Women’s tennis falls to Lewis & Clark State in close match

by Jonah Snyder | Staff Writer

The Whitworth women’s tennis team had a non-conference match this weekend, and while they came out strong, the team ultimately fell to Lewis and Clark State.

The doubles teams won two out of the three matches but could only win one of their singles matches as they fell with a score of 6-3.

The Pirates started out strong, winning their first two doubles matches 8-2 and it looked as if it would be a comfortable day out for the Pirates. Unfortunately for the Bucs, the only one to win a singles match yesterday was first ranked senior Bella Hoyos.

Hoyos won her match against first ranked Lauren Lang of Lewis and Clark State. Last time Hoyos faced Lang, she fell in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. This time, Hoyos defeated Lang by a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

“It felt good because I have never beaten her before,” said Hoyos. “I am really proud of how far I have come, she is a really tough opponent.”

The women lost to Lewis and Clark State last time by the same score of 6-3 but Hoyos believes that they are in a better place now than when they first played them. Hoyos believed the points played were more competitive, the score does not reflect the performance.

“We are so much better now than before,” Hoyos said. “I loved to see how much we improved, we all played so well and I am so proud of the team.”

Whitworth will be on the road this next weekend as they face Pacific Lutheran University on Saturday, March 18, and University of Puget Sound on  Sunday, March 19.