California proves difficult for ’Cats

In the first of three matches in California the Linfield Wildcats lost 9-0 to California Institute for Technology. Cal Tech swept all three doubles matches and the six single pairings in Rancho Las Palmas, Calif.

At No. 1 doubles March 7, Kelsey Rosborough, freshmen, and Lukas Kleinman, junior, had a close match and were even point for point before loosing 8-6 to Cal Tech.

The closest singles match was Kelsey Rosborough, freshmen, with a 6-1, 6-2 loss.

Not only did the Wildcats enjoy the sun on their day off according to sophomore Tim Hawkins but Saturday the Wildcats watched the BNP Parabas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.

“We got to watch Rafael Nadal, number one in the world, last night along with many other top pros,” Hawkins said.

On March 9 the team played George Fox, University loosing 8-1, in a Northwest Conference matchup in Calif.

No. 1 doubles, Rosborough and Kleinman, lost a very close match to George Fox that ended in a tiebreaker.

No. 2 doubles, junior Micah Roos and Hawkins, won their first match with a final score of 8-5.

Linfield’s next match will be March 10 against Hardin-Simmons University in Indio, Calif.

Rachael Gernhart/Staff Writer