Women’s tennis falls to Linfield

Women’s tennis falls to Linfield

TACOMA, Wash.—The Puget Sound women's tennis squad played its first Northwest Conference dual in nearly three weeks Friday, falling 8-1 to the visiting Linfield Wildcats at the on-campus Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma, Wash. 

Puget Sound's lone point came atop the doubles lineup. There, Logan Thompson and Marissa Friedman won their first conference doubles match since March 7, beating the Wildcats' Caroline Brigham and Mackenzie Fraser 8-4.

At No. 2 doubles, Elizabeth Chao and Malia Ford pushed Kaila Nip and Kelly Watanabe all match, but fell in the end 8-6. 

Thompson also played tough in her singles match, facing Brigham again atop the singles lineup. Thompson won the first set 4-6, but Brigham came back to take an extended second set 7-5. The Wildcat also won the deciding third set 6-3 for the singles victory.

Ford also played three sets in her singles match, winning the middle set 5-7 in the midst of a 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 loss at No. 3 singles to Marisa Kume.

The Loggers (5-4, 4-4 NWC) wrap up their home schedule with a contest against cross-town rival Pacific Lutheran next Friday, April 11. That dual will begin at 4:00 p.m., again at the Tennis Pavilion on the Puget Sound campus.