Men Finish Tennis Marathon Weekend With Loss To Portland State University


By Jimmy Chau


It was a long and tough weekend for the Pioneers as they finished it out with a 9-0 loss to an improving Vikings squad. Coach Tilmanis hopes that the tough schedule with reap benefits for his young team later down the road.

Doubles play started the day and the Pios found the Vikings’ serves hard to break. Mustering up only five total games between the three matches, the Pios were eager to find some redemption in singles action. Peter Ray stepped up and went toe-to-toe with Kyle Erickson but ultimately lost 6-3, 6-3. Points were fun to watch as both men displayed their shot making abilities. Quinn Roth-Carter also had a good match but also fell by the same count of 6-3, 6-3. Quinn’s serve continues to be one of his weapons but a focus on putting easy balls away will make it even more deadly.

The Pios will take a much deserved break before playing the University of Puget Sound on Feb. 27th at 2:00 pm at the LC Tennis Dome.

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