Willamette Falls to Chapman, 9-0

By Sara Brooks, Assistant Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6219

ORANGE, CALIF. -- Chapman University, ranked #2 in the NCAA Division III West Region, defeated visiting Willamette University, 9-0, in women's tennis action at the Chapman Tennis Courts on Friday, March 26.

Chapman improved its record to 8-3 on the season. The Panthers are ranked #10 in the nation. Willamette ended the day at 8-6.

Natalia Agarycheva (Jr., Vancouver, WA/Prairie HS/U. of Northern Colorado) battled Elizabeth Lewis, ranked #1 in the West Region in singles, before losing 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Agarycheva was ranked #7 entering the match and is now 11-2 on the season.

Agarycheva and Shannon Palmer (So., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) fell in #1 doubles action to Lewis and Kelley Fox. Lewis and Fox, ranked #2 in the West Region, defeated the WU team 8-6. Agarycheva and Palmer were ranked #4 in the West Region entering the match.

Alyssa Morrison (Sr., Anacortes, WA/Anacortes HS) battled hard at the #5 singles match. Morrison fell to Trippel, 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7).

Jamie Slonaker (Jr., Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge HS) had another long, close battle in the #6 singles match. Slonaker was defeated by Amy Logan, 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6).

The Bearcats will remain in Southern California for a match on Saturday, March 27. Willamette will take on Occidental College at 10 a.m. (PDT).

Thursday, March. 25
At Chapman Tennis Courts, Orange, Calif.

California Lutheran University 9, Willamette University 0

Singles
#1 - Elizabeth Lewis (CU) defeated Natalia Agarycheva (WU), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
#2 - Kelley Fox (CU) defeated Katie Huber (WU), 6-0
#3 - Candace Scholler (CU) defeated Shannon Palmer (WU), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
#4 - Genna Ford (CU) defeated Fabi Dieguez (WU), 6-1, 6-3
#5 - Sheehan Trippel (CU) defeated Alyssa Morrison (WU), 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)
#6 - Amy Logan (CU) defeated Jaime Slonaker (WU), 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)

Doubles
#1 - Lewis and Fox (CU) defeated Agarycheva and Palmer (WU), 8-6
#2 - Scholler and Sirois(CU) defeated Morrison and Dieguez (WU), 8-0
#3 - Ford and Trippel (CU) defeated Huber and Slonaker (WU), 8-2

Records:
California Lutheran University is 8-3 overall. Willamette University is 8-6 overall.

BOX SCORE
Chapman University 9
Willamette University 0
Natalia Agarycheva lost to Elizabeth Lewis, the #1 player in the West Region, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Agarycheva is ranked #7.

Natalia Agarycheva lost to Elizabeth Lewis, the #1 player in the West Region, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4. Agarycheva is ranked #7.