March 13, 2009

Men's Tennis Falls To No. 19 Whitman

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WALLA WALLA, Wash., - A short sided Lewis & Clark men’s tennis team slipped to Northwest Conference and nationally ranked No. 19 Whitman College on Friday afternoon on the road by the final score 9-0. The Pioneers fall to 2-10 on the season, while Whitman improves to 8-2.

The Pioneers only fielded five players for singles, while producing two doubles squads. Vincent Groot battled from the No. 1 singles spot, but was unable to hold off Nadeem Kassam falling 6-2, 6-3. Peter Ray put his best foot forward, taking on Justin Hayashi from the No. 2 spot (6-0, 6-1), while Andrew Moller fell at the No. 3 spot 6-1, 6-1 to Thomas Roston.

Conor Holten-Burke defeated Matthias Kullowatz 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 4 spot, while Quinn Carter-Roth had his hands full with David Deming in the No. 5 spot (6-1, 6-3).

Whitman earned both doubles points that the teams competed for, with Hayashiand Dan Wilson defeating Groot/Ray 8-2. In No. 2 doubles Kullowatz and Moller fell 8-0 to Kassam and Chris Bailey.

The Pioneers return to the court on Saturday, March 14 taking on NWC opponent Whitworth on the road. The match is set to begin at 10 a.m.

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