Recap | Box Score
LINFIELD 9, GEORGE FOX 0: Wildcats Handily Dispatch Short-Handed Bruins
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - With their top player sidelined due to illness and another player absent while participating in a friend’s wedding, the short-handed George Fox University Bruins were no match for the Linfield College Wildcats, who cruised to a 9-0 Northwest Conference women’s tennis win Saturday here at the Linfield indoor courts.
Linfield’s Sarah Click and Abby Olbrich downed George Fox’s Alyssa Emoto and Shaina Inn 8-3 at No. 1 doubles, and Sophie Larson and Caroline Brigham dropped Cara Griffith and Bethany Nguyen 8-4 at No. 2 doubles. The Bruins defaulted the No. 3 doubles.
In singles, it was the Wildcats’ Olbrich over the Bruins’ Emoto 6-1, 6-4 in a tougher No. 1 match than expected; Emoto actually held a 3-0 lead in the second set and had a chance to go up 5-3 before Olbrich rallied. Lexi Thomas topped Inn 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2, Brigham beat Griffith 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3, and Sarah Watanabe defeated Nguyen 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4. George Fox also defaulted the No. 5 and No. 6 matches.
NEXT: George Fox (2-2, NWC 1-2) visits Willamette University Friday at 2:30 p.m. ... Linfield (3-1, NWC 3-0) hosts Whitman College Sunday at 10:00 a.m.