February 22, 2013

Whitworth Women Win at Puget Sound

TACOMA, Wash. – Four different Pirates won two matches each to lead visiting Whitworth to a 6-3 win at Puget Sound in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match on Friday night.

The Pirates improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the NWC.  The Loggers fell to 2-1, 2-1 while suffering their first loss of the season.

Saryn Mooney and Taylor Peña combined to beat Josephine Dow and Maddie Thiesse 8-6 in the #1 doubles match.  Megan Wingfield and Morgan McDivitt doubled up Malia Ford and Allison Embernate 8-4 at #3 doubles.  UPS got its only doubles point when Logan Thompson and Marissa Friedman edged Jessi Steele and Annika Westre 8-6 at #3.

All four of the Pirates' doubles winners also won their singles matches.  Mooney beat Thiesse 6-2, 6-3 at #1 and Peña swept Friedman 6-2, 6-4 at #3. 

Wingfield pulled out the longest match of the night, beating Dow 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5 at #4 singles.  McDivitt won 6-2, 6-3 over Allison Goo at #6.

Whitworth will continue its busiest road trip of the season when the Pirates travel to play Pacific on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm.  The Pirates will conclude their swing with a match at defending champion Linfield on Sunday morning.

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