Men's Tennis Wins Third Straight Match

Men's Tennis Wins Third Straight Match

TACOMA, Wash. – Whitworth University stretched its winning streak in men's tennis to three in a row with an 8-1 victory at Puget Sound on Sunday at the UPS Tennis Pavilion.

The Pirates' winning streak is its longest of the season and the team improved to 5-11 overall and 5-6 in the NWC.  The Loggers fell to 0-11, 0-10.

Whitworth swept the three doubles matches.  Jeffrey Vulis and Ian Fisher had the easiest victory with an 8-3 win over Jacob Kompolt and Chris Severt at #2 doubles.  Caleb Hughes and Shane Sandlin earned the closest doubles win with an 8-5 victory over Joe McRoberts and Riley Inn at #1.  Jake Bethards and Nick Hughes topped Chet Selis and Ben Colson 8-4 at #3 doubles.

Most of the six singles matches were over fairly quickly.  Bethards shut out Selis 6-0, 6-0 at #4 singles, while Fisher nearly duplicated that accomplishment with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Kompolt at #3.  Vulis rolled past Yuwang Ha 6-3, 6-0 at #5 and Nick Hughes dominated Colson 6-1, 6-2 at #6.

There were two close singles matches and the teams each won one.  Caleb  Hughes edged Inn 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-2) at #2 singles, while McRoberts slipped past Shandlin 7-5, 6-3 at the top of the ladder.

Whitworth's match with Lewis-Clark State, originally scheduled for April 12th, has been cancelled.  The Pirates will play next on Saturday, April 15th by hosting Linfield College.