Tennis teams prove depth with impressive preseasons

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Pacific University’s Mens and Womens Tennis have continued their dominance over opponents this season.

Women’s tennis opened its season up Feb. 23 against Highline College and won 8-1. This match featured stellar performances in both doubles and singles matches. In doubles, the teams of Sophia Nishimura with Halie Chang, and Adrienne Powell with Johanna Wilson, won their matches.

In singles matches, the Boxers swept all six matches and sported great performances

by Sophia Nishimura, Chantelle Baclay and Taylor Smallwood.

The Boxers did experience a slight tumble the next day against Lewis and Clark College, but still

played well with intention and focus. Most notably was the doubles win with Chantelle Baclay and Marissa Hayashi.

The following match for the women’s team was against Northwest Conference opponent, George Fox University, where they lost a tight match 4-5. The Boxers fought hard with two doubles wins, and back and forth wins in singles. The day ended with George Fox edging out a win in a singles match.

The Boxers turned around and stopped a two-game tumble from occurring, producing a dominant 7-2 win against the College of Idaho. This included two wins in doubles and five wins in singles, out of a total six.

Women’s tennis will open up Northwest Conference play on the weekend of March 9-10 with matches against Whitworth University and Whitman College.

Men’s tennis is continuing its dominance as they are still undefeated with a 4-0 record. The teams most recent wins have been against Pacific Lutheran University and Bellevue College. In both the Fall and Spring the men have dominated with commanding wins over all four of their opponents.

Men’s tennis will open up the Northwest Conference with hopes of continuing the winning momentum that has been created in their previous matches. They will also start conference play on the weekend of March 9-10 against Whitworth and Whitman.


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