Bearcats Fall to University of Oregon Club, 7-2, in Exhibition Match

By Brandon Chinn, Student Assistant Athletics Communications Director

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's tennis team lost an exhibition match to the University of Oregon Club, 7-2, on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Courthouse Tennis Center.

The U of O Club team won the #1 singles match as Alicia Ly defeated Sabrina Gutierrez (Jr., Newbury park, CA/Folsom HS) 6-3, 6-0.

Rachel Heringer (Fr., Salem, OR/South Salem HS) put Willamette in the win column with a 6-3, 6-2 victory against U of O Club's Taylor Oyama at #2 singles. Mandy Carlson (Fr., Boise, ID/Bishop Kelly HS) also won for the Bearcats, defeating Hayley Standage 6-3 and 6-4 at #6 singles.

In the top doubles match, Standage and Oyama from the U of O Club defeated Heringer and Stephanie Matsuura (Fr., Hilo, HI/Waiakea HS) of Willamette 8-3. The U of O Club team also earned victories in the #2 and #3 doubles matches, defeating Willamette 8-1 in both.

Willamette will compete in its first official match of the season on Saturday, February 9 at 3 p.m. (PST) in Walla Walla, Wash., against the University of California-Santa Cruz.

The Bearcats will remain in Walla Walla overnight, beginning conference play on Sunday, February 10 against Whitman College. That match is set to begin at 9 a.m. (PST).

Saturday, February 2

At Courthouse Tennis Center, Salem, Ore.
University of Oregon Club 7, Willamette University 2 (Exhibition)

Singles

#1 - Alicia Ly (UO Club) defeated Sabrina Gutierrez (WU), 6-3, 6-0
#2 - Taylor Oyama (WU) defeated Rachel Heringer (UO Club), 6-3,6-2
#3 - Megan Margolin (UO Club) defeated Stephanie Matsuura (UO Club), 6-1, 6-1
#4 - Maddy Cornell (UO Club) defeated Emily Guimont (WU), 6-1, 6-0
#5 - Amanda Lee (UO Club) defeated Jasmine Genena (WU), 6-1, 6-1
#6 - Mandy Carlson (WU) defeated Hayley Standage (UO Club), 6-3, 6-4

Doubles
#1 - Standage and Oyama (UO Club) defeated Heringer and Matsuura (WU), 8-3
#2 - Lee and Ly (UO Club) defeated Carlson and Guimont (WU), 8-1
#3 - Emily Plutsky and Margolin (UO Club) defeated Gutierrez and Kubitz (WU), 8-1

Sabrina Gutierrez competed as #1 singles and teamed with Lizzie Kubitz for #3 doubles on Saturday.

Sabrina Gutierrez competed as #1 singles and teamed with Lizzie Kubitz for #3 doubles on Saturday.