PORTLAND, Ore., - Vincent Groot improved his individual Northwest Conference record to 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Tennis Dome, as he defeated Jamie Hosmer (6-1, 6-3) of Puget Sound from the No. 1 singles spot. Despite Groot’s victory it wasn’t enough to lift the Lewis & Clark men’s tennis team over UPS, as the Pioneers dropped a 6-3 decision to the Loggers to fall to 2-7 on the season.
The Pioneers other two points would come in doubles action, with Groot and teammate Peter Ray taking down Hosmer and Nick Kelley 8-4 from the No. 1 spot. Luke Wheeler and Matthias Kullowatz grabbed the Pioneers other point at the No. 2 spot picking up an 8-3 win over Alex Harrison and Carl Larson.
Wheeler would fight to earn a singles point for the team, battling Harrison from the No. 2 singles spot, falling in the tie-breaker of the first set 7-6 (7-3) before slipping in the second set 6-0. Ray’s singles match would take three sets to decide a winner, after he battled back from a 2-6 loss against Sam Finkleman in the first set to pick up a 6-4 second set win. Finkleman would get the better of Ray in the third and final set, winning 6-1.
The Pios return to the court on Sunday, March 8 at 12 p.m. as they head to Portland State.
Loggers Too Much For Men's Tennis