Apr 08, 2017

Bruins Beat Bearcats In NWC Match

A Winning Tradition

Photo Taken By: Shelby Byerly 

SALEM, Ore. --- The George Fox women's tennis team won its fourth straight match Saturday, as the Bruins took down the Bearcats of Willamette, 8-1.

Recap:
The Bruins kicked off the match in a big way, taking all three points in doubles. Sarah Tuemmler and Andrea Motley won at No. 1 doubles with a score of 8-1. Catrina Kwong and Kristen Mock teamed up at No. 2 doubles with a score of 8-0, and Taylor Barnes and Ellen Pearson also posted a clean sheet with an 8-0 score at No. 3 doubles.

Motley was the first to finish in singles, as the junior won at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Barnes gave the Bruins their fifth point at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2, which clinched the match. Tuemmler was stellar at No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 score. Willamette grabbed its lone point at the No. 4 spot, but Lydia Pia and Emily Brink won in straight sets to give the Bruins the 8-1 win.

What It Means:
The Bruins improve to 10-7 on the season and 6-3 in the Northwest Conference. The Bruins are currently fourth in the NWC standings. The win also marks head coach Rick Cruz's 100th win in his coaching career. 

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will stay on the road with their next match against Pacific (Ore.) Sunday, April 9, at 11a.m.