PORTLAND -Two seniors, two sophomores and two freshmen combined forces here Sunday afternoon to vault Whitman College past Lewis & Clark 9-0 in Northwest Conference men's tennis action.
Earlier in the day, a second group of Whitman players posted an 8-1 victory over Willamette in Salem, Ore.
The most competitive singles match in the victory over L&C came at No. 1, where freshman Sam Sadeghi scrambled past Lewis & Clark senior Peter Ray 6-4, 2-6, 10-8.
Sophomore Conor Holton-Burke had less trouble at No. 2, winning 6-1, 6-1.
Senior Thomas Roston and sophomore Adriel Borshansky pitched 6-0, 6-0 shutouts at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively.
Freshman Matt Tesmond won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5, and senior David Deming notched an 8-1 victory in an abbreviated match at No. 6.
Whitman's victory over Willamette Sunday was its second at the Bearcats' expense this season. The loss dropped Willamette to 7-5 overall and 7-3 in the NWC.
After a sweep in doubles, senior Matt Solomon ratcheted up his game at No. 1 singles, leaving no doubt with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Michael Baumgartner. Solomon dropped a three-set decision to Baumgartner in the earlier meeting between the two schools.
Senior Jasper Follows was next off the courts, scoring the clinching fifth team point with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5.
Junior Chris Bailey at No. 3 and senior Jake Cappel at No. 6 were the next Whitman players to polish off victories. Bailey won 6-2, 7-5 while Cappel sidestepped a third set 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) triumph.
Playing at No. 2 singles, freshman Jeffrey Tolman battled past Joshua Wong 6-3, 5-7, 10-7.
In the last match to finish, senior Christoph Fuchs split his first two sets at No. 4 but then fell 10-7 decision in the third-set super-tiebreaker.
Whitman 9, L&C 0
SINGLES - Sam Sadeghi, Whit, Ray Peter, L&C, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8); Conor Holton-Burke, Whit, def Junya Furakawa, L&C, 6-1, 6-1; Thomas Roston, Whit, def Carter Quinn Roth, L&C, 6-0, 6-0; Adriel Borshanksy, Whit, def Cole Pfeiffer, L&C, 6-0, 6-0; Matt Tesmond, Whit, def Kerry White, L&C, 6-2, 6-0; David Deming, Whit, def Andrew Davy, L&C, 8-1.
DOUBLES - Holton-Burke, Whit, def Ray-Roth-Carter, L&C, 8-3; Borshanksy-Tesmond, Whit, def Furakawa-White, L&C, 8-6; Sadeghi-Deming, Whit, def Pfeiffer-Davy, L&C, (LCMEN10) 8-2.
Team Scores - Whitman 9, Lewis & Clark 0
Whitman 8, Willamette 1
SINGLES - Matt Solomon, Whit, def Michael Baumgartner, Will, 6-1, 6-1; Jeff Tolman, Whit, def Joshua Wong, Will, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7); Chris Bailey, Whit, def Cody Ferguson, Will, 6-2, 7-5; Matthew Houser, Will, def Christoph Fuchs, Whit, