TACOMA, Wash. – Four singles wins weren't quite enough as Whitman escaped an upset bid from the Puget Sound women's tennis team. The Missionaries (6-0, 5-0 NWC) used a doubles sweep to come away with the win.
Whitman took all three doubles points in convincing fashion to build an early lead in the match. Both the No. 1 and No. 2 matches went to the Whits by a score of 8-3. The No. 3 match was decided by a score of 8-1.
The Loggers narrowed the gap in singles but couldn't overcome the deficit. Logan Thompson captured a 6-3, 6-1 win in the No. 3 match to breeze past Jenna Dobrin. Josie Dow also won in straight sets with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Erin Minuth.
Marissa Friedman and Malia Ford each still captured three-set wins over their Whitman counterparts to close out the match. Friedman won 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 at No. 4 and Ford won 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4) at No. 6.
The Loggers host Lewis & Clark next Friday at 4 p.m.