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, extending her singles winning streak to 13 matches.
Whitworth claimed the team victory by winning #4, #5 and #6 singles in straight sets. Betsy Johnson downed Alyssa Morrison (Fr., Anacortes, WA/Anacortes HS), 6-0, 6-2, at #4 singles. Taryn Smith defeated Abby Funabiki (So., Pullman, WA/Pullman HS) in the #5 singles match, 6-2, 6-2, and Justine Hays moved past Emily Elliott (Fr., Woodside, CA/Woodside Priory) at #6 singles, 6-2, 6-1.
Linfield College won the women's team title. The Wildcats defeated the University of Puget Sound in the championship match, 7-2.
Fifth Place Match
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Whitworth College 5, Willamette University 4
#1 - Tiffany Kam (WU) defeated Rachael McCoola (WHTW), 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
#2 - Susan Butler (WU) defeated Linh Aven (WHTW), 6-4, 7-5
#3 - Alaine Anderson (WU) defeated Katie Troxell (WHTW), 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
#4 - Betsy Johnson (WHTW) defeated Alyssa Morrison (WU), 6-0, 6-2
#5 - Taryn Smith (WHTW) defeated Abby Funabiki (WU), 6-2, 6-2
#6 - Justine Hays (WHTW) defeated Emily Elliott (WU), 6-2, 6-1
#1 - Kam and Anderson (WU) defeated Aven and Troxell (WHTW), 8-1
#2 - Johnson and McCoola (WHTW) defeated Morrison and Funabiki (WU), 8-3
#3 - Smith and Hays (WHTW) defeated Butler and Elliott (WU), 8-5
Records: Willamette is 7-15; Whitworth is 10-12.