Sports & Outdoors

Women’s tennis falls short vs. Whitworth

After recording victories at Pacific and George Fox to start the 2013 season 2-0, the women’s tennis team fell short against the visiting Pirates from Whitworth, 6-3 on Friday, Feb. 22 at the Puget Sound tennis pavilion.

Whitworth earned victories in four of their six single matches, which was highlighted by Megan Wingfield (Broomfield, Colo.) coming back to defeat Josephine Dow (Seattle, Wash.) 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 7-5.

The Loggers rallied with Malia Ford (Makawao, Hawaii) trouncing Caylee Lamm (Spokane Valley, Wash.) 6-1, 6-0, but it was not enough as the Pirates’ Morgan McDivitt (Cut Bank, Mont.) defeated Allison Goo (Honolulu, Hawaii) 6-2, 6-3 to win the majority in singles play.

Logan Thompson (Decorah, Iowa) and Marissa Friedman (Novato, Calif.) were the only Loggers’ doubles squad to prevail against Whitworth, upsetting Jessi Steele (Spokane Valley, Wash.) and Annika Westre (Spokane, Wash.) 8-6 in the second doubles match.

Thompson had the best outing for the Loggers with a doubles and a singles win, but even with her impressive showing, Puget Sound was unable to stay undefeated at home and in Northwest Conference play to start the season.

The Loggers will now prepare to travel and compete against cross-town rival Pacific Lutheran, who is undefeated (4-0) thus far in the season and currently holds the top rank in conference, all of its wins coming against league teams.

Puget Sound is currently in fourth place in conference, and will attempt to win its sixth consecutive match against the Lutes, dating back to the 2010 season.