Loggers Win First Match of 2010

Loggers Win First Match of 2010

TACOMA, Wash. – Getting a bonus two points right out of the gate, the Puget Sound Loggers held off the George Fox Bruins, 6-3, in a Northwest Conference women’s tennis match to pick up their first win of the season on Friday afternoon at the UPS Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma, Wash.

Because of just five players on their roster, George Fox was forced to forfeit both the number three doubles and the number six singles matches to give Puget Sound an early 2-0 lead.

In doubles play, the Loggers’ number two team of Ada Yu (Salem, Ore./McKay) and Maddie Thiesse (Chanhassen, Minn./Holy Family) earned an 8-5 win over Lilya Abildayeva and Cara Griffith but the GFU team of Mollie Robinson and Molly Beaumont won a tight match at the number one doubles, defeating Sam Taylor (Hood River, Ore./Oregon Episcopal) and Maddie Holtz (Honolulu, Hawai’i/Punahou), 9-8.

In singles play, Beaumont and Robinson stole a pair of wins again but Thiesse and Yu , along with sophomore Devin Fields (San Francisco, Calif./Lick-Wilmerding), all recorded wins to give the Loggers’ their first Northwest Conference victory in 18 matches, dating back to Feb. 22, 2009.

The Loggers will look for win number two of 2010 on Saturday when they play host to Lewis & Clark, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at UPS Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma.