Sports & Outdoors

Women’s tennis keeps hot streak going

The red-hot Loggers continued their dominating season, steamrolling the Lutes from Pacific Lutheran on Friday, April 5 for their ninth consecutive win and improving to 12-3 overall and 6-3 in Northwest Conference competition.
Puget Sound was able to inch its way closer to securing a conference playoff bid thanks in large part to senior Maddie Thiesse (Chanhassen, Minn.) and sophomore Alison Embernate (Kihei, Hawaii) who teamed up to win the #1 doubles match 8-3.
Juniors Marissa Friedman (Novato, Calif.) and Logan Thompson (Decorah, Iowa) also won their singles matches in straight sets at 7-5, 6-2 and 6-0, 6-2, respectively. These individual wins ultimately paved the way for an 8-1 overall rout of the Lutes, and it was the second time this season that the Loggers prevailed over their NWC rivals.
Puget Sound did not slow down its incredible 10 match winning streak at Willamette, defeating the Bearcats 7-2 on Saturday, April 6. The Loggers particularly shined in singles play, winning all but one of the six matches.
Friedman and Thompson continued their spectacular singles play, with both winning 6-0, 6-0. They were accompanied by junior Jenna Gerdsen (Kamuela, Hawaii), sophomore Josie Dow (Seattle, Wash.) and freshman Malia Ford (Makawao, Hawaii), who each won their matches in straight sets.
With their winning streak now in double-digits, the women’s tennis team will attempt to finish the regular season with a winning streak of 12 games. The Loggers will head east next weekend to visit Whitworth and Whitman to cap off an impressive regular season.