BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Pacific Boxers took full advantage of its home court on Friday night, defeating the Lewis & Clark men’s tennis team 6-3 at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center. The Pioneers earned two of their three points from singles action, with both Vincent Groot and William Parker picking up victories.
Groot took down Michael Oakda from the No. 1 singles spot, after battling through three sets. Groot took the first set 6-4 before Okada bounced back to grab the second set. Groot buckled down in the third set to guarantee the Pios a point with a 6-4 win.
Parker’s point came from the No. 5 singles spot after he and Patrick Kinghorn did battle. Parker had little trouble defeating Kinghorn, winning back-to-back sets (7-5, 6-1).
Groot and teammate Peter Ray paired up to take down Spencer Hing and Micah Leo at the No. 1 doubles position after fighting through a super tie-breaker. The set was tied 8-8 before Groot and Ray earned a 10-4 win in the tie-breaker to earn the decisive point for a 9-8 win.
The Pioneers return to action on Saturday, April 5 at 12 p.m. when they take on Puget Sound on the road in Northwest Conference action.
Boxers Takes Down Men's Tennis 6-3