The women’s tennis Northwest Conference Championships fell from the Wildcats paws when facing off with Whitman College on April 27.
Despite a 5-3 win against Whitworth University, Linfield could not bounce back from a shutout win by the Missionaries.
Four unfinished matches worked against the Wildcats singles, as the only two matches completed ended in favor of Whitman.
With two doubles teams falling to the Missionaries, the final doubles match between junior Gretchen Jernstedt and freshman Courtney Mostul versus Jenna Dobrin and Hannah Palkowitz was the closest of all the matches of the day. Jernstedt and Mostul pulled in close finishing the first round 9-8, requiring a tie-breaker where they fell 7-4.
The Wildcats captured the first day of the competition from the Pirates. Senior Caroline Brigham won her singles match due to her opponent needing to retire. Other singles matches one by Linfield were junior Kaila Nip and freshmen Marisa Kume and Mackenzie Fraser.
The only Linfield victory for doubles was won by senior Caroline Brigham and Fraser, winning 8-0.
With their season coming to a close, the Wildcats finished the season with 13 wins and four losses.
Kaylyn Peterson/Managing editor