PORTLAND, Ore. - The Lewis & Clark men's tennis team took all six of the singles points on Friday afternoon in Northwest Conference action over the Whitworth Pirates in the L&C Tennis Dome.
Cameron Smith and Scott Monismith earned Lewis & Clark it's only singles point, playing against John Talbot and Drew Adams in the No. 3 spot. The match was tightly contested with the Pioneers pulling out a one point, 9-8, win over their Pirate counterparts.
Despite having the advantage in doubles, the Pirates could not hold off the Pioneers in singles. Brewer took down Drew Brigham 7-5, 7-5 as Lewis & Clark's top singles player. Ross made quick work of Talbot in the No. 2 spot with a 6-2, 6-3 win. Whitworth forced three sets in both No. 3 and No. 4 singles, but the Pioneers Hahm and Joyce both came out on top.
Hahm defeated Chris Engelmann in the No. 2 spot, even after falling behind 1-0 after dropping the opening set 6-2. Hahm rebounded to take the final two sets 6-2, 6-4. Unlike Hahm, Joyce won his opening set, taking down Blake Miller 6-3. Miller bounced back winning the second set 6-4, but Joyce finalized the Pioneer point with a 6-2 win in the third set.
Ben Sands earned the Pioneers sixth and final singles point, defeating Dustin McConnell 6-2, 6-2 in the six spot.
Lewis & Clark returns to action on Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in the L&C Tennis Dome against Whitman.
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