Whitworth Women Suffer First NWC Loss

Whitworth Women Suffer First NWC Loss

By Alli Kieckbusch, Student Writer

Spokane, Wash.– Whitworth University's women's tennis team suffered its first Northwest Conference loss of the 2019 season to Linfield 7-2 on Sunday in the Scotford Tennis Center. The Pirates are 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the NWC.

Linfield (5-1, 2-0) jumped on the Bucs early by taking all three doubles wins. In the #1 spot, Erica Lee and Emma Jo Wiley fell 8-4.

Whitworth's Avery Liening defeated Riley Clayeux 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) at #2 singles to give the Pirates their first point. The other win came from Jill Hughes in the #5 singles spot with a score of 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

The Pirates will travel to Oregon next weekend to face Lewis & Clark and George Fox for more NWC match ups.