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PUGET SOUND 6, GEORGE FOX 3: Lower Section of Lineup Lifts Loggers Over Bruins
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Bolstered by the solid play of the bottom part of their lineup, the visiting University of Puget Sound Loggers pulled out a 6-3 win over the George Fox University Bruins in a Northwest Conference women’s tennis match that was moved from the GFU campus courts here to the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center’s indoor courts Friday afternoon.
George Fox’s three wins all came from the upper portion of the Bruins’ lineup. Molly Beaumont and Shaina Inn teamed up to sweep the Loggers’ Josephine Dow and Allison Embernate 8-0 at No. 1 doubles, Beaumont defeated Maddison Holtz 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and Inn topped Maddie Thiesse 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Alyssa Emoto almost gave the Bruins another win at No. 2 singles as she dropped a close one to Jenna Gerdsen 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4.
The Loggers pulled out the other two doubles matches as Logan Thompson and Marissa Friedman downed Emoto and Cara Griffith 8-2 at No. 2, and Ada Yu and Thiesse edged Chantelle Hadeed and Marissa Chau 8-5 at No. 3. Puget Sound secured the win by cruising through the final three singles. Thompson topped Griffith 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4, Friedman handled Hadeed 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5, and Dow dropped Bethany Nguyen 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6.
NEXT: George Fox (1-3, NWC 0-2) hosts Pacific Lutheran University Saturday morning in another match that has been moved from the campus to Tualatin Hills due to a forecast of rain. The match will start at 8:00 a.m. instead of the scheduled 11:00 a.m. due to the availability of courts only at that time ... Puget Sound (2-4, NWC 2-3) visits Lewis & Clark College Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. match.