Pirate Women Pull Out 5-4 Win at Puget Sound

Photo courtesy Puget Sound Sports Information Office
Photo courtesy Puget Sound Sports Information Office

TACOMA, Wash. – Jill Hughes pulled out a 6-3, 6-4 victory at #6 singles to give visiting Whitworth a 5-4 non-conference women's tennis victory over Puget Sound on Saturday evening.

The Pirates claimed their second win of the season to improve to 2-1.  The Loggers fell to 1-2.

Whitworth took two of the three doubles matches.  Avery Liening and Grace Bethards combined for an 8-4 win at #2 doubles.  Hughes and Marissa Kirk pulled out a 9-7 win at #3 doubles.  Erica Lee and Emma Jo Wiley fell 9-7 to Lisa Owen and Nicki Bouche at #1 doubles.

Owen topped Lee 6-3, 6-1 at #1 singles to tie the match 2-2 and UPS took a 3-2 lead when Bridget Myers topped Wiley 6-1, 6-3 at #3 singles. 

Bethards retied the match 3-3 with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at #4 singles before the Loggers went back ahead 4-3 on Bouch's 6-3, 6-4 win over Liening at #2 singles.

Kirk's 7-5, 6-2 win at #5 singles created a 4-4 tie, setting up Hughes with the deciding point.  Hughes defeated Lia Van Streeter at #6 for Whitworth's win. 

The Pirates will complete their trip to Tacoma with another non-conference match at Pacific Lutheran on Sunday.