Women Get Back Into The Win Column With Come From Behind Victory Against The Lutes

Women Get Back Into The Win Column With Come From Behind Victory Against The Lutes


by Jimmy Chau

Portland, OR.-

After a string of five losses to Division I and II teams, the women’s tennis team gets back into the win column with a come from behind win after topping Pacific Lutheran University.  Taking five out of six singles matches, the Pios rally for a 6-3 win at the LC Tennis Dome.

Playing without a couple standouts in the doubles flights, the Pioneers quickly fell in a hole against the charged up Lutes.  Isabelle Borris and Maggie Peach were the only pair to tally a point for the Pios as they broke open a tight match with aggressive cross court shots and aggressive volleys to close out the match, 8-4.  Pacific Lutheran would take charge as they mounted two 7-4 leads in the first and third flights of doubles.  The Pios would rally in both matches but ultimately fell 8-6 at one doubles and 9-8 (7-3) in the third flight.  The Pioneers hadn’t won a match all season after being down after doubles, but Amalia Nilsson would quickly start the rally with a 6-0, 6-0 win against Ashley Coats.  Isabelle Borris followed suit with a 6-0, 6-1 win and Whitney DeBree avenged an earlier loss this season to Cora Wigen by pulling out a close 6-4, 6-4 win.  Still needing a point to secure the victory, Jill Coleman played the role of clincher by winning 6-0, 6-2 by playing an aggressive yet smart match at number four singles.  Having already clinched the match, senior Maggie Peach rallied for a good personal victory at #5 singles after dropping the first set 6-4.  Mixing up her serves and developing her slice drop shots, she was able to come back to take the second set by a convincing 6-1 mark and continued to ride her momentum into the third set tie-breaker by winning 10-6.

The Pioneers next travel down to Salem, OR. to take on the Willamette Bearcats in a rare Wednesday match at 4 pm.