2008-09 Women's Tennis News

  • Palmer is Chosen First Team All-Northwest Conference
    April 21, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University women's tennis standout Shannon Palmer (Fr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) has been named First Team All-Northwest Conference for the 2008-09 season. Palmer was one of eight NWC athletes chosen for the First Team. An additional six athletes were named to the Second Team.
  • Lewis & Clark Downs Willamette in NWC Fifth Place Match, 7-2
    April 18, 2009
    YAKIMA, WASH. -- Lewis & Clark College earned a 2-1 lead in doubles, including a tie-breaker win at #1 doubles, as the Pioneers gained an early edge on their way to a 7-2 victory over Willamette University in the fifth place match of the Northwest Conference Women's Tennis Tournament, Saturday, April 18 at the Yakima Tennis Center. L&C improved to 14-9. Willamette ended the season at 8-13 overall.
  • Whitman Defeats Bearcats at NWC Women's Tennis Tournament, 8-1
    April 17, 2009
    YAKIMA, WASH. -- Whitman College defeated Willamette University, 8-1, in a first round match at the Northwest Conference Women's Tennis Tournament on Friday, April 17 at the Yakima Tennis Center. Whitman upped its record to 14-8, while Willamette fell to 8-12.
  • Willamette and Whitman to Meet in First Round of NWC Tournament
    April 16, 2009
    YAKIMA, WASH. -- After building some momentum with a 4-2 finish to the regular season, the Willamette University women's tennis team will open the Northwest Conference Tournament against Whitman College on Friday, April 11 at the Yakima Tennis Center. The match is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. (PDT).
  • Willamette Wins Eight Matches in Rout of Puget Sound
    April 12, 2009
    TACOMA, WASH. -- The Willamette University women's tennis team closed out the regular season by rolling past the University of Puget Sound, 8-1, in a Northwest Conference match on Saturday, April 11. Willamette heads into the NWC Tournament with an overall record of 8-11, including 7-9 in the NWC. The Bearcats tied for fifth place in the NWC standings and will be the #6 seed in the tournament. Puget Sound finished its season at 1-15 overall, 1-15 in the conference.
  • Palmer Selected NWC Student-Athlete of the Week
    April 09, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Shannon Palmer (Fr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) of Willamette University has been selected as the Northwest Conference Women's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 5. Palmer helped Willamette go 2-0, as the Bearcats registered an 8-1 win over Pacific Lutheran University and a 9-0 victory over George Fox University.
  • Linfield Defeats Bearcats, 8-1, in NWC Match
    April 07, 2009
    McMINNVILLE, ORE. -- Linfield College improved to 16-4 on the season by defeating the visiting Willamette University Bearcats, 8-1, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match on Tuesday, April 7. Although WU lost the overall match, the Bearcats received a win from Shannon Palmer (Fr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) at #1 singles. She defeated Sallie Katter of Linfield, 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 10-7 in a super tie-breaker played instead of a third set.
  • Bearcats and Wildcats Change Women's Tennis Match to Tuesday, April 7
    April 06, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University and Linfield College have agreed to move their women's tennis match to Tuesday, April 7 in McMinnville, Ore., at 3:30 p.m. (PDT). The teams were originally scheduled to play at Linfield on Friday, April 10, but decided to meet earlier in the week to avoid the potential for inclement weather.
  • Willamette Shuts Out George Fox, 9-0, in Women's Tennis
    April 04, 2009
    NEWBERG, ORE. -- The Bearcats won all six singles matches and all three doubles positions on Saturday, April 4, as Willamette University shut out George Fox University, 9-0, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match. WU moved to 7-10 overall and to 6-8 in the NWC. The Bruins dropped to 4-16 overall, 3-13 in the NWC.
  • Bearcats Cruise Past Lutes, 8-1, in Women's Tennis
    April 03, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University rolled past Pacific Lutheran University, 8-1, in Northwest Conference women's tennis action on Friday, April 3 at the Courthouse Tennis Club. WU won all three doubles matches and claimed victories at five of six singles positions. PLU's only triumph was at #2 singles.
