Players Reach Round of 16 in Singles at Pacific Northwest Fall Championships

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University hosted the first day of the USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest Fall Championships in women's tennis on Saturday, Oct. 1. Action took place at the WU Tennis Courts and the Salem Swim and Tennis Club. Some matches were played indoors due to rain during the afternoon and evening.

Singles action advanced through two rounds, moving the tournament into the Round of 16, which will be contested on Sunday, Oct. 2. Doubles also featured two rounds, as the action reached the quarterfinals. The four quarterfinal matches in doubles will be held on Sunday.

Here are lists of the singles players who reached the Round of 16 as well as the doubles teams that advanced to the quarterfinals.

Singles - Advanced to the Round of 16 (Seeds in parentheses)
Note:  Seven of the eight seeds reached the Round of 16, which will be played on Sunday. The quarterfinals also will be played on Sunday.

Abby Olbrich (1), Linfield
Saryn Mooney, Whitworth
Courtney Lawless (5), Whitman
Kaila Nip, Linfield
Cat Goya (3), Pacific
Jenna Gerdsen, Puget Sound
Erica Bosman (7), Whitworth
Rachel Mizuno, Pacific
Morgan Lawless, Whitman
Sabrina Gutierrez (8), Willamette
Caroline Brigham, Linfield
Denise Poltavski, Willamette
Molly Beaumont, George Fox
Shannon Palmer (6), Willamette
Kira Kearsley, Puget Sound
Alyssa Roberg (2), Whitman

Doubles - Advanced to Quarterfinals (Seed in parentheses)
Note:  Six of the eight seeds reached the quarterfinals, which will be played on Sunday. The semifinals also will be played on Sunday.

Courtney Lawless and Alyssa Roberg (1), Whitman
Lisa Osepyan and Olivia Sweetman, Lewis & Clark
Sabrina Gutierrez and Shannon Palmer (4), Willamette
Cat Goya and Rachel Mizuno (5), Pacific
Morgan Lawless and Emily Rolston (6), Whitman
Caroline Brigham and Abby Olbrich (3), Linfield
Emily Bee and Denise Poltavski, Willamette
Erica Bosman and Alli Marshall (2), Whitworth

BRACKETS

Singles Bracket

Doubles Bracket posted later

Sabrina Gutierrez of Willamette won two matches each in singles and doubles.

Sabrina Gutierrez of Willamette won two matches each in singles and doubles.