SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers got swept by the Whitman Blues in a 9-0 loss. The Pioneers had three close games throughout the day, but could not seal the deal in any of them. Prior to this match, the Whitman Blues were ranked No. 17 in the nation while the Pioneers were ranked at No. 27.
The Pioneers had one game that went into a tie breaker in doubles with Raed and Ramez Attia losing to the Whitman Blues' No. 1. That game was the only tie breaker of the day, and the majority of the rest ended in a two set match in favor of the Blues.
In doubles, Raed and Ramez Attia lost in a tie breaker in an 8-7 loss, and they were the only close game in doubles. Brendan Adams and Will McDermott loss to the Blues' No. 2 in an 8-5 loss which was one of the closer matches of the day. Will Vickers and Ryan Hayes had a little more of a gap in their 8-2 loss to the Blues.
In singles, Raed Attia went to three with the Blues' No. 1. Raed Attia won in the first with a huge 6-2 win, but could not keep the momentum throughout the match. Raed Attia lost with a final three set score of 2-6, 6-2, 6-3. Vickers had a relatively close match as well with a 6-2, 6-4 loss.
- Raed Attia lost his first conference match of the season
- Attia/Attia now have an 8-4 doubles record
- Vickers, Ramez, and McDermott also suffered their first singles conference loss of the season
The Pioneers head back to Portland to play the Whitworth Pirates on April 6 at 11 a.m.