FOREST GROVE, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers took the 7-2 win against the Pacific Boxers. The Pioneers went 2-1 in doubles, and they went 5-1 in singles. This brings the Pioneers to 1-3 record for the overall season thus far.
The Pioneers definitely battled against the Boxers with many games going to a third set, and a couple of them were even settled with a tie breaker. The Pioneers had three matches that went to a third set with the others being extremely close. This was definitely a close match-up against the Boxers.
In singles, Madelyn Landerfelt, Riley Hanks, and Rachael Rice all went to a third set in their matches, but they all finished strong with a win. Landerfelt finished with a 6-2, 6-7, 6-1, win over the top Boxer. Carla Thomas and Natalie Kowal all finished with a win as well, but rather quickly in two-set matches. Unfortunately, Emily Schmelling had a 6-1, 6-1, loss against the Boxers.
In doubles, Landerfelt and Hanks lost in a close match with the final score of 6-8. Rice and Thomas dominated over the Boxers' Halie Chang and Sophia Nishimura to get an 8-2 win. Caroline Hennes and Kowal also had a great 8-4 win over Boxers.
- Schmelling is 0-2 in singles
- Hanks has a singles record of 2-2 on the season
- Rice and Thomas had their first wins in singles for the season
- Kowal also has a 2-2 record for singles on the season
The Pioneers head to Tacoma on Mar. 9 to go against the Puget Sound Loggers.