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LA MIRADA, Calif. - The Pacific Lutheran University women's tennis team continued its tour of the Golden State on Monday, suffering a 7-2 setback to Biola University in a non-conference dual match at the Biola Tennis Center.
"I'm happy the way the team played today," said Head Coach Lorrie Wood. "They fought hard and played good tennis. Emily Bower made a great comeback after losing the first set and Kylie Rademacher also came up with a great win."
Both of the Lutes' (1-10) victories came during singles play with Kylie Rademacher netting her fourth consecutive victory at the No. 6 position while Emily Bower rallied to the win at No. 2. Rademacher's win came at the expense of Biola's (5-11) Katie Boesl, pulling out the, 7-5, 3-6, 11-9, decision. Bower dropped her opening set 6-0 to Brooke Sanford before securing 6-4 and 6-3 victories in sets two and three to seal the win at No. 2 singles.
Emily Beemsterboer pushed Tinisee Kandakai to three sets before ending up on the wrong end of a, 6-2, 5-7, 10-2, decision at No. 4 while Megan Beyers battled hard at No. 3 but was ultimately upended, 7-6, 6-1.
In doubles action, Caroline Dreher and Beyers provided a stiff test at No. 1 but was unable to keep pace with the Eagles' Madeline Heer and Kelsey Post, stumbling, 8-5 while the PLU No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams fell by identical 8-3 scorelines.
Pacific Lutheran wraps up its California excursion tomorrow morning, facing Hope International University at 10 a.m.