Doubles sets tone for Pirates in 7-2 win at George Fox

Doubles sets tone for Pirates in 7-2 win at George Fox

TUALATIN, Ore. – The Southwestern women's tennis team opened its Oregon road trip with a 7-2 win over George Fox on Monday inside the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

The Pirates (7-4) captured all three doubles matchups to take an early 3-0 lead.

Emilie Moeller and Anna Schneemann took an 8-3 decision at the top spot, while Taite Drews-Jones and Jessey Martinez followed with an 8-1 triumph at the second position. Maranda Kahl and Nicole Wilson then finished off the doubles sweep with an 8-4 win at the third spot.

The two squads played several competitive singles matches, but Southwestern won four of the six tilts to clinch the contest.

Drews-Jones picked up her first singles victory since Feb. 27, as the Minneapolis native claimed a 6-3, 6-0 decision at the top spot to give the Pirates a 4-0 advantage.

The Bruins (5-4) then earned wins at Nos. 3 and 4 singles to cut the lead in half.

However, Nicole Wilson clinched the match with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Andrea Motley at the fifth position.

Schneemann and Kahl both went the distance to pull out their matchups.

Schneemann, who improved to 7-3 in single play this spring, outlasted Kristen Mock 7-6 (9-7), 5-7, 1-0 (10-6) to give SU a 6-2 lead.

Kahl held off Ali Diehl in three sets by scores of 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-3).

The Pirates return to play Tuesday at Willamette. First serve is slated for 2 p.m. (CDT) in Salem, Ore.