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BEAVERTON, Ore. --- The George Fox women's tennis team ran into tough competition Sunday, as the visiting Pioneers of Lewis & Clark swept the Bruins, 9-0.
The match was tightly contested, as all three doubles appeared to swing either way. The closest came at No. 3 doubles with Andrea Motley and Lydia Pia, who fell just shy of scoring the Bruins' first point with a 9-7 loss. Sarah Tuemmler and Ellen Pearson did well to fight hard at No. 1 doubles, but Pioneers' Kacey Incerpi and Josie Legarza held off the Bruins with an 8-4 finish.
With the Bruins down 3-0 after doubles, Tuemmler did her best to get the Bruins back in it at No. 1 singles. Tuemmler pushed her match to three sets after winning the first set 6-1. Pioneer Wiktoria Plawska worked her way back, though, and took the next two sets, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6).
Pearson forced a tiebreaker in the opening set at No. 2 singles, but fell 7-6 (7-2), 6-1.
What It Means:
The loss marks a first for the Bruins, who now sit at 2-1 in Northwest Conference play.
What Comes Next:
The Bruins will travel to Walla, Walla, Washington, March 3rd to take on Whitman.