Pirate Netters Top Pacific Women 7-2

Pirate Netters Top Pacific Women 7-2

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Visiting Whitworth University earned its second straight Northwest Conference road victory in women's tennis with a 7-2 decision at Pacific University on Saturday afternoon.

The Pirates improved to 3-3 overall and 2-0 in the NWC.  The Boxers fell to 2-1, 0-1.

Whitworth rolled to a 3-0 lead thanks to a sweep in the doubles matches.  Jennifer Adams and Katie Lacayo rolled to an 8-1 win over Taylor Smallwood and Megan Meatte at 3rd doubles.  The other two contests were much closer.  Erica Lee and Emma Jo Wiley edged Chantelle Baclay and Marissa Hayashi 8-6 at #1 doubles, while Avery Liening and Marissa Kirk got by Johanna Wilson and Sophia Nishimura by the same score at #3.

The Pirates quickly clinched the team victory thanks to wins at #1 and #3 singles.  Adams shut out Hayashi 6-0, 6-0 at 3rd singles and Lee defeated Nishimura 6-1, 6-2 at #1 to give the Bucs an insurmountable 5-0 lead.

Pacific got on the board when Baclay topped Wiley 6-3, 6-3 at #2 singles. 

Whitworth got the next two points with wins at fourth and sixth singles.  Liening dominated Meatte 6-0, 6-1 at #4 while Lacayo rolled by Callie Oyama 6-0, 6-3. 

The final point went to the Boxers on Wilson's 6-4, 6-4 victory over Emily Sandquist.

The Pirates will conclude their road trip through Oregon with a match at Linfield on Sunday morning.