Wildcats surge, win third straight

Sara Levering, Copy Editor

Linfield women’s tennis defeated Pacific 8-1, a familiar feeling for these Wildcats as they did the same two weeks prior but this time in Forest Grove.

In doubles action, Ella Riddle, ’18, and Elsa Harris, ’18, had a close match but came out with the win 8-6.

In second flight, Sierra Lemon, ’18, and Marisa Doveri, ’18, won easily 8-2.

Finally, Marisa Kume, ’17, and Courtney Mostul, ’17, won in a close match 8-6 as well.

In singles, the highlight was Harris at the number two position who made a three set comeback win for the Wildcats 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Riddle again topped the same opponent who she defeated two weeks ago, this time a bit closer though, clinching in straight sets 6-4, 7-5.

Kume also grabbed a victory fairly seamlessly winning 6-2, 6-4. Lemon at the fifth singles position grabbed a victory 6-0, 7-5. Mostul captured a victory as well with little complication, 6-1, 6-1.

“I think we played very tough against Pacific. All of the matches were pretty much battles and we managed to have the most grit and pulled them out,” Lemon said.

On Elsa’s three-set comeback she commented, “Elsa demonstrated a lot of strength and determination in fighting for her match and clinching us the fifth match to win overall.”

The Wildcats improved 7-3 overall and 4-3 against Northwest Conference opponents. Next weekend, the ’Cats face Whitworth at 11 a.m. on March 12 and Whitman at 10 a.m. on March 13.