Linfield Wildcats

March 19, 2017
'Cats blank Tigers, Bearcats
Colorado College Results
Willamette Results
McMINNVILLE and SALEM, Ore. – Pushing their win streak to four straight victories, Linfield took a pair of 9-0 decisions from Colorado College and Willamette prior to the team's spring break trip.
 
Saturday, the ‘Cats stepped outside of Northwest Conference play to down the visiting Tigers inside the Rutschman Field House. Sunday, Linfield (8-1, 6-1 NWC) traveled to Salem, where they picked up their sixth NWC victory and eighth overall.
 
SATURDAY: Linfield 9, Colorado College 0
Marisa Doveri (Jr., Klamath Falls, Ore.) and Michelle Ly (Fr., Fairview, Ore.) were dual winners on the day as the ‘Cats cruised to a landslide victory while playing with an adjusted lineup that featured 10 different players.
 
“Today we utilized our depth and showed we're 12 tough,” said co-head coach Lisa Macy-Baker, whose team improved to 7-1 overall.
 
Doveri stepped in at No. 1 singles, where she inched past Jenna McDonald 7-5, 6-4 for a Linfield team point at the top of the ladder. Ly was one of two Wildcats to win her singles match via supertiebreaker, ralling from an opening-set loss to defeat Annie Zvelor 6-2 in the second and 10-8 in the third abbreviated set.
 
Jesse Vezo (Fr., Bend, Ore.) grueled through a 46-point supertiebreaker to outlast Maddie Cahill-Sanida in fifth-flight singles. She won by a final score of 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (24-22).
 
Riley Clayeux (Fr., Boise, Idaho), Kelsey Bartlett (Fr., Central Point, Ore.) and Sierra Lemon (Jr., Portland, Ore.) rounded out the singles sweep for Linfield. Earlier in doubles, Basia Kopecka (Jr., McMinnville, Ore.) and Ella Riddle (Jr., Leeds, U.K.) partnered for an 8-0 win over the Tigers' top duo. Courtney Mostul (Sr., Sherwood, Ore.) and McKenna Stephenson (Fr., Grants Pass, Ore.) scored an 8-5 victory in third-flight action.
 
SUNDAY: Linfield 9, Willamette 0
The Wildcats flexed their depth again Sunday in their return to Northwest Conference play, leaning again on the talents of 10 different competitors.
 
Linfield swept the doubles flights by a combined score of 24-5 and dropped just eight games in six singles matches.
 
Sarah Sweet (Fr., Mercer Island, Wash.) and Lemon each had two victories, partnering for an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles before prevailing at Nos. 3 and 5 singles, respectively. Sweet posted a double bagel score of 6-0, 6-0 for her seventh victory of the season.
 
Partnering with Kopecka, Stephenson prevailed in her second varsity doubles match, this one at No. 1 doubles by a final score of 8-2.
 
Clayeux clinched the match for the Wildcats with her 6-1, 6-2 win in second-flight singles, improving to 5-4 on the year.
 
NEXT: Linfield treks to Texas to play four nonleague matches, beginning with a tilt against UT Tyler on Saturday, March 25. 
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Sierra Lemon
Picks up three wins on the weekend