Scherer's first collegiate win helps Whitman women down George Fox

Hadley Scherer posts her first collegiate tennis win as the Missionaries win, 8-1.

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BEAVERTON, Ore. - With first-year Missionary Hadley Scherer posting her first collegiate victory, the Whitman College women's tennis team rolled over George Fox 8-1 Sunday night at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Ore.

The Northwest Conference match, originally scheduled for early afternoon on the George Fox campus, was moved indoors to the Beaverton tennis center because of wet weather.

Whitman, winning its third NWC match in as many days, improved to 6-2 in conference and 6-4 overall. The Bruins slipped to 1-5 in the NWC and 2-5 on the season.

Scherer posted her first win at No. 6 singles, beating Bethany Nguyen 6-1, 6-4.

The most competitive match in singles came at No. 4, where Whitman sophomore Kate Kunkel-Patterson scrambled past Shaina Inn 6-4, 6-4.

Liliya Abildayeva notched the lone George Fox team point with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Maggie Eismeier, another of Whitman's first-year players, at No. 5 singles.

Whitman sophomore Alyssa Roberg got the win at No. 1 singles, downing Molly Beaumont 6-2, 6-1.

Senior Elise Otto and junior Emily Rolston posted dominating wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Both players won by scores of 6-1, 6-0.

Junior Lizzy Schiller and first-year teammate Leah Siegel blanked their opponents 8-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Otto and Roberg at No. 1 doubles, along with Rolston and Kunkel-Patterson in the No. 2 match, completed the Whitman sweep in doubles.

Whitman, which is starting a two-week Spring Break, stays in the Portland area today to play a neutral-court, non-conference match against Hardin-Simmons from Abilene, Texas, at Club Green Meadows in Vancouver, Wash.

Whitman 8, George Fox 1

SINGLES - Alyssa Roberg, Whit, def Molly Beaumont, GF, 6-2, 6-1; Elise Otto, Whit, def Alyssa Emoto, Alyssa, GF, 6-1, 6-0; Emily Rolston, Whit, def Cara Griffith, GF, 6-1, 6-0; Kate Kunkel-Patterson, Whit, def Shaina Inn, GF, 6-4, 6-4; Liliya Abildayeva, GF, def Maggie Eismeier, Whit, 6-1, 6-4; Hadley Scherer, Whit, def Bethany Nguyen, GF, 6-1, 6-4.

DOUBLES - Otto/Roberg, Whit, def Beaumont/Griffith, GF, 8-2; Rolston/Kunkel-Patterson, Whit, def Emoto/Inn, GF, 8-4; Schiller/Siegel, Whit, def Abildayeva/Nguyen, GF, 8-0.

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