PORTLAND, Ore. - (Feb. 17) The Seattle U women's tennis team performed admirably in its first of two matches this weekend taking place in Portland, Ore., but could not overcome the Pilots, ultimately falling by a final score of 5-2.

The Redhawks played well enough to put themselves in opportunue situations, but were unable to get  over the hump against a talented Portland team.

However, freshman Caroline Maltby continued her blistering play as she defeated the Pilot's Anna Oberg in three sets, 6-7, 6-4, 10-0. Overall, head coach Adam Reeb is confident his group will build on these types of exerpiences moving forward.

"We had a lot of opportunities in today's match but unfortunately couldn't capitalize on them," said Reeb.

"We've been very resilient the past two weeks coming back to get a victory after a loss so we're looking forward to hopefully bouncing back tomorrow against another strong opponent.

We're putting ourselves in good positions we just have to keep focused and take advantage of our opportunities against good teams. This is a great group so I'm confident we'll bring a great fight tomorrow morning. Caroline Maltby played fearless and tough and deserved her win today."

SU faces UC Irvine tomorrow morning in Portland at 9:00 a.m.

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