PNW FALL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Bruins Go 6-4 in Consolation Brackets of Regional Event

SALEM, Ore. - While going 6-9 in the upper brackets of the USTA/ITA NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Pacific Northwest Fall Championships held here Saturday-Monday, Oct. 1-3, the George Fox University Bruins went 6-4 in the consolation brackets to finish the regional tournament with a composite 12-13 record.

In singles, the Bruins’ Cara Griffith scored a 9-8 (7-4) win over Siri Carlson of Whitworth University, and downed Gretchen Jernstedt of Linfield College 8-1, before falling to Alli Marshall of Whitworth 8-2 in the semi-finals.  Ali Wittrig notched an 8-1 win over Sam Fong of Pacific University in the first round, but was eliminated by Marissa Friedman of the University of Puget Sound 8-4 in the quarter-finals.

The George Fox doubles team of Griffith and Shaina Inn reached the consolation finals before bowing to Hannah Palkowitz and Lizzy Schiller of Whitman College 8-4.  They had made their way through the bracket by taking a first-round default from Jill Coleman and Gillian Lowe of Lewis & Clark College, defeating Katherine Allison and Kelly Watanabe of Linfield 8-5, and ousting Erin Minuth and Maddy Webster of Whitman 8-1 in the semi-finals.

The Bruins’ other doubles team of Wittrig and Bethany Nguyen defaulted to Catherine Eichorn and Esa Grigsby of Lewis & Clark in the opening round.

Details of the Bruins’ results in the singles and doubles upper brackets may be found on the George Fox women’s tennis website at

Complete singles and doubles brackets may be found on the host Willamette University women’s tennis website at

Final April 19
Women's Tennis
L, 7-2 vs. Puget Sound
moved to Tualatin Hills TC, same time, due to wet courts
Final April 18
Women's Tennis
L, 7-2 vs. Pacific Lutheran
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
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