SALEM, Ore. - Taking to the courts for the first time in 2010, the Puget Sound Loggers fell short in the season opener, dropping a 7-2 decision to the Willamette Bearcats on Saturday afternoon at Courthouse Tennis Club in Salem, Ore.
In doubles play, the Loggers managed to get a point at the number three spot as the team of senior Ashley Dombrow (Lake Forest, Ill./The Ethel Walker School) and freshman Katie Hurley (Chicago, Ill./New Trier) held off the team of Katie Huber and Kate Thurber, 8-6. The Bearcats collected the wins in the other two doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead into individual play.
In individual play, the Loggers got a win in the fourth spot as Ada Yu (Salem, Ore./McKay) took advantage of playing in her home town, defeating Willamette's Fabi Dieguez, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Unfortunately for Puget Sound, the Bearcats would take the remainder of the matches as they earned a 7-2 victory.
The Loggers will be back in action again on Sunday when they travel to McMinnville, Ore. to take on Linfield.