Lewis & Clark nabs pair of wins for NWC's best record

Lewis & Clark nabs pair of wins for NWC's best record

TACOMA, Wash. -- Brenden Barrows and Gordon Barrows combined to win the top doubles match and two of the top three singles matches in the Lewis & Clark Pioneers' 7-2 defeat of the Pacific Lutheran Lutes on Sunday afternoon at Sprinker Recreation Center

The victory moved Lewis & Clark to 3-0 in Northwest Conference play and 5-2 overall.

Ramez Attia and Brendan Adams were the other singles winners for the Pioneers.

Ranked No. 23 nationally as a doubles team, Brenden Barrows and Gordon Barrows defeated Niko Convento and Jake Kim, 8-3, to move to 2-0 for the NWC season and 8-3 overall. The pair has won three in a row. On the singles side, Gordon Barrows won the higher of the two matches in a 6-4, 6-1 defeat of Justin DeMattos at No. 2. Brenden Barrows was a 6-0, 6-1 winner in the third position over Kim. Both have won three straight singles matches and are a combined 11-4 this season.

Attia, a freshman, improved to 2-0 in NWC singles matches with a 6-1, 6-1 defeat of Branson Near in the fifth position, while Adams took down John Woelfel, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6. Adams is also 2-0 in NWC matches this season. Attia improved to 3-3 overall and Adams bumped up to 4-2.

Raed Attia lost the top singles match, 6-4, 6-2, to Nico Convento, and Keane Hindle was defeated by Chan Thourk, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 4, the highest position of the season for Hindle. Attia fell to 3-5 overall this season and 1-1 in conference matches. Hindle is 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the NWC.

Paired with Pim Trouerbach, Hindle was part of the No. 3 doubles winner with an 8-3 defeat of Near and Woelfel. The Pioneers duo is 2-0 this season. Kei Inoue and Raed Attia paired for an 8-4 victory over Thourk and DeMattos and are 4-0 this season.

Lewis & Clark is atop the conference standings with its 3-0 record and plays host to Whitman on Friday in a critical NWC match. The teams were picked as the two favorites to win the conference championship.

Puget Sound

Making their Northwest Conference debut, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers earned a 9-0 win over the Puget Sound Loggers on Saturday.

Pim Trouerbach and Keane Hindle were the most dominant doubles pairing, taking the No. 3 match by an 8-1 score. Brenden Barrows and Gordon Barrows won the top doubles match, while Raed Attia and Kei Inoue were victorious in second position.

Inoue, Trouerbach and Hindle combined to allow three lost games in the bottom three singles matches. Inoue won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4, Trouerbach was perfect, 6-0, 6-0, in fifth position, while Hindle took the No. 6 match 6-0, 6-1.

Attia won the No. 1 match, 3-6, 6-1, 10-5, while Gordon Barrows was a 6-3, 6-3 winner at No. 2. Brenden Barrows won the third singles match, 6-2, 6-1.

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