Seeding holds true at Pacific NW women's tennis tournament


WALLA WALLA - The seeding in the singles bracket for the USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest women's tennis championship, which concludes a three-run at Whitman College today, was 100 percent correct.

And the seeding in the doubles bracket was pretty close as well.

By the time the annual fall tournament made it through the singles quarterfinals on Sunday, only the top four seeds were still standing.

The tournament also advanced Sunday through the doubles semifinals with the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds ready to face off Monday afternoon for the doubles crown.

One of the four remaining players in singles, Whitman sophomore Alyssa Roberg, faces top-seeded Willamette senior Natalia Agarycheva in one of this morning's semifinal matches on the outdoor courts.

Roberg, the No. 4 seed, made it to the semis with a pair of Sunday victories. She rolled past Puget Sound's Jenna Gerdsen 6-1, 6-1 in the round of 16 and then beat Linfield's Sophie Larson, the No. 8 seed, by a 6-1, 7-5 score in the quarterfinals.

The semifinal winners played at 11:30 a.m. for the single title and a ticket to the Small College National Championships next month in Mobile, Ala.

Roberg and senior teammate Elise Otto, the No. 1 seeds in the doubles bracket, won two matches on Sunday and play at 2 p.m. today for the doubles crown.

They face the No. 3 seeds, Olbrich and Linfield teammate Sarah Click, who knocked off the second seeds, Pacific's Cat Goya and Megan Yoshimoto, in the semifinals.

Otto, the No. 5 seed in singles, was still alive in the singles bracket when play resumed Sunday morning. She opened with a 6-0, 6-0 romp over Willamette's Fabi Dieguez but then lost to Olbrich in the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-2.


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