PORTLAND, Ore., - It was a great home opener for the Lewis & Clark women’s tennis team who picked up their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Northwest Conference member Pacific Lutheran 8-1 at the Tennis Dome. The Pioneers picked up all three double points, while earning five of the six points.
Amalia Nilsson continued her winning ways, earning her third singles victory of the season putting her 3-1 on the year individually. Against Pacific Lutheran Nilsson defeated Ashley Brooks in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2. The Pioneers also earned a singles point from Whitney DeBree in the No. 2 spot, with DeBree taking out Ashley Coats in consecutive sets (6-1, 6-2). Both Nilsson and DeBree teamed up to face Brook and Coats in doubles, defeating the PLU tag team 8-6. The doubles win puts Nilsson and DeBree at 4-0 on the season from the No. 1 doubles spot.
Clio Beatty defeated Mary Stang in the tie-breaker, after the duo battled through two sets (5-7, 6-0) before Beatty took the match 6-2. Jill Coleman battled Jessica Wilson to a 6-1, 6-3 win, while teammate Mika Yokoyama took out Caitlyn Hoerr 6-4, 7-5.
Alix Dixon and Caitlyn Homer earned a doubles point for the Pioneers from the No. 2 spot, taking down Ali Burnside and Bruner 8-5. The Pioneers final point came from Paige Earhart and Coleman who knocked off Hoerr and Stag 8-3.
The Pioneers return to the courts on Saturday, Feb. 28 t 11 a.m., taking on George Fox in the Tennis Dome.
Pioneers Open Home Play With First Win of the Season