Lew Earns Lone Point For Women's Tennis
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Sophomore Claudia Lew earned the Lewis & Clark women's tennis team its only point in the teams 8-1 loss at the Linfield Wildcats in Northwest Conference action.
Lew's point came in singles play at the No. 1 spot. Lew took down Caroline Brigham 6-0, 6-3. Brigham had earned a point over Lew earlier in the contest in doubles play, when she and teammate Mackenzie Fraser defeated Lew and Makena McCluskey in a tightly contested 9-8 (7-1) match.
Olivia Sweetman fell 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 2 singles position, while McCluskey was unable to hold off Kelly Watanabe in the No. 3 spot, falling 7-5, 6-2. Esa Grigsby fell in the four spot to Marisa Kume after forcing a tie-breaker in the opening set (7-6 (7-1), 6-3). Allison Schneider lost 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 5 spot and Paloma Vizcaino fell 6-0, 6-2 in the six spot.
Grigsby and Schneider teamed up for doubles playing as the Pios No. 2 and eventually falling to Kaila Nip and Watanabe 8-5. Sweetman and Vizcaino suffered the same fate in the No. 3 position, falling 8-3.
Lewis & Clark returns to action on against Chapman in California on Saturday, March 22 at 5 p.m.