by Jonah Snyder | Staff Writer
The Whitworth women’s tennis team had an up and down weekend facing Pacific Lutheran University and University of Puget Sound. The results for the weekend were a win against PLU and a loss against UPS.
Whitworth started off the weekend with their 9-0 win against PLU.9-0. All singles matchups won in straight sets to cap off a dominant match. Freshman Erica Lee won her match against PLU 6-0, 6-0.
“The team came out and competed really well,” Lee said. “I think I played really well and I hope to play at the same level in upcoming matches.”
This win gave Whitworth their third win of the year and third win in Northwest Conference.
After their victory against PLU, the Bucs headed down to UPS. This was an incredibly close affair as it finished with a score of 5-4 in favor of the Loggers.
“It was a hard loss but they are a good team,” Lee said. “We will work hard in the upcoming weeks to be ready to take them on again in a couple of weeks!”
Senior Bella Hoyos, sophomore Paige Rohrbach and Lee were won their singles matches, splitting even with UPS 3-3 in singles matches. For doubles, the decisive match was a close 9-7 match that UPS won over Whitworth. The Loggers won two out of three matches in doubles.
The loss dropped Whitworth to 3-6 on the year and 3-4 in Northwest Conference.
Next up for Whitworth is a trip to southern California for three matches. They will face Cal. Tech on the March 28, Cal. Lutheran on the March 29, and will finish their trip against Chapman on the March 30.