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Pilots Overwhelm Willamette

Jan. 28, 2007

PORTLAND, Ore. --- The University of Portland women's tennis team put on its second dominating performance in as many days, losing only a combined 13 games while sweeping past the visiting Willamette Bearcats 7-0. The Pilots improve to 3-1 while Willamette, a division III school in Salem, Ore., drops to 0-1.

The Pilots controlled the match from the start, with junior Lindsey Griffin (pictured) and freshman Audree Jenks teaming up for an 8-2 doubles victory at the number one position over Willamette's Alaine Anderson and Tiffany Kam. Things only got better from there as the team of sophomore Katie Kennel and freshman Megan Sporndli joined with the pair of junior Christina Feyen and sophomore Anna Gullickson to sweep their doubles matches 8-0 over Anna Funabiki and Rebecca Younger at the number two position and Emily Elliott and Alyssa Morrison at the three position.

The Pilots carried the hot start into singles play, as Griffin breezed to a 6-2, 6-1 win over Kam at the number one position and Feyen (6-0, 6-1), Jenks (6-1, 6-0), Sporndli (6-1, 6-0) and Gullickson (6-1, 6-0) each lost only one game en route to victories. Kennel closed out the sweep with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Elliott.

Next up for Portland is a trip to Pullman, Wash. on Friday, Feb. 2 where the team will face Washington State, West Coast Conference for Gonzaga and Nevada over three days in the Palouse.