Pioneers end post-season play in defeat to the Blues

Pioneers end post-season play in defeat to the Blues

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers were taken down by the Whitman Blues in the semifinals of the NWC Championship Tournament. The Pioneers end their post-season play with this defeat to the Blues. The Pioneers ended with a final score of 0-5. 

The Pioneers left four games unfinished because there was no possible way to make a comeback. The Pioneers could not seem to grab any momentum during the game, and could not bounce back after being swept in doubles. There were a couple close games throughout the day, but not enough to change momentum for the Pioneers. 

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Key Moments

In doubles, Madelyn Landerfelt and Riley Hanks had a rough start to the day with a 1-8 loss to the Blues No. 1 team. Rachael Rice and Carla Thomas had a closer match, but it ended with a 5-8 loss to the No. 2 team. Caitlin Jones and Caroline Hennes also tried to make a comeback for the Pioneers, but ended in defeat with a 4-8 loss. 

In singles, Hanks played the No. 1 position, but fell with a score of 6-3, 6-2 in the end. Landerfelt left her match unfinished with a score of 2-6, 3-4. Rice also had an unfinished match with a score of 2-6, 3-4. Thomas finished her match with a loss to the Blues' No. 4 team with a final score of 1-6, 2-6. Natalie Kowal and Maca Vives both had unfinished games in the end.

Deeper Look

  • Hanks finished with an overall record of 5-8
  • Rice/Thomas had an overall record of 6-5
  • Landerfelt/Hanks finished with an overall record of 4-5
  • Thomas had a singles overall record of 4-7
  • Jones/Hennes had a final overall record of 1-3

Looking Ahead

The Pioneers end their post-season play, and they look forward to play in Fall of 2019.