BEAVERTON, Ore., - With a one point advantage, the Lewis & Clark women’s tennis team jumped above .500 on the season and in the Northwest Conference after defeating Pacific (Ore.) 5-4 on the road Friday evening. The Pioneers held a 4-2 advantage in singles, while the Tigers grabbed two of the three doubles points.
Sophomore Amalia Nilsson earned the team’s first singles point, defeating Cat Goya 7-5, 6-0 from the No. 1 spot. Paige Earhart knocked off Jamie Yoshino from the No. 3 spot, while Jill Coleman picked up a 6-3, 6-0 win over Tessa Krebs at the No. 5 spot. Clio Beatty and Daynea Wong battled back and forth in the No. 4 singles spot, taking their match into three sets plus a tie-breaker. Beatty would take the first set 6-2, before Wong did the same in the second. In the third and final set the duo would play to a 6-6 tie, with Beatty earning a 7-4 win in the tie-breaker to give the Pioneers their deciding point.
Coleman and Earhart picked up the Pioneers only doubles point, knocking off Stephanie Velligas and Dawn Green by a score of 8-0.
The Pioneers (4-3 overall, 4-3 NWC) return to the court for another NWC match-up on Saturday, March 7 when they face Puget Sound on the road. First serve is set for 12 p.m.
Women's Tennis Edges Out Pacific