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TACOMA, Wash. - The Pacific Lutheran University women's tennis squad battled crosstown rival University of Puget Sound on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 6-3 decision inside the Sprinker Recreation Center.
"The Lutes played tough today against a strong opponent, however we still came up short," said Head Coach Lorrie Wood. "We dropped a couple of three-set matches that could have gone either way. I'm proud of the way they battled today and our plan is to just keep getting better."
In doubles, PLU's (0-5, 0-4 NWC) Lauren Kearney and Kristi Floyd etched out an 8-5 victory over the Loggers' (5-4, 3-3 NWC) Mei Roen and Tressa Bild at the No. 3 spot while at No. 1, Caroline Dreher and Megan Beyers dropped an 8-6 heartbreaker.
In singles, Dreher emerged with the three set victory at No. 1, slaying UPS's Lisa Owen, 5-7, 7-5, 10-7. Ingrid Erickson collected a, 6-3, 6-3, win at No. 6 singles while Emily Beemsterboer and and Beyers both suffered tough three set defeats. Beemsterboer fell , 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 3 while Beyers suffered a tough, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) match at No. 4.
The Lutes return to the courts on Sunday at noon, taking on Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.