By Alli Kieckbusch, Student Writer
WALLA WALLA, Wash.– Whitworth dropped an 8-1 decision at Whitman on Saturday, which likely means the Pirates' 2019 season has come to an end. Should Whitworth, Lewis & Clark and Puget Sound all tie for third place at 5-3, the Bucs will be the odd-team out in the upcoming Northwest Conference tournament. The Pirates (9-7 overall, 5-3 NWC) needed this win to secure a spot in the playoffs. Whitman (10-6, 7-1) secured second place in the NWC.
Wiley had the toughest battle of the singles matches, losing the first set 6-3 and the second 7-3 (7-5) at #3 singles. Marissa Kirk lost to Audrey Grigore 6-4, 6-4 in the #5 position.
Wiley and Kirk are the only Pirate seniors and their Whitworth careers concluded with this match.