Pioneers come out on top against the George Fox Bruins

Pioneers come out on top against the George Fox Bruins

NEWBERG, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers took down the George Fox Bruins with a 7-2 win. The Pioneers are now 4-5 overall with a 3-2 conference record. As of the latest rankings, the Pioneers are ranked No. 14 in the West region for Division III. 

Madelyn Landerfelt had a great performance against the Bruins' No. 1 with a victory in three sets. Riley Ranks almost had a clean sweep in singles against the Bruins' No. 2. The Pioneers went 5-1 in singles and they went 2-1 in doubles for the day. 

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Key Moments

In singles, Madelyn Landerfelt held down the No. 1 position for the Pioneers with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 win over the Bruins. Rachael Rice continues to dominate in singles with a big win over the Bruins' No. 3 with a final score of 6-2, 7-5. The Pioneers continued to dominate in five out of their six games of singles, and had an overall strong performance. 

In doubles, Landerfelt and Hanks continued to dominate on the court with a big 8-5 win over the Bruins No. 1 team. Rice and Carla Thomas took down the Bruins No. 2 team with a 8-4 win. Lastly, Natalie Kowal and Caroline Hennes went to a tie-breaker, and unfortunately had a 8=7 (7-5) loss the Bruins. This was one of three close games for the day. The Pioneers went into singles with a 2-1 lead. 

Deeper Look

  • The Pioneers end the season with a away record of 4-0
  • Natalie Kowal is 6-4 overall in singles
  • Rice continues to dominate with a 5-3 overall record along with a 3-0 NWC record
  • Rice and Thomas are now 3-1 for NWC record in doubles
  • Landerfelt and Hanks are on a two game win streak

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers return to the hill on April 19 to go against the Willamette Bearcats at 4 p.m.