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Women's Tennis California Bound at Spring Break

Leah Newell and Tina Aarsvold

NEXT WEEK: The Pacific Lutheran women's tennis will be spending spring break in thern California for four non-conference matches beginning against the University of La Verne at 4 p.m. this Sunday in La Verne, Calif.

FOUR DAYS, FOUR MATCHES: The ULV Leopards are first up to host the visiting Lutes who have struggled this season but have shown positive signs of improvement in recent matches. The Leopards are 4-4 overall on the season and hail from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Lutes will also face a Biola University team that has yet to win a match this season, going 0-15 overall. PLU will be facing two more SCIAC opponents in Cal Lutheran University and Occidental College. The Cal Lutheran Regals are 7-4 overall, while the Occidental Tigers have opened the 2012 campaign at 3-4 overall record.  Pacific Lutheran will finish its road trip on Wednesday, March 28, with the match against Occidental in Los Angeles, Calif.

L&C 7, PLU 2: Pacific Lutheran came to the Lewis & Clark Tennis Dome on Saturday looking for its first win of the season, but instead the Lutes came up short by a 7-2 score to the host Lewis & Clark Pioneers. For the fifth straight match, the Lutes' No. 3 doubles team of Katherine Patton and Allison McClure came out with a win, this time by a 9-8 (8-6) score over Makena McCluskey and Thersa Grigsby. The other PLU victory came from Catherine Miolla, who beat Elisa Alway at No. 6 singles, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5).

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