SPOKANE, Wash. - Still among the youngest teams in the Northwest Conference, the Puget Sound Loggers went up against the best on Saturday afternoon and played well but fell to the defending Northwest Conference champion Whitworth Pirates, 9-0, in a NWC women's tennis match in Spokane.
The Pirates, ranked sixth in the west region, swept the doubles matches. Land of Lincoln teammates Ashley Dombrow (Lake Forest, Ill./The Ethel Walker School) and Katie Hurley (Chicago, Ill./New Trier) had the closest match for the Loggers, falling 8-5 to the team of Katie Staudinger and Stephanie Reardon.
In singles play, freshman Maddie Thiesse (Chanhassen, Minn./Holy Family) nearly got a win in the third position before falling to Mya Towne, 7-5, 6-4. The Pirates managed to win all six singles matches in two sets.
The Loggers will make their highly-anticipated home debut on Saturday, Feb. 20 when they play host to Willamette in a match starting at 1:00 p.m. at UPS Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma, Wash.