Women’s tennis sinks to Fresno Pacific

The Eagles lost to FPU after struggles in the singles matches proved their downfall.

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Sophomore Ines Diaz Gomez prepares to hit the ball.

Andi Basista, Sports Editor

Women’s tennis traveled to Fresno, California on Saturday afternoon in a matchup against the Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds. The Eagles secured two of the doubles points, but found ultimate defeat in the singles, winning only one of the six matches, resulting in the overall 2-5 loss.

STRUGGLES FROM FRESNO

Biola had control of the doubles matches. Freshman partners Colbeyshae Emory and Brooke Fager beat out FPU 6-4. Senior Allison Torres and sophomore Ines Diaz followed the same pattern of their teammates, also winning their doubles match 6-4. Senior Lauren Lee and freshman Faith Grisham couldn’t stop their No. 2 doubles opponents, losing 1-6.

Emery took her opponent to three sets in the No. 1 singles. After losing the first 5-7, she came back to take the second set, 6-4, and continued her momentum into the third where she earned the victory, 10-5. Diaz, Torres and junior Madison Swaney all struggled in their singles matches, losing each of their matches 0-6, 1-6.

The Eagles (2-4) will hit the Biola Tennis Center courts on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. to take on California State University, Los Angeles.

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