Women’s tennis out-plays previous seasons

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The women’s tennis team has shown vast improvement this year in comparison to last season.The team struggled last year reeling in a 3-12 season and finishing seventh in conference.
This year they have already surpassed last year’s total wins, and they are striving for a big win this weekend against conference rival, Linfield.
Pacific, 5-3 overall and 4-3 in conference, was tied for third two weekends ago, but picked up a big win over Pacific Lutheran on the road last weekend placing them at 5-1.
For the coming match against Linfield, Pacific has good odds after starting the season 3-0 at home.
The match will take place on March 16, and Head Coach Sarah Sansboury, who is in her second season, is hoping for a big turnout, telling her players, “Bring all your friends to the match for support.”
The massive improvement for this year’s team can be contributed to the fact that eight players are returning from last season. Sansboury said it also helped that they had more time to prepare.
“We’re stronger than last year. That is for sure,” said Sansboury.The women’s team has found some real success in doubles thanks to senior performers, Cathlene “Cat” Goya and Megan Yoshimoto, who are number one and two on the team.
“I am pleased. We’ve been doing really well in doubles, and I’d like for that to continue,” said Sansboury.
Last year the team didn’t have the chance to participate in the conference tournament, but this year they are hopeful for a chance.
The Boxers look to scratch out a win against Linfield Friday and then take on a competitive George Fox team Saturday.Sansboury is confident the team’s new success will continue.
“We just keep doing what we’re doing, and everything else will take care of itself,” she said.


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