by Jimmy Chau
It was a battle to get out of the Northwest Conference cellar and the University of Puget Sound pulled out the victory to get their first win of the season, 8-1. It continues to be a learning experience for the young Pioneers who once again played without their number one player.
The day started with a great comeback win in the number two doubles position. Down 7-3 against George Murphy and Ben Burger who were playing very well, the duo of Junya Furakawa and Wataru Nakamura rallied to win five straight games before being taken into a tie-breaker. As both teams cheered every point down the stretch, the LC pair came up with the goods when it counted. “It was nice to see Junya and Wataru pull out a close one finally. The two have lost quite a few close matches before but played really smart and solid when it counted today,” said coach Chau. In singles play, it was Peter Ray again who stepped up his game in the number one position. Ray took the first set in a tie-breaker but couldn’t hold on to his momentum as Sam Finkleman took the final two sets 6-4, 6-3 to claim the victory.
The Pios stay home and take on the Willamette Bearcats at 3:00 pm on Sunday.
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April 2, 2010 Freshmen Show Promise In Loss To UPS
March 28, 2010 Disappointing Season For Mens Tennis Continues
March 23, 2010 Pioneers Lose Some Close Decisions and Are Defeated 9-0
March 14, 2010 Men Fall to Tough Conference Opponent Whitman
March 13, 2010 Men Fall 0-9 to the Bruins
March 12, 2010 Men's Tennis Remain Winless
March 7, 2010 Men's Tennis Perform Better But Lose To Defending Champs
March 6, 2010 Pios Fall To Pirates In Men's Tennis
February 28, 2010 Men Battle But Come Up Short Against Bearcats
February 27, 2010 LC Men Fall To UPS
February 20, 2010 LC Men's Tennis Team Swept By The Wildcats
February 12, 2010 Pioneer's Men Tennis can't hold on to momentum and fall to the Bruins
February 6, 2010 Lewis & Clark drops home opener to DI Seattle University
October 5, 2009 Women's Tennis Strong At ITA Regionals