Whitman women net win over Pirates, 7-2

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WALLA WALLA — The Whitman College women’s tennis team ran its Northwest Conference mark to 10-0 with its second home victory of the weekend as they defeated the Whitworth Pirates Sunday, 7-2.

Due to blustery conditions, the doubles matches along with the first four singles matches were played in the Bratton Tennis Center.

The other two singles matches took place on the outside courts.

Whitman owned a 3-0 lead after doubles play as Courtney Lawless and Alyssa Roberg rolled at No. 1, defeating Saryn Mooney and Taylor Pena, 8-1.

Morgan Lawless and Maddy Webster teamed for an 8-3 victory over Megan Wingfield and Morgan McDivitt at No. 2.

Extra games were needed at No. 3, where Whitman’s Katrina Allick and Kate Rubinstein bested Jessi Steele and KC McConnell, 9-7.

Roberg maintained her undefeated singles record this season, and Courtney Lawless won in straight sets as they clinched the team match for the Missionaries at No. 2 and 1, respectively — Roberg a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Steele and Lawless 6-2, 6-0 over Mooney.

At No. 3, Morgan Lawless and Pena battled one another with long rallies in the first set before Lawless finally closed it out, 6-4. Pena took the first game in the second set, but Lawless held serve and broke Pena to take a 2-1 lead and eventually the set, 6-3.

Jenna Dobrin edged Wingfield in the first set, 6-4, at No. 4. Wingfield battled back to take the second set 6-3. With the team match already decided, the two played a tiebreaker in which Dobrin prevailed 10-6.

On the outside courts, Whitworth’s McDivitt and McConnell both engineered comebacks to score the Pirates’ two victories. McDivitt dropped the first set to Rubinstein 6-1 before battling back to take the second, 6-1, and then the tiebreak, 10-3.

At the No. 6 slot, McConnell lost the first set to Kate Kunkel-Patterson, 6-4, then grabbed the second, 6-3, and like her teammate, won the tiebreaker, 10-3.

Whitman 7, Whitworth 2

SINGLES — C. Lawless, Whitman, def. Mooney, Whitworth, 6-2, 6-0; Roberg, Whitman, def. Steele, Whitworth, 6-2, 6-1; M. Lawless, Whitman, def. Pena, Whitworth, 6-4, 6-3; Dobrin, Whitman, def. Wingfield, Whitworth, 6-4, 3-6, (10-6); McDivitt, Whitworth, def. Rubinstein, Whitman, 1-6, 6-1, (10-3); McConnell, Whitworth, def. Kunkel-Patterson, Whitman, 4-6, 6-3, (10-3).

DOUBLES — C. Lawless/Roberg, Whitman, def. Mooney/Pena, Whitworth, 8-1; M. Lawless/Webster, Whitman, def. Wingfield/McDivitt, Whitworth, 8-3; Allick/Rubinstein, Whitman, def. Steele/McConnell, Whitworth, 9-7.

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