April 25, 2013

Pair of Pirates Earn All-NWC Honors

SPOKANE, Wash. – Saryn Mooney and Jessi Steele have been named to the 2013 All-Northwest Conference women's tennis team, which was released today by the conference office.

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Mooney was voted to the All-NWC first team by league coaches, while Steele was selected to the second team.  It is the first team either player has been recognized as All-NWC.

Mooney played in 17 of Whitworth's 18 matches this season, all at #1 on the ladder.  She finished 8-9 overall, but 8-4 against opponents within the Northwest Conference.  She also teamed with Taylor Peña as the #1 doubles team for the Pirates.  Mooney and Peña went 7-11 overall and 6-6 within the NWC.

Steele played #2 on the Pirates' singles ladder.  She had a record of 7-11 overall and 6-6 within the NWC.  Steele played doubles with three different partners this season and finished 7-10.  She and KC McConnell closed out the second half of the season together at #3 on the ladder and went 5-4.

Mooney and Steele led Whitworth to an overall record of 8-10.  But the Pirates finished 7-5 and tied for third place in the NWC.

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