March 17, 2012

PACIFIC 6, GEORGE FOX 3: Griffith Wins Twice but Bruins Bow to Boxers in NWC Match

FOREST GROVE, Ore.Cara Griffith turned in another solid effort as she won both her doubles match and her No. 4 singles match, but most of her George Fox University teammates were not as fortunate as the Pacific University Boxers downed the Bruins 6-3 in Northwest Conference women’s tennis action Saturday here at the Holce Tennis Courts.

Griffith and Alyssa Emoto edged Kelsey Trujillo and Lillian Do 9-7 at No. 2 doubles, but Pacific made off with the other two doubles.  Cathlene Goya and Megan Yoshimoto won at No. 1 8-5 over Molly Beaumont and Shaina Inn, and Rachel Mizuno and Amber Craviotto downed Bethany Nguyen and Alissandra Wittrig 8-1 at No. 3.

Griffith won her singles match over Do 6-0, 2-6, 6-1, and Inn beat Mizuno by a similar 6-0, 2-6, 6-1 score at No. 3, but that was all the Bruins could muster.  Goya topped Beaumont 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1, Yoshimoto eased past Emoto 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2, Trujillo took down Chantelle Hadeed 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5, and Craviotto knocked off Nguyen 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6.

NEXT: George Fox (2-7, NWC 1-6) will be in Orlando, Fla., next week during the school’s spring break for five matches, starting with two on Thursday vs. Hamline College and Elmhurst University ... Pacific (6-4, NWC 5-4) will also be in Orlando, taking on Grinnell College first on Friday.

Final April 11
Women's Tennis
W, 5-4 at Willamette
Final April 05
Women's Tennis
L, 9-0 at Whitworth
Final April 04
Women's Tennis
L, 9-0 at Whitman
Final March 24
Women's Tennis
L, 7-2 vs. Hamilton
@ Orlando, Fla. (Lake Cane TC)
Final March 23
Women's Tennis
W, 7-2 vs. Hamline
@ Orlando, Fla. (Star Island Resort)
4:00 PM April 18
Women's Tennis
vs. Pacific Lutheran
11:00 AM April 19
Women's Tennis
vs. Puget Sound