Praise-worthy Pios: Three women's tennis standouts get recognition

Praise-worthy Pios: Three women's tennis standouts get recognition

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers have three of their women being honored in their post-season honors. Rachael Rice, Riley Hanks, and Madelyn Landerfelt all made the All-Northwest Conference Second-Team. The teams were released Wednesday afternoon by the conference office. 

Rachael Rice also received the Freshman of the Year award which is historic for Pioneer Tennis because they have never had a Freshman win the award thus far. Rice competed as No. 2 in doubles and No. 3 in singles for the season. In singles, Rice went 6-4 overall with a NWC record of 4-1. Rice ended her freshman season on a two-game win streak. 

Riley Hanks also had a huge season with competing as No. 2 in singles for most of the season, and as No. 1 in their last match. When Hanks competed as No. 1, she took the win to add to her overall record of 5-7 with an NWC record of 3-3. 

Madelyn Landerfelt competed as No. 1 in singles most of the season, and also competed in doubles as No. 1 with various partners. Landerfelt had an overall record of 2-10 in singles due to tough competition as No. 1, and has an NWC record of 1-5. 

The Pioneers made post-season play, and will compete in the NWC Championship Tournament as No. 3 seed. Play will begin on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. They will be competing against Linfield, Puget Sound, and Whitman.