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Oregon women’s tennis: Freshmen go undeafeted in WSU Invitational, win No. 1 doubles divison

In the first team event of the fall, the Oregon women’s tennis team headed to Pullman, Washington for the Washington State University Invitational. The tournament took place from Friday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 5.

Although the team suffered a few losses during the first day of single play, Sofia Hager and Marlou Kluiving both made it to the championship round of No. 4 singles after their respective semifinal wins against Marina Reimers of the University of Portland and Holly Monahan of Washington State. However, the match was not played as the teams decided not to finish games in which both competitors represented the same school.

In No. 3 singles, Lina Akesson also earned her spot in the finals versus WSU’s own Donika Bashota after a win against Idaho’s Sophie Vickers (2-6, 6-3, 6-2). Bashota defeated Akesson 7-5, 6-0.

Freshman duo Alyssa Tobita and Nia Rose went undefeated for the Ducks, winning the No. 1 Doubles Division of the tournament. The first day they took home a pair of wins (8-4, 8-5) before finishing the next day with another 8-5 victory and an 8-7 (7-2) win after extra sets.

The Kluiving/Hager pair also won both of their games in the first day of No. 2 doubles, but split their games during the final day after dropping a match to WSU’s Biryukova/Vasiukhina 8-4.

Both Lina Akesson and Kadie Hueffner, and Allie Hueffner and Nicole Long, lost three of their four matches in No. 2 doubles. The lone victory for Akesson/Hueffner came against Portland’s Reimers/Zuidema 8-4 while Long/Hueffner saw their only win in the first round against Idaho’s Emmie Marx and Rita Bermudez, 8-5.

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Anne Yilmaz

Anne Yilmaz

Anne is a senior sports reporter for the Emerald. Her beats are ACHA hockey, NCAA women's tennis and club sports.
You can reach her on Twitter @anneyilmaz.