WU Defeats U of O Club in Women's Tennis Exhibition Match

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University defeated the University of Oregon Club team in a women's tennis exhibition match on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Courthouse Tennis Club. The Bearcats won the match, 6-3.

Natalia Agarycheva (Sr., Vancouver, WA/Prairie HS/U. of Northern Colorado) won #1 singles for the Bearcats. She defeated Allison Bostrom, 6-1, 6-2.

The U of O Club team prevailed at #2 and #3 singles. Lucia Ju defeated Shanon Palmer (Jr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS), 6-2, 6-4. Amanda Lee from U of O downed Fabi Dieguez (Jr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS/Oregon State Univ.), 6-3, 6-2.

Sabrina Gutierrez (Fr., Newbury Park, CA/Newbury Park HS) of Willamette was victorious at #4 singles, as she won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, against Hayley Standage. Also for the Bearcats, Katie Huber (So., St. Peter MIN/St. Peter HS) at #5 singles and Emily Funabiki (Fr., Pullman, WA/Pullman HS) at #6 singles defeated their opponents in straight sets.

Willamette built a 2-1 lead during doubles. Agarycheva and Palmer claimed the #1 doubles match, 8-3, over Lee and Standage. At #3 doubles, Huber and Emily Bee (Jr., Portland, OR/Lincoln HS) outlasted Emily Schlaffy and Maggie Andrews from the U of O Club, 8-5. Bostrom and Ju from U of O won #2 doubles over Dieguez and Kate Thurber (So., Salem, OR/South Salem HS), 8-0.

WU will open the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 12 by hosting the University of Puget Sound in a Northwest Conference match. Action is set to begin at 12:15 p.m. (PST) at the Courthouse.

Saturday, February 5

At Courthouse Tennis Club, Salem, Ore.
Willamette University 6, University of Oregon Club 3 (Exhibition)

Singles

#1 - Natalia Agarycheva (WU) defeated Allison Bostrom (UO Club), 6-1, 6-2
#2 - Lucia Ju (UO Club) defeated Shannon Palmer (WU), 6-2, 6-4
#3 - Amanda Lee (UO Club) defeated Fabi Dieguez (WU), 6-3, 6-2
#4 - Sabrina Gutierrez (WU) defeated Hayley Standage (UO Club), 6-3, 6-1
#5 - Katie Huber (WU) defeated Emily Schlaffy (UO Club), 6-3, 6-1
#6 - Emily Funabiki (WU) defeated Mady Zetterberg (UO Club), 6-3, 6-2

Doubles
#1 - Agarycheva and Palmer (WU) defeated Lee and Standage (UO Club), 8-3
#2 - Bostrom and Ju (UO Club) defeated Dieguez and Kate Thurber (WU), 8-0
#3 - Huber and Emily Bee (WU) defeated Schlaffy and Maggie Andrews (UO Club), 8-5

Natalia Agarycheva won #1 singles against Allison Bostrom, 6-1, 6-2

Natalia Agarycheva won #1 singles against Allison Bostrom, 6-1, 6-2