Women’s tennis wins fourth match in a row so far this season

The Wildcat women’s tennis team won its fourth consecutive match March 2 against the Bearcats from Willamette University, winning seven of the nine matches.

The two losses for the Wildcats came in the two top spots.

Senior Lexi Thomas lost in two sets to Willamette’s Denise Poltavski 6-3, 6-2.

In the number one singles match-up Thomas and sophomore Gretchen Jernstedt were defeated by a score of 4-8.

The rest of the Wildcats would not drop a set, winning the other seven matches.

In doubles play, junior Caroline Brigham and freshman Kwynn Ecton took down the Bearcats number two doubles tandem, 8-4.

Sophomores Kaila Nip and Kelly Watanabe took care of the third Willamette doubles pair with a clean sweep, 8-0.

The Wildcats took five of the six singles matches. Brigham took the number two singles match in the tightest contest of the day 6-0, 7-5.

Nip won the number three singles match 6-2, 6-1. Ecton took the number four spot 6-3, 6-4.

Watanabe and Jerntedt took the number six and seven slots, both winning 6-1, 6-1.

Sophomore Erin Crofcheck has been out on injury.

The win on March 2 leaves the Wildcats with a 4-4 record, 4-2 in league.

The Wildcats travel south to southern California for their next matchups.

The Wildcats will take on La Verne at 3 p.m. on March 9, before meeting up with Sewanee: The University of the South at 10 a.m. on March 10.

 

Kelly Watanabe

Kelly Watanabe

Kaila Nip

Kaila Nip

Chris Haddeland/ Senior reporter

Chris Haddeland can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

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