SPOKANE, Wash. – Whitworth picked up its first women's tennis victory of 2013 with an 8-1 win over visiting Willamette in a Northwest Conference match on Sunday morning.
The Pirates improved to 1-2 overall, 1-1 in the NWC while the Bearcats dropped to 0-3, 0-2.
Whitworth swept the three doubles matches to open a quick 3-0 lead. Saryn Mooney and Taylor Peña picked up an 8-4 win over Sabrina Gutierrez and Denise Poltavski at #1 doubles in the closest of the three matches.
The Pirates took all three of the top singles matches to clinch the team victory. Mooney edged Poltavski 7-6 (6), 6-3 at #1 while Steele beat Gutierrez 6-3, 6-3 at #2. Peña had an easy time with Heringer 6-2, 6-0 at #3.
Wingfield blanked Carlson 0-0 at #4 singles. Caylee Lamm was credited with a win after she led 5-0 in the opening set and Matsuura retired with an injury.
Yasmine Genena earned the Bearcats' lone point with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Westre at #6.
Whitworth will play at Puget Sound next Friday.