Women's tennis rushes past Bellevue College

Women's tennis rushes past Bellevue College

TACOMA, Wash.—The Puget Sound women's tennis squad played a competitive match for the first time in two weeks Saturday, rushing past Bellevue College by a 6-3 score at the Tennis Pavilion on the Puget Sound campus in Tacoma, Wash.

Puget Sound kicked off the match by winning all three doubles contests. Two Logger duos won their doubles match by matching 8-3 scores. At No. 2 doubles, Malia Ford and Elizabeth Chao took down Nadean Al-Ali and Melanie Mortensen, and Allison Embernate and Sarah Nielsen beat Bellevue's team of Anna Lefebvre and Lorraine Eng at No. 3 doubles. 

The Loggers' top doubles team wasn't far behind, however, as Marissa Friedman and Logan Thompson dispatched Rixing Xu and Kristy Braunston 8-4 in the first singles position.

Three Puget Sound players won their singles matches to clinch victory for the Loggers. Embernate posted the largest victory of the day, sweeing Eng 6-0. 6-0 at No. 6 singles. Nielsen also won her No. 5 singles match in two sets, prevailing 6-4, 6-1. 

At No. 2 singles, Friedman dropped the first set to Braunston, but the senior bounced back and to win the match 4-6, 7-5, (10-6) in a super tie-break.

Puget Sound (6-3, 5-3 NWC) returns to Northwest Conference action next Friday, April 4, when it hosts Linfield. That dual, the Loggers' only match of the weekend, will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the on-campus Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma.