Whitworth Defeats George Fox 8-1

SPOKANE, Wash. – Alli Marshall won at the top of the ladder in doubles and singles to lead Whitworth to an 8-1 win over visiting George Fox in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match on Friday evening at the Scotford Tennis Center.

The Pirates improved to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the NWC with their fourth straight win.  The Bruins dropped to 2-4, 1-3.

Marshall and Erica Bosman teamed to win 8-0 at #1 doubles over Molly Beaumont and Shaina Inn of George Fox.  Jessi Steele and Saryn Mooney topped Alyssa Emoto and Cara Griffith, while Claire Hemming and Morgan McDivitt doubled up Marissa Chau and Alissandra Wittrig 8-4 to lead Whitworth to a sweep of the doubles.

The Pirates also swept the top three singles matches on the three courts inside the Scotford Tennis Center to clinch the win.

Mooney raced to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Emoto at #2, just ahead of Steele's 6-2, 6-2 win over Inn at #3.  Marshall defeated Beaumont 6-4, 6-2 at #1 singles in a matchup of 2011 Second Team All-NWC selections.

Griffith earned GFU's only point when she defeated Siri Carlson 6-4, 6-4 at #4 singles.  Hemming beat Chantelle Hadeed 7-5, 6-0 at #5 and Janell (Talbot) Lum rallied for a 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-2) win over Wittrig at #6.

Whitworth will host Lewis & Clark on Saturday as Pirate head coach Jo Ann Wagstaff goes for career victory number 299 at Whitworth.

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