Whitworth Runs Past Pacific 7-2

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Visiting Whitworth ran away with a 7-2 victory over Pacific in Northwest Conference women's tennis action on Saturday afternoon.

The Pirates improved to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the NWC with their third straight win.  The Boxers dropped to 0-3, 0-3.

Whitworth took two of the three doubles matches to get out to an early lead.  Jessi Steele and Annika Westre edged by Lillian Do and Francesca Battaglia 9-7 at #2 doubles.  Morgan McDivitt and Megan Wingfield ran away with an 8-1 win at #3 doubles.  The only Pacific point came when Rachel Mizuno and Synclaire Waldron  topped Saryn Mooney and Taylor Peña at #1 doubles.

The Pirates would win five of the six singles matches and the only Pacific point came when Whitworth's Mooney had to retire in the third set of the #1 match against Waldron.

Steele cruised by Mizuno 6-1, 6-3 at #2 while Peña had little trouble while beating Battaglia 6-2, 6-1 at #3.  Caylee Lamm also won easily in straight sets (6-2, 6-1) at #5 and Westre survived a tiebreak to sweep 7-6 (8-6) at #6.

Wingfield pulled out the only full three-set contest, defeating Do 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 at #4 singles.

Whitworth will finish its three-matches-in-three-days road swing on Sunday morning at defending NWC champion Linfield.

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