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February 26, 2011

Willamette Takes 8-1 Win Over PLU Netters

SALEM - Willamette University kept Pacific Lutheran winless in women's tennis action by defeating the visiting Lutes, 8-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Courthouse Tennis Club.

The Bearcats improved their overall record to 3-3 and their conference mark to 3-2, building a 3-0 lead in doubles and then winning five singles matches in straight sets. The Lutes, now 0-4 overall and in the conference, got its only win at No. 5 singles where Deanna Ellmer topped Kate Thurber, 6-3, 1-6, 1-0 (10-7).

The Lutes return to action at 9 a.m. Sunday when they host the Mills College Cyclones at the UPS Tennis Pavilion.

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