The Pioneers fall to the Kalamazoo Hornets

The Pioneers fall to the Kalamazoo Hornets

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers came up short today against the Kalamazoo Hornets with only snatching three wins from the Hornets throughout the entire day. Although, the Pioneers' No. 3 team in doubles almost got the Pioneers a fourth win, but fell short to the Hornets in a tie breaker. 

The Pioneers now hold an overall record of 3-5. The Pioneers seem to be struggling on the hill with a home record of 0-5 while their away record is 3-0. The Pioneers are on the road during this Spring Break to continue their away game win streak. 

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Key Moments

In doubles, Madelyn Landerfelt and Riley Hanks swept the Hornets No. 1 team with an 8-0 win, and this was by far the best game for the Pioneers the entire day. Caitlin Jones and Natalie Kowal ended in a 8-7, (7-3) tie breaker loss to the Hornet's No. 3 team. The Pioneers could not gain any momentum in doubles going into singles with a score of 1-2. 

In singles, there were three matches that went into three sets, but only two of them ended in the favor of the Pioneers. Maca Vives had her second singles win of the season with a three set 7-5, 3-6, 11-9 win against the Hornets' No. 6. Rachael Rice also continued her momentum from doubles with another three set 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win, and this makes Rice the only undefeated Pioneer from today's match against the Hornets. 

Deeper Look

  • Rice is now 3-2 overall in singles for the season
  • Kowal is 5-2 overall in singles for the season
  • Carolinne Hennes is 4-2 overall in doubles
  • Hanks is 3-4 for singles overall this season

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers go on the road for Spring Break to go against the Portland State Vikings on April 6 at 10 a.m.