Whitworth Women Shut Out Pacific

SPOKANE, Wash. – Saryn Mooney avenged a pair of defeats earlier this season against Pacific, leading Whitworth to a 9-0 women's tennis victory over the visiting Boxers on Sunday at the Scotford Tennis Center.

The Pirates improved to 5-5 overall and 5-4 in the NWC while the Boxers fell to 1-10, 0-10.

Mooney, who lost to Synclaire Waldron in singles and, with Taylor Peña, lost to Waldron and Rachel Mizuno in doubles last month in Forest Grove, won both of those matches this time around.

Mooney and Peña defeated Synclaire and Mizuno 8-4 at the #1 spot to close out the three doubles matches.  Prior to that Jessi Steele and KC McConnell ran past Amber Craviotto and Kelsey Lack 8-1 at #3.  Then Morgan McDivitt and Megan Wingfield beat Lillian Do and Becky Scheller 8-3 at #2 doubles.

The teams were able to play all six singles matches simultaneously on Sunday with the top three singles occurring indoor and the bottom three outdoors.

The 5th and 6th singles matches finished first.  McDivitt beat Sheller 6-0, 6-3 at #5 and McConnell rolled Carlee Rhodaback 6-1, 6-0 at #6, clinching the team victory for the Bucs.

The only match that had a chance to go more than two sets was the #1 singles match between Mooney and Waldron.  The final pair to finish, Mooney came away with a 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over Waldron.

Whitworth will head off on its annual spring break trip next week, heading to California for three contests in the Los Angeles area.

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