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TACOMA, Wash. - Kylie Rademacher prevailed in singles play while Caroline Dreher and Megan Beyers secured the win at No. 1 doubles but it wasn't enough on Saturday afternoon, as the Pacific Lutheran University women's tennis team suffered a 7-2 setback to George Fox University inside the Sprinker Recreation Center.
"We had great wins at No.1 doubles and No. 6 singles today," said Head Coach Lorrie Wood. "The team played hard today and showed improvement but still came up short. We look forward to competing again tomorrow against Willamette."
The Lutes' (0-7, 0-6 Northwest Conference) Dreher and Beyers edged the Bruins' (4-3, 4-2 NWC) Sarah Tuemmler and Andrea Motley, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles while at No. 2 Emily Bower and Emily Beemsterboer nearly pulled out the win before ending up on the wrong side of a 9-7 decision.
Rademacher earned her first victory in Northwest Conference play, rallying from a first set deficit to seize the win at No. 6 singles. Rademacher dropped the opening set 6-1 before securing, 6-4, and, 10-7, set wins to take the match. Dreher put up a tough fight at No. 1 singles, falling, 7-5, 6-3, to Sarah Tuemmler.
PLU is back on the courts tomorrow morning, taking on Willamette University at 10:30 a.m.