Deja Vu as Pacific Tops PLU in Women's Tennis
PARKLAND - For the second time in as many weeks, the Pacific Boxers defeated the Pacific Lutheran Lutes, 6-3, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match. This match was played Saturday afternoon at the PLU courts.
The Boxers took two of the three doubles points and four of the six singles points to improve their overall and conference records to 2-3. PLU is now 0-6 for the season and 0-5 in the conference.
Cat Goya and Megan Yoshimoto combined to win the No. 1 doubles match, and they also disposed of their PLU opponents in the top two singles matches to lead Pacific. Goya and Yoshimoto started out by beating Cora Wigan and Ashley Coats, 8-4, in doubles. Later, Goya took the measure of Wigen at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-0, while Yoshimoto downed Coats, 6-1, 6-3, at No. 2.
PLU picked up its doubles win from Caitlyn Hoerr and Deanna Elmer at No. 3, the duo knocking off Pacific's Stephanie Velligan and Dawn Greene, 8-3.
Winning singles matches for the Lutes were Ali Burnside, who topped Dayna Wong at No. 3, 7-6, 6-1, and Heidi Weston, who knocked off Velligas at No. 5, 7-6, 6-4.
Pacific's Wong and Rachel Mizuno beat Weston and Kristina Aarsvold at No. 2 doubles, 8-1, and Mizuno picked up a singles win, topping Aarsvold at No. 4, 6-1, 6-4. In the other singles match, PLU's Hoerr pushed Greene to a super tie-breaker at No. 6 before falling, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (11-9).
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