Men's Tennis Falls to Lewis & Clark State CollegeBy Jimmy Chau Assistant Tennis Coach
PORTLAND, Ore. - NAIA powerhouse Lewis & Clark State College took it to the Pioneers on Saturday afternoon 9-0. Coach Kai Fong's squad of predominantly international players was just too much for the Pioneers to handle. Doubles action was quick at the #3 spot with Quentin Wacquez and Sam Tozer blanking Ryotaro Tokura and Lucas Fodor 8-0. 6'5" Anders Tischer and 6' 2" Jeff Lowndes proved to be too big of an obstacle for the number one duo of Kevin Ross and Daniel Hahm. The warriors would take that match 8-3. Rounding out the sweep of doubles was Lincoln Gay and Alberton Sanz who claimed a tight victory over Carter Gee Taylor and Scott Monsmith. The Pioneer duo broke serve to stay in the match at 6-7, but ultimately got broken themselves to drop the decision.
Singles play saw more domination for the Warriors as Wacquez took down Monismith 6-1, 6-2. Gee-Taylor fell to Gay 6-1, 6-0. Ross began to build some momentum in the second set but ultimately fell to Tischer 6-0, 6-3. Daniel Hahm provided the most competitive matchup of the day at the #3 slot with a 7-6 (5), 6-1 loss to Tozer. Daniel played really well in the first set and a few untimely errors proved to be the difference. Deflated after the first, Hahm would drop the second fairly quickly, 6-1. Tokura and Pfeiffer would lose to Sanz and Lowndes by the same 6-1, 6-1 scores.
The Pioneers take on the Pacific Boxers at home next Friday the 15th.