The men and women’s tennis seasons have concluded and the conference tournaments are now underway. The men finished the season in third place securing a spot in the tournament. The women finished seventh, missing out on the postseason.
First Team All-Northwest Conference members senior Clark Wininger and junior Oscar Wight will lead Pacific University’s men’s team. They will compete in singles as well as each other’s doubles partner. The duo will look to help Pacific secure a conference title. Helping Wininger and Wight make the push will be seniors and Second Team All-Northwest Conference honorees Josh Bernstein and Reuben Mulhern. All four of these Boxer men have notched double digit winning records in singles.
climbed to the highest individual ranking reaching number nine in the most recent ITA West Region ranking.
“Our two coaches have been incredibly helpful this season in getting me ready,” Wininger said.
Wight gave credit to the “large by tennis standards” senior class.
“The four of them have provided a lot of internal motivation for us to send them off in a good way,” Wight said. “Their leadership continues to drive the younger guys.”
Wininger acknowledged they faced an uphill battle this past weekend.
“Losing to Lewis and Clark twice already, I feel will give us an edge to not want to lose a third time,” Wininger said.
Finishing a close three games out of the final conference tournament spot, the women will not be partaking in the championships this weekend. Senior Kaitlyn Lomartire became a part of Pacific’s history in her final season as a Boxer tennis athlete.
Lomartie has now been named a First Team All-Northwest Conference honoree in all four years she has attended Pacific. She became just the second Boxer athlete to ever do so. Lomartie joins Cathlene Goya, who was a member of the women’s tennis team from 2009-2012, as the lone athletes to earn four years of first team honors. Lomartie finished the season with 10 wins in singles and 12 wins in doubles.