NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox women's tennis team bounced back Sunday at the USTA National Campus, as the Bruins beat NCAA Division II P.R. – Mayaguez, 8-1.
P.R. – Mayaguez is located in Puerto Rico and is known as the Bulldogs. The Bruins were quick to strike in doubles, as Taylor Barnes and Ellen Pearson gave the Bruins their first point of the match at No. 3 doubles. The Bulldogs were able to answer win a win at No. 2 doubles, but Sarah Tuemmler and Andrea Motley battled a long match to take an 8-5 victory at the No. 1 spot.
With a 2-1 lead, the Bruins were perfect in singles. Motley was the first to finish with a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 5 singles. Lydia Pia was next to finish with a 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 6 spot. Catrina Kwong won at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 score, while Barnes was strong at No. 4 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 win. Pearson had a close match at No. 2 singles, but was able to get out with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.
Tuemmler had the toughest match at No. 1 singles, and was the only Bruin to win in three sets. She opened up strong with a 6-3 score, but Angela Gelabert rallied with a 6-2 score to force a third set. Tuemmler won in a long third set 1-0 (12-10).
What It Means:
The Bruins are now 7-7 on the season, and 2-2 at the USTA National Campus.
What Comes Next:
The Bruins will complete their Florida trip with a match against Huntingdon at 8a.m. (PST).