Men's Tennis Sweeps Linfield 9-0

Men's Tennis Sweeps Linfield 9-0

Spokane, Wash. – The Whitworth University men's tennis team swept visiting Linfield 9-0 for the Pirates' second shutout of the Wildcats this season.

Eight matches into the schedule, Whitworth has now evened its record at 4-4 and the Bucs are 4-2 in the NWC.  Linfield dropped to 2-8, 1-5.

The Pirates got through the doubles matches quickly for a 3-0 lead.  Jhun Gumboc and Blake Miller defeated the Wildcat team of Charlie Farrenkopf and Liam Spearnak 8-3 at #3 doubles for the first Whitworth point of the match. 

Caleb Hughes and Shane Sandlin won by the exact same score against Linfield's Carter Pentz and Jacob Mangan at #2 doubles.  Then Drew Adams and Drew Brigham doubled up Trent Prussing and Tim Hawkins 8-4 at #1 doubles.

It didn't take Whitworth long to clinch the team victory.  Layne Ryerson defeated Hawkins 6-1, 6-1 at #3 singles for a 4-0 lead.  Then Miller beat Pentz 6-0, 6-1 at #2 singles to secure the insurmountable 5-0 margin.

Brigham topped Prussing 6-2, 7-6 (3) at #1 singles in the only singles match of the day that threatened to go more than two sets.

Sandlin swept by Farrenkopf 6-0, 6-0 at #5 singles, while Adams dropped Mangan 6-0, 6-3 at #4 singles.  Gumboc finished off the Pirates' sweep with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Spearnak at #6 singles.

Whitworth will be back in action on Sunday morning when the Pirates host Willamette University.