Women’s Tennis Takes Home NWAC Title Behind Clutch Doubles Play

Sofia Panchuk women's tennis

For the sixth consecutive year the Bellevue College women won the NWAC tennis team championships yesterday at Spokane Falls Community College.

Bellevue and Highline women had a tight race entering the final two matches of the day. The score was 105 Bellevue, 103 Highline.

Bellevue then took a pair of championships, highlighted by freshman Sofia Panchuk’s singles #1 win over Spokane sophomore Hannah Plank 6-0, 6-1. Panchuk was never challenged as she only lost 3 sets in the two matches she played. Bellevue finished with 135 points to Highline’s 103.

Earlier in the day, Panchuk teamed with freshman Chen-Yu Tang to defeat Highline sophomore Miriam Cabrera and freshman Alexis Maison 9-7 in pro set action.

Bellevue and Highline split the six singles titles as each team won three apiece. It was the doubles play that won it for BC as the ‘dogs won all three. In addition to the Panchuk-Tang victory for #1 doubles, Anna Sneesby and Annie Luong won #2 doubles 8-3 over Highline’s Danielle Mendoza and Mikyla Olson.  Haylee Irving and Joanne Sakoda took home #3 doubles with a tough 9-7 win over Treasure Valley’s Jandee Nakamura and Haleigh Taylor.

The title is Head Coach Jason Chapman’s 13th overall.  Here are links to the NWAC recap and photos and the final brackets-results.

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Last Updated May 12, 2019