Whitman's Otto wins NWC award for second time

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WALLA WALLA - For the second time in three weeks, Whitman College's Elise Otto has been named Northwest Conference Student Athlete of the Week for women's tennis.

Her latest NWC award, announced Thursday, is the fifth time she has received the award in her four seasons at Whitman.

Otto won twice at No. 1 singles and twice at No. 1 doubles last weekend as Whitman finished its regular season with victories at Pacific Lutheran and Puget Sound, nailing down the third seed in this week's post-season playoffs.

Otto and teammates battle second-seeded Linfield in one of this Saturday's playoff semifinals, which take place on the Whitworth campus in Spokane. That match is slated for a 2 p.m. start.

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