WALLA WALLA, Wash. - The Lewis & Clark women's tennis team did all they could to try and disrupt the #23 ranked Whitman Missionaries in Northwest Conference action on Saturday. The Missionaries defeated the Pios 8-1.
The Pioneers best chance at a singles point came in No. 4 singles when Gillian Lowe forced Maddy Webster to three sets. Lowe opened the match with a 6-2 victory. Lowe fought hard to try and take the second set but fell 6-4 before falling 10-3 in the third and final set.
Claudia Lew lost 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 1 spot, Olivia Sweetman lost 6-3, 6-2 as the No. 2, while Makena McCluskey lost 6-0 in both of her sets in the three spot. Esa Grigsby lost 6-0, 6-2 as the No. 5 and Allison Schneider lost 6-2, 6-0 in the six position.
Sweetman and Lew teamed up in No. 1 doubles but lost 8-1, while McCluskey and Lowe picked up an 8-2 win as the Pios No. 2 doubles pair. Rounding out the action was Grigsby and Schneider as the Pioneers No. 3 duo, falling 8-4.
Lewis & Clark returns home for its next contest, hosting Puget Sound in the L&C Tennis Dome on Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m.