  • Pioneers Win Close Matches to Defeat Bearcats, 6-3
    March 29, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Lewis & Clark College won a close match at #3 doubles and claimed victories in three sets at #4 and #5 singles, as the Pioneers gained an edge to defeat Willamette University, 6-3, on Sunday, March 29 at the Courthouse Tennis Club. L&C upped its record to 11-8 overall, 8-6 in the NWC, while the Bearcats fell to 5-10 overall, 4-8 in the conference.
  • Willamette Defeats Boxers 6-3 in NWC Road Match
    March 27, 2009
    BEAVERTON, ORE. -- Willamette University defeated Pacific University, 6-3, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match at the Tualatin Hill Tennis Center on Friday, March 27. The win avenged a 7-2 loss to the Boxers in Salem, Ore., on Feb. 27. In the first meeting, the Bearcats competed without #1 singles and #1 doubles player Shannon Palmer (Fr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) due to injury and illness.
  • Southern Oregon Defeats Willamette in Women's Tennis, 7-2
    March 25, 2009
    MEDFORD, ORE. -- Southern Oregon University downed Willamette University, 7-2, in a non-conference women's tennis match on Wednesday, March 25. Due to rain, the match was moved from Ashland, Ore., to the Southern Oregon Tennis Club in Medford, Ore.
  • Whitman Holds Off Bearcats at Courthouse Tennis Club, 6-3
    March 14, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Whitman College won #2 doubles in a tie-breaker to complete a sweep of the doubles matches, as the Missionaries defeated Willamette University, 6-3, in a Northwest Conference match on Saturday, March 14 at the Courthouse Tennis Club. Whitman advanced its record to 10-3 overall, including 10-2 in the NWC. Willamette went to 4-8 overall, 3-7 in the NWC.
  • Whitworth Defeats Willamette in Women's Tennis, 9-0
    March 13, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Pirates of Whitworth University gained an early lead and momentum by sweeping the doubles matches, on their way to a 9-0 victory over Willamette University to remain atop the NWC standing, Friday, March 13 at the Courthouse Tennis Center. Whitworth took over sole possession of first place in the conference at 9-0, one-half match in front of Linfield College, 8-0.
  • Palmer Honored as NWC Student-Athlete of the Week
    March 09, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University freshman Shannon Palmer (Salem, OR/Sprague HS) has been chosen as the Northwest Conference Women's Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week for matches played between March 2 and March 8. Palmer went 3-0 at #1 singles and 3-0 at #1 doubles to lead Willamette to three victories during the week.
  • Willamette Wins Home Matches against College of Idaho and George Fox
    March 08, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Shannon Palmer (Fr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) achieved a combined record of 4-0 to lead Willamette University to a pair of women's tennis victories on Sunday, March 8 at the Courthouse Tennis Club. In the morning match, WU held off the College of Idaho for a 5-4 win. The Bearcats also won the afternoon match, as they downed George Fox University, 8-1. Palmer won two matches at #1 singles and two matches at #1 doubles during the day.
  • Willamette Rolls Past Pacific Lutheran, 8-1
    March 06, 2009
    TACOMA, WASH. -- Willamette University won all three doubles matches and took five of six singles matches, as the Bearcats defeated Pacific Lutheran University, 8-1, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match on Friday, March 6. WU improved to 2-6 overall, 2-5 in the NWC. Pacific Lutheran remained winless at 0-8 overall and 0-7 in the NWC.
  • Lewis & Clark Edges Bearcats, 6-3, with Two Close Wins
    March 01, 2009
    PORTLAND, ORE. -- Lewis & Clark won #2 doubles in a tie-breaker, and later won #6 singles in a super tie-breaker, to gain the edge in a 6-3 win over Willamette University in a Northwest Conference match on Sunday, March 1 at the L&C Bubble. The Pioneers improved to 3-3 overall, 3-3 in the NWC.
  • Pacific Defeats Willamette, 7-2, in Friday Night Match
    February 27, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Pacific University won #1 and #2 doubles to build an early lead on its way to defeating Willamette University, 7-2, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match at the Courthouse Tennis Club on Friday, Feb. 27. Pacific moved to 3-3 on the season, 3-3 in the NWC. Willamette dropped to 1-5 overall, 1-4 in the NWC.
