Pioneers Slip To Linfield 7-2

McMINNVILLE, Ore., - The Lewis & Clark women’s tennis team fell to Northwest Conference foe Linfield on Friday afternoon by the final score of 7-2. The Pioneers fall to 0-3 on the season, with all three coming at the hands of NWC opponents.

The Pioneers lone singles point came from Jill Coleman in the No. 5 spot. Coleman knocked off Sarah Click after a grueling battle that saw the duo go into a super tie-breaker. Click took set one 1-6, while Coleman clawed her way to a 7-6 (1) victory in the second set. In the super tie-breaker, Coleman won the advantage taking the set 10-4.

Amalia Nilsson came close to picking up another singles point for the Pioneers, battling through three sets, but was unable to defeat Sallie Katter. Katter defeated Nilsson in the super tie-breaker 10-7. Nilsson bounced back in doubles play, earning the other Pioneer point along with teammate Whitney DeBree. The pair won an 8-5 decision from the No. 1 doubles spot, taking down Katter and Sophie Larson.

The Pioneers return to the courts on Saturday, Feb. 21 against Pacific Lutheran for their first home match of the 2009 season.

Linfield beat Lewis and Clark 7-2.

DOUBLES:

(1) Nilsson/Debree def. Katter/Larson 8-5
(2) Click/Olbrich def. Beatty/Homer 8-2
(3) Watanabe/Nip def. Earhart/Coleman 8-2

SINGLES:
(1) Katter def. Nilsson 6-2, 4-6, 10-7
(2) Olbrich def. Debree 6-3, 6-2
(3) Larson def. Beatty 6-0 6-0
(4) Nip def. Earhart 6-0 6-2
(5) Coleman (L & C) def. Click 1-6 7-6(1) 10-4
(6) Watanabe def. Homer 6-2 6-1

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