Lewis & Clark defeats Pacific for second-straight NWC sweep

Lewis & Clark defeats Pacific for second-straight NWC sweep

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sweeping their second matchup in as many days, the No. 18 Lewis & Clark Pioneers defeated the visiting Pacific Boxers, 9-0, on Saturday at the L&C Tennis Dome.

Repeating their success from Friday night against Willamette, all three pairs competing in doubles brought home a point for the Pioneers. At No. 1 doubles, Kacey Incerpi and Josie Legarza started out down 5-1. Taking the next four games, the pair brought the score to a 5-5 tie, before taking down the Pacific team of Danielle du Plooy and Sophia Nishimura.

The No. 2 pair of Wiktoria Plawska and Christine Eliazo had the closest set of the day, coming back from a 5-6 deficit to win, 8-6. Caroline Hennes and Carla Thomas, at the three spot, were the only pair to hold the lead for the entirety of their set. Hosting the longest of the doubles matches, the pair ended up winning 8-5.

The Pioneers, for the second day in a row, started singles with a sizable three-point lead.

Eliazo was the first Lewis & Clark player to grab a win, beating her opponent Chantelle Baclay, 6-1, 6-1. Posting the same set scores at No. 4 singles, Incerpi was the second player to finish.

Coming back from a 2-1 deficit in her first set at No. 2 singles, Legarza took her first set, 6-2, matching the first game's points in the second set for another 6-2 win.

Matching each other's games in both sets, No. 5 and 6, Sermet and Hood, both took their first sets, 6-2, extending their early 3-2 leads. Both Sermet and Hood finished the second set in six straight games, winning 6-0.

Throughout singles, Plawska, at the No. 1 spot, fought for over an hour with the Boxers' Kaitlyn Lomartire for the first set. Eventually taking the set, 7-6, after a 7-4 tie breaker, Plawska managed to grab the first three games of the second set, only giving up one game to her opponent. Currently undefeated through fall and spring season, with an overall 8-0 record, Plawska is ranked 13th in the nation.

The Pioneers take to the road tomorrow at Whitworth, where they play at 12 p.m. in Spokane, Wash.

Other Northwest Conference Scores - Saturday

George Fox 5, Whitworth 4
Whitman 9, Pacific Lutheran 0 

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