Women’s tennis cruises while men fall to Missionaries

Sports & Outdoors

The Logger women dominated the College of Idaho last weekend, sweeping in singles and losing just one match in doubles play.

The Loggers took two of the three doubles games, while the College of Idaho took the third doubles game.

Junior Madison Holtz (Honolulu, Hawaii) and sophomore Maddie Thiesse (Chanhassen, Minn.) took the first game, winning 8-3, while  freshmen Logan Thompson (Decorah, Iowa) and Marissa Friedman (Novato, Calif.) took game two 8-2.

The impressive portion of the day, and the clincher for the Logger women, came in the singles matches. The women went a perfect 6-0 to finish out the match perfect in singles play.

Thompson looked strong as she finished up a perfect set against her opponent, while Friedman took a victory as well. Junior Devin Fields (San Francisco, Calif.) came in strong and posted a win in singles play, along with freshman Jenna Gerdsen (Honolulu, Hawaii) and Thiesse. Holtz won a tough match against a strong opponent to round out the singles sweep and ensure the Logger victory against College of Idaho.

The men did not fare as well as the women, but put up a tough fight against the 19th ranked Whitman Missionaries. The one Loggers victory came in the final doubles match where Mike Cutter (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Alex Harrison (Southborough, Mass.) defeated a pair of Missionaries 8-2.

The singles matches did not fall the way of the Loggers despite strong showings by all the players.

Sophomore Ben Miller (Silverdale, Wash.) stated that “it was a disappointing loss, but [they] played hard with good energy.” Adding that he, along with the rest of the team, feel that they are “finally close to turning the corner and becoming a threat in the conference.”

The Loggers fought hard against a national powerhouse and learned a lot about themselves as a team.

With the growth they’ve already had since the start of this young season, the Whitman Missionaries might have a tougher time downing the Loggers a second time when they face each other April 9.

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