Women's Tennis Recap - Apr. 10-16: #29 Linfield Blanks Pacific to Win NWC Crown

#29 Linfield captured the NWC title outright with a 9-0 win over visiting Pacific Sunday and will host the NWC Tournament Apr. 22-23.
#29 Linfield captured the NWC title outright with a 9-0 win over visiting Pacific Sunday and will host the NWC Tournament Apr. 22-23.

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SUNDAY, APR. 16

at Linfield 9, Pacific (Ore.) 0

McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Already assured of hosting the NWC Tournament by virtue of holding the head-to-head tiebreaker over Whitman, the No. 29 Linfield Wildcats nailed down the outright conference title Sunday at home by blanking the Pacific Boxers 9-0 to finish 11-1 in NWC play.

SATURDAY, APR. 15

at Linfield 6, Whitworth 3

McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Guaranteeing themselves at least a share of the NWC regular-season title and clinching home-court advantage for the league tournament, the No. 29 Linfield Wildcats downed the Whitworth Pirates 6-3 Saturday afternoon at the Linfield Tennis Center. 

Pacific (Ore.) 9, at Willamette 0

SALEM, Ore. – Dropping only 14 games in all on the day, the Pacific Boxers cruised to a 9-0 victory over the host Willamette Bearcats on Saturday afternoon in the final match for Willamette head coach Becky Roberts, who is retiring after 17 seasons with the Bearcats.

Lewis & Clark 7, at Puget Sound 2

TACOMA, Wash. – After falling behind 2-1 in the doubles, the 25th-ranked Lewis & Clark Pioneers swept the singles matches to take a 7-2 win over the host Puget Sound Loggers on Saturday afternoon at the UPS Tennis Pavilion, posting their third straight season of 10 wins or more.

College of Idaho 5, at Pacific Lutheran 4

PORTLAND, Ore. – Caroline Dreher rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles, her fifth win in the last six matches, but the Pacific Lutheran Lutes came up just short in their final match of the season, falling 5-4 to the  College of Idaho Lady 'Yotes on Saturday at the Sprinker Recreation Center.

FRIDAY, APR. 14

at Lewis & Clark 9, George Fox 0

PORTLAND, Ore. - The 29th-ranked Lewis & Clark Pioneers completed their sixth sweep of the season as they grabbed every match against the visiting George Fox Bruins for a 9-0 victory on Friday at the L&C Tennis Dome, dropping only on set at the No. 3 singles position. 

at Pacific (Ore.) 5, Whitworth 4

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – With the match on the line, Pacific's Marissa Hayashi came back from a 6-1 first-set loss to win the next two sets by a 6-2, 6-3 margin at No. 5 singles to secure a 5-4 win for the Boxers in their final home match of the season over the Whitworth Pirates Friday.

at Puget Sound 8, College of Idaho 1

TACOMA, Wash. – The Puget Sound Loggers picked up their eighth win of the season with an 8-1 home victory over the College of Idaho Lady 'Yotes Friday as Lisa Owen continued her stellar season with a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 1 singles and Elizabeth Chao won at No. 3 singles 6-0, 6-3.

WEDNESDAY, APR. 12

at Seattle 7, Puget Sound 0

SEATTLE, Wash. – Competin against an NCAA Division I program for the second time this season, Puget Sound lost to the Seattle Redhawks 7-0 on the road Wednesday night, with Nicole Bouche's 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 loss at No. 2 singles the closest the Loggers came to winning a match.

TUESDAY, APR. 11

Linfield 7, at George Fox 2

NEWBERG, Ore. – Led by Elsa Harris's win at #2 doubles and a three-set win at #1 singles, the No. 27 Linfield Wildcats earned a hard-fought point in the NWC standings with a 7-2 win over the George Fox Bruins in a match that started at GFU and ended indoors at Linfield due to rain.