Apr 01, 2017

Bruins Down Boxers In NWC Match

A Winning Tradition

  • One Northwest Conference Tournament (2017)

Photo Taken By: Shelby Byerly

BEAVERTON, Ore. --- The George Fox women's tennis team kept the winning streak alive Saturday, as the Bruins earned a Northwest Conference win over the Boxers of Pacific University, 6-3.

Recap:
The match was highly contested, but the Bruins were up to the challenge. Action started with doubles, and the Bruins got rolling early, taking all three points from the Boxers. Sarah Tuemmler and Andrea Motley were the first to close out their match with an 8-3 win over Sophia Nishimura and Danielle du Plooy.

Ellen Pearson and Taylor Barnes were dominant at No. 3 dubs, taking down Mai Kobayashi and Marissa Hayashi, 8-1. Kristen Mock and Catrina Kwong kept the Bruins perfect in doubles with a close match at No. 2 singles. Mock and Kwong paired up to go the distance with a 9-7 win over Kaitlyn Lomartire and Johanna Wilson.

With the 3-0 lead heading into singles, the Bruins recorded their fourth point off a Tuemmler win at No. 1 singles. Tuemmler earned her 11th win of the season at the No. 1 spot with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Lomartire.

Pacific kept things interesting with a win at No. 2 singles in a very close three set match. The Boxers were able to grab another win at No. 3 singles, and suddenly the score was 4-2.

Motley closed the door on the Boxers, though, recording the Bruins' fifth point to put the visiting team out of reach. Motley won at No. 5 singles 6-2, 6-2.

Mock was the cherry on top at No. 6 singles with a decisive 6-2, 6-2 win.

What It Means:
The Bruins improve to 9-7 on the season and 5-3 in the NWC. The win also marks their third in a row.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will host their final match at home Tuesday, April 4, against Linfield at 3:30p.m.