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LC State Women’s Tennis Takes Down Whitworth on the Road

Randy Isbelle | LC State Sports Information Intern

SPOKANE – The Lewis-Clark State Women’s Tennis team swept singles action and made it eight straight victories against NCAA Division III opponent Whitworth University with a 7-2 win on Saturday.

The win improved the Warrior record to 7-18 on the season and gave LC State its first true road win of the year.

Rayana Shah battled back after dropping the opening set in No. 1 singles to defeat Gracie Smyley 4-6, 6-1, 6-1. Maria Eduarda Santos da Silva also rebounded from a first set loss to earn the victory against Jordan Turner in No. 4 singles 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Gwyn Heim had an easier time in No. 2 singles action with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Paige Oliver. Paige Noble-Lucas needed just 41 minutes and dropped just one game in No. 3 singles. Naiara Montero (No. 5) and Bonolo Molefe (No. 6) completed the sweep of singles action.

In doubles, the lone team win came in No. 2 doubles as April Buckingham and Silva teamed up to defeat Olivia Corbett and Oliver 8-2.


  1. Clara Todd/Gracie Smyley (WU) def. Paige Noble-Lucas/Bonolo Molefe (LCSC) 8-1
  2. April Buckingham/Maria Silva (LCSC) def. Olivia Corbett/Paige Oliver (WU) 8-2
  3. Meredith Bedford/Jordan Turner (WU) def. Naiara Montero/Rayana Shah (LCSC) 8-6


  1. Rayana Shah (LCSC) def. Gracie Smyley (WU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
  2. Gwyn Heim (LCSC) def. Paige Oliver (WU) 6-3, 6-2
  3. Paige Noble-Lucas (LCSC) def. Natalie Budge (WU) 6-1, 6-0
  4. Maria Silva (LCSC) def. Jordan Turner (WU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
  5. Naiara Montero (LCSC) def. Clara Todd (WU) 6-1, 6-1
  6. Bonolo Molefe (LCSC) def. Meredith Bedford (WU) 6-4, 6-2


The LC State Women’s Tennis team hosts NCAA Division I opponent Idaho State at 2 p.m. on Monday at the LCSC Activity Center.

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