ITA Regionals: Barrowses fall short in three-set championship match

ITA Regionals: Barrowses fall short in three-set championship match

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows lost in the championship match of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional Championships to fall just short of qualifying for the national ITA Oracle Cup. The pair lost 6-1, 3-6, 10-7 to the No. 3 seed Zach Hewlin and Robert Carter of Whitman. Barrows and Barrows qualified for the championship match as the tournament's No. 1 seed, moving another round further than they did in 2016.

In the semifinals, the brothers defeated Eric Rutherford and Trent Prussing of Linfield, 8-4.

Day 3

Lewis & Clark seniors Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows will compete in the semifinals at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional Championships after wins in Saturday's quarterfinals. 

The pair advanced after defeating Whitman's Trevor Fennessy and Alex Hwang, 8-2. They'll meet Eric Rutherford and Trent Prussing on Sunday.

The Lewis & Clark Pioneers were unable to advance any singles competitors in the semifinals. Jackson Powell lost to Gary Ho, 6-2, 6-2, in the round of 32, while Gordon Barrows lost 6-1, 0-6, 6-1 to Hwang. 

Days 1 and 2

After three Lewis & Clark Pioneers advanced out of the singles qualifying round in Thursday's first day, the Pios have two into the round of 32 at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northwest Regional Championships.

Jackson Powell and Gordon Barrows, both top-16 seeds, will compete on Saturday as the four-day tournament gets to its halfway point. Lewis & Clark is hosting the tournament throughout the Portland area. The Pios' top doubles team has advanced to Saturday's play, too.

Powell followed a straight-sets, first-round win on Friday with a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Whitman's Andreas Muller-Immergulck. Powell entered the tournament seeded in the 9-16 group. Barrows won 6-1, 6-3 over Linfield's Trent Prussing before defeating Keaten Baker of George Fox, 6-3, 6-3. Powell will meet top-eight seed Gary Ho of Whitman on Saturday at the Babette Horenstein Tennis Center in Beaverton, Ore., while Barrows will compete at 12:30 p.m. against Alex Hwang of Whitman. Barrows was seeded in the 5-8 group, while Hwang is a top-16 seed.

Lewis & Clark's top seed, Raed Attia at No. 4, was upset by Eric Lim, 2-6, 6-4, 10-6. Ryan Hayes, Riley Vickers and Will McDermott were winners in Thursday's qualifying bracket.

Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows won their first two matches as the overall No. 1 doubles seed. An 8-1 win over Whitman's Jack Freer and Nishaant Limaye will have the pair going against No. 6 seed Trevor Fennessy and Hwang of Whitman on Saturday. The match will be played at 9 a.m. at the L&C Tennis Dome. 

Paired with his brother Ramez, Raed Attia was upset in the opening round, 9-7, by Eric Rutherford and Prussing of Linfield.