Men's Tennis Defeats Puget Sound 6-3

Men's Tennis Defeats Puget Sound 6-3


By Jimmy Chau
Assistant Tennis Coach

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Pioneers notch another in the win column as they take down the visiting Loggers from the University of Puget Sound 6-3.  Freshman partners, Kevin Ross and Daniel Hahm were the first to get the Pioneers on the board against Mike Cutter and Graham Baker.  Cutter's big forehand couldn't keep the Pioneers at bay as Ross and Hahm came up with the goods at crucial points.  Ryotaro Tokura and Lucas Fodor were the next to get on the board with an 8-4 win in the #3 slot over John Stevens and Abe Noyes.  The loggers salvaged a doubles point with a win at #2 as Daniel Deuel and Jake Peterson took control of the net late and scored an 8-6 win. 

In a rematch of a Fall ITA tournament pairing, Kevin Ross continued his strong play, dispatching Cutter 6-2, 6-0.  Frustrating Cutter from the beginning, a relentless Ross would not back down and seemed to have an answer for Ross' big weapons the entire afternoon.  Monismith, cruised through his first set against Noyes at #4 but had to hang on late to secure a 6-0, 7-5 victory.  Gee-Taylor's match went the distance at #2 as he and Baker traded sets before the Logger held on for his first win of the season.  A 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win pulled the visitors to within 4-2.  Daniel Hahm, fought himself for most of the match, but came up big when his team needed him most.  Clutch all year in the tightest of situations, Hahm came through with a gritty 7-5, 6-3 win that secured the dual for the Pioneers.  "It was nice to see Daniel came through when he didn't have his best stuff today," said Coach Mam.  The evening finished out with Peterson earning a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Tokura and Senior Cole Pfeiffer pulling out his first win of the season over Stevens. 

The Pioneers take on Lewis & Clark State College Saturday at 11:00 AM.