McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield got its second Northwest Conference victory in a row with a 6-3 win over Lewis & Clark Saturday afternoon at the Linfield Tennis Center.
The Wildcats remain undefeated in conference action at 2-0 and 2-1 overall as the Pioneers run their record to 1-2 in conference action and 1-3 overall.
Linfield took two of three wins in doubles play, including the No. 1 and No. 3 flights.
Abby Olbrich and Sarah Click teamed to defeat Amalia Nilsson and Isabelle Borris 8-4. Sarah Watanabe and Lexi Thomas (Sr., Redding, Calif.) won the No. 3 match over Makena McCluskey and Olivia Sweetman by the score of 8-2.
"Abby (Olbrich) and Sarah (Click) played with tremendous poise despite a slow start while Abby pulls 'double duty' one last time," said head coach Amy Dames Smith.
The "double duty" she referred to is the two-sport play of Olbrich, who appears in her final basketball game for the Wildcats tonight.
For the Pios, Whitney Debree and Jill Coleman paired to win the No. 2 doubles match over Sophie Larson and Caroline Brigham (Jr., Eagle, Idaho) 9-8 (8-4).
Linfield also secured victories in four of six singles flights.
No. 2 Thomas beat Debree in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. Brigham earned a victory over Coleman 6-1, 6-4. Watanabe got the decision over McCluskey 7-5, 6-1 and No. 6 Kiana Nip defeated Sweetman 6-1, 2-2 (retired).
"Our newcomers really helped us out by clinching the win," Dames Smith said.
The Pios took the No. 1 and No. 3 singles matches. Nilsson defeated Larson 6-2, 6-3 and Borris dealt Click a loss in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
NEXT: The ‘Cats hit the court next Saturday at George Fox. Match time is set for 10 a.m.
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