CLAREMONT, Calif. -- With the top three singles matches coming against nationally-ranked competitors, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers picked up their only win of the day at No. 3 position where Gordon Barrows won in three sets during Friday's 8-1 loss to the No. 8 Gustavus Adolphus Gusties at the Pauley/Rogers Tennis Complex.
After dropping a narrow tiebreaker in the opening set, Barrows rallied against No. 35 Chase Jordan for a 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 10-5 win in the third singles spot. Barrows has now won three straight matches and is the first Pioneers student-athlete with double-digit wins this season.
Jackson Powell, who recently moved into the regional singles rankings at No. 14, lost to the top-ranked student-athlete in the nation, Mohanad Alhouni, 6-1, 6-0, in the No. 1 singles match. The loss is Powell's first in the top position after a 2-0 start to the season. Powell is now 9-3. Raed Attia lost 5-7, 6-0, 10-5 to 18th-ranked Zach Ekstein in the second position to fall to 4-9 this year.
Kei Inoue gave his opponent the toughest match among the bottom-three entrants. Inoue lost 6-4, 6-4 to Yassine Derbani in fifth position to fall to 8-3 this season. In the No. 4 spot, Brenden Barrows lost to Patrick Whaling, who is ranked in Gustavus Adolphus' region, by a final of 6-3, 6-2. Barrows has now lost three straight and is 7-5 this season. Ramez Attia had his five-match winning streak snapped in a 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Tommy Entwistle.
In doubles, the Gusties were victorious in all three matches. Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows came into Friday ranked 23rd in the country and lost to the sixth-ranked pair of Alhouni and Wahling, 8-4. The Barrowses are now 12-5 and moved to fifth in last week's regional rankings. At No. 2, Powell and Pim Trouerbach lost 8-4 to Johnson and Entwistle, while Raed Attia and Inoue fell 8-3 to Ekstein and Mason Bultje.
Lewis & Clark (9-4) is ranked 33rd in the country and will face No. 12 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday at 10 a.m.