SPOKANE, Wash. – Alli Marshall and Erica Bosman will close out their Whitworth women's tennis careers with recognition on the 2012 All-Northwest Conference team, while a pair of their teammates earned honorable mention consideration.
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Marshall was selected to the 2012 All-NWC First Team and she is now a four-time All-NWC honoree after also earning First Team as a freshman in 2009 and last season and Second Team in 2010. Marshall spent the entire 2012 season as the Pirates' #1 singles player and posted a 9-10 singles record. She went 6-6 in her 12 matches against NWC opponents.
Bosman is a Second Team selection in 2012. She was also a Second Team honoree in 2009 and 2011. Bosman has battled through a sore wrist this spring to post a singles record of 10-6 while playing at the #2 spot on the ladder. She is 8-3 against NWC opponents.
Bosman and Marshall paired up as the #1 doubles team in all of the Pirates' matches and posted a 13-6 record, 8-4 in conference contests.
Jessi Steele and Claire Hemming received honorable mention consideration. Steele, in her first season after transferring from Eastern Washington, went 18-1 in her singles matches. She played primarily at #4, but also three at #3 and three at #5. Hemming went 12-1 in singles play this season, mostly at #6 on the ladder.
Those four Pirates led Whitworth to a 13-6 overall record, 9-3 in the NWC. The Bucs are the #3 seed heading into this weekend's conference tournament at Linfield.