Pios sweep again, going 1-1 on the weekend

Pios sweep again, going 1-1 on the weekend

PORTLAND, Ore. -- After a narrow loss at home on Saturday, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers bounced back with a 9-0 sweep of the George Fox Bruins on Sunday at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

First to grab a win for the Pioneers, Kacey Incerpi and Josie Legarza defeated their opponents 8-4. After dropping their match 9-7 on Saturday, it was a much needed win for the pair, who are now 3-1. At No. 2 doubles, Christine Eliazo and Wiktoria Plawska were the next to finish, allowing only three games against in an 8-3 win.

Carla Thomas and Caroline Hennes, at No. 3, fought long and hard, eventually coming out on top with a 9-7 set score.

Going into singles ahead, the Pios did not run out of steam. Natasha Hood took her first set in six straight games, and only let three go in the second set, for a 6-3 win. After a long hard fight on in her loss on Saturday, Hood's win shows her endurance and perseverance. Finishing second, Incerpi won 6-1, 6-3. At No. 2, Eliazo grabbed the tie breaker in the first set of a 7-6 (7-2) win, finishing off her opponent with a, 6-1, second set.

Plawska continued her run of long matches, dropping the first set 1-6, and coming back for a 6-3 win in the second. Already having sealed the match, they played a tie breaker in place of the third set, which Plawska won 10-6.

At No. 5 and 6, Glenna Gee-Taylor and Chloe Sermet only allowed one game against, combined. Gee-Taylor won in straight sets, while Sermet only dropped one game, in the second set.

The Pioneers are on the road again Saturday, playing Linfield at 11 a.m.