Whitworth women’s tennis claimed a 7-2 victory against the visiting George Fox Bruins, putting them back in the running for post-season play. The Pirates swept the Bruins in doubles. Junior Bella Hoyos and sophomore Jennifer Adams dominated their George Fox counterparts 8-2. Junior Anabelle Burns and freshman Emma Joe Wiley, the #2 doubles team, won their match 8-6 after a comeback in the sixth game. The #3 duo, freshman Paige Rohrbach and senior KC McConnell also surged back from a substantial deficit late in the match, outscoring their opponents in four straight games to win 9-7.
George Fox answered back, claiming two singles matches. #1 Hoyos lost 6-3, 6-2 and #4 McConnell 7-5, 6-1. But #2 Wiley, #3 Adams, #5 Burns, and #6 Rohrbach all won.
The Bucs improved to 3-5 in conference while the Bruins fell to 4-3. Whitworth faces conference leader, Lewis & Clark at home on Sunday at 11 a.m.