  • Linfield Women's Tennis Team Downs Bearcats, 8-1
    February 26, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Linfield College swept the singles matches on its way to defeating Willamette University, 8-1, on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Courthouse Tennis Club. Linfield improved to 4-2 overall, 4-0 in the Northwest Conference. Willamette dropped to 1-4 overall, 1-3 in the NWC.
  • Willamette versus Pacific Women's Tennis Time Change
    February 26, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's tennis match against Pacific University on Friday, Feb. 27 has been changed to start at 7 p.m. (PST). WU will host the Boxers at the Courthouse Tennis Club at 1339 Madison NE in Salem, Ore. The match was originally scheduled to be played on Friday afternoon.
  • Bearcats Roll Past Puget Sound, 8-1
    February 20, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University swept the doubles matches and won five of six singles matches to defeat the University of Puget Sound, 8-1, in Northwest Conference action on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Courthouse Tennis Club. The Bearcats improved to 1-3 overall and to 1-2 in the NWC. Puget Sound fell to 0-3 on the season, 0-3 in the NWC.
  • Whitman Defeats Willamette, 7-2, in NWC Match
    February 14, 2009
    WALLA WALLA, WASH. -- Whitman College downed Willamette University, 7-2, on Saturday, Feb. 14, in a Northwest Conference women's tennis match. With the win, the Missionaries upped their record to 2-0 overall, 2-0 in the NWC. Willamette fell to 0-3 on the season, 0-2 in the NWC. The Bearcats earned victories at #1 doubles and #6 singles.
  • Bearcats Fall to Whitworth, 8-1, in Women's Tennis
    February 13, 2009
    SPOKANE, WASH. -- Willamette University opened its 2009 Northwest Conference women's tennis schedule with an 8-1 loss against Whitworth University on Friday, Feb. 13. Willamette is 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the NWC. Whitworth is 2-2 overall, 1-0 in the NWC. The Bearcats will play at Whitman College on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. (PST).
  • Bearcat Women's Tennis Team is Young and Talented
    February 07, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- As the Willamette women‚??s tennis team prepares for its 2009 spring opener against non-conference opponent Southern Oregon University, Head Coach Becky Roberts is confident and optimistic. She‚??s eager to break what she sees as a growing trend in starting the season slowly, with few early wins, then moving into top gear toward the midway point of the schedule.
  • Bearcats Fall to Southern Oregon in Season Opener, 8-1
    February 07, 2009
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University women's tennis team played its season opener on Saturday, Feb. 7 and was defeated by Southern Oregon University, 8-1, in a non-conference match at the Courthouse Tennis Club. Willamette, which competes in NCAA Division III, fell to 0-1. Southern Oregon, a member of the NAIA, improved to 2-0 on the season.
  • Palmer Finishes Second in Singles at Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional
    September 29, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University freshman Shannon Palmer (Salem, OR/Sprague HS) rallied from a set down to take an exciting victory in the semifinals, before losing to #1-seeded Elise Otto of Whitman College in the title match, at the Wilson/ITA Small College Northwest Regional Women's Tennis Championship, hosted by Willamette. The three-day tournament concluded on Monday, Sept. 29, with the semifinals and finals on both sides of the singles and doubles brackets.
  • Palmer Advances to Semifinals in Singles at Wilson/ITA Regional
    September 28, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University freshman Shannon Palmer (Salem, OR/Sprague HS) has reached the semifinals in both singles and doubles at the Wilson/ITA Small College Northwest Regional Women's Tennis Championship, hosted by Willamette. The three-day tournament will conclude on Monday, Sept. 29.
  • Palmer Reaches Round of 16 at Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional
    September 27, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- Shannon Palmer (Fr., Salem, OR/Sprague HS) of Willamette University won two singles matches on Saturday, Sept. 27 to advance into the Round of 16 at the Wilson/ITA Small College Northwest Regional Women's Tennis Championship. Willamette is hosting the regional at the WU Tennis Courts and the Salem Swim and Tennis Club. Action resumes on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. (PDT), with the championship finals in singles and doubles set for Monday.
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