Men's Tennis Drops Home Opener to Portland State

Men's Tennis Drops Home Opener to Portland State


PORTLAND, Ore., - The Lewis & Clark College men’s tennis team opened its 2009 campaign with a tough matchup with Big Sky Conference member Portland State University on Sunday, Feb. 8, falling to the Vikings 7-0 at the Tennis Dome.

The Pioneers battled strong against the Vikings but were unable to squeeze out a point against their opponent. Vincent Groot held strong for the Pioneers in the #1 singles spot, but ultimately fell to Chris Rice 6-4, 6-3.

Lewis & Clark return to the courts on Friday, Feb. 13 hosting Seattle University at the Tennis Dome with the first serve taking place at 3:30 p.m.

Portland State 7 – Lewis & Clark 0
No. 1 Chris Rice (PSU) def. Vincent Groot (L&C); 6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Alex VanDerschelder (PSU) def. Luke Wheeler (L&C); 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Kyle Erickson (PSU) def. Peter Ray (L&C); 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Jeff Cero (PSU) def. Andrew Moller (L&C); 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Brano Valach (PSU) def. Amory Parker (L&C); -0, 6-0
No. 6 Alex Hart (PSU) def. Andrew Davoy (L&C); 6-0, 6-2

No. 1 Rice/Hart (PSU) def. Groot/Wheeler (L&C); 8-2
No. 2 VanDerschelder/Cero (PSU) def. Ray/Paker (L&C); 8-2
No. 3 Erickson/Valach (PSU) def. Matthias Kullowatz/Quinn Roth Canter (L&C); 8-0