Tigers take on Gonzaga and Portland

Tigers take on Gonzaga and Portland

There are four matches left in the regular season for Pacific women's tennis, and the Tigers play their last two road matches of the season this weekend when they take on Gonzaga on Friday and Portland on Sunday.

Pacific is currently in eighth place with a 1-4 record in the West Coast Conference standings and has an opportunity to leapfrog Portland this weekend and potentially get closer to sixth in the WCC standings, which is the final spot that qualifies for the West Coast Conference Tournament on Claremont on April 25-27.

The Tigers have dropped four straight matches entering the weekend and last picked up a win against Santa Clara on March 23.

 

Despite the team's losses, a few individuals have been playing really solid tennis down the late stretch for the Tigers. Sophomore Dohee Lee has won five-straight matches for the Tigers dating back to March 3. She is 5-0 this season on court two.

In doubles, juniors Karina Vyrlan and Anna Ramos Vinolas are still yet to lose a match as a duo. They're 7-0 on court three this year.

 

MATCH DAY INFO

Pacific at Gonzaga

Date: Friday, April 12 | 12 p.m.

Location: Spokane, Wash.

Venue: The Stevens Center

Weather: Indoors

Live Stats: https://gozags.com/sports/2019/1/15/live-tennis-video-and-stats.aspx

Video Stream: https://gozags.com/sports/2019/1/15/live-tennis-video-and-stats.aspx

 

Pacific at Portland

Date: Saturday, April 14 | 12 p.m.

Location: Portland, Ore.

Venue: Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center

Weather: Indoors

Live Stats: http://scores.tennisticker.de/usa/portland/lp.html?lid=195

Video Stream: https://web.playsight.com/facility/university-of-portland/home

Scouting Gonzaga

Gonzaga is 8-9 on the season and 3-3 in West Coast Conference play this year, good for fifth in the league.

While the team's record doesn't represent domination, they have an individual that is capable of easily earning points for her team in Sophia Whittle who is currently 11th in the nation. She's 10-4 this year in singles play with each of her matches coming on court one. Vlada Medvedcova and Graciela Rosas are the only other Bulldogs with winnings records.

In doubles, Whittle and Rosas are ranked 22nd in the nation. They're 12-2 in dual matches this year and each of their matches has come at No. 1 doubles. No other Gonzaga duo holds a winning record in doubles.

 

Scouting Portland

Portland rode a five-match win-streak from Feb. 15 to March 1, but have gone a combined 2-9 in the rest of their matches this season. The Pilots are 2-4 in WCC play which is good for seventh place, one spot ahead of the Tigers.

Four Pilots hold winning records in singles play including Jelena Lukic, who is 6-5 on the year on court one. In doubles, the Pilots are a combined 20-19 in dual matches. Just Emily Soares and Lourdes Ramalle have a winning record, but the two have not played together since March 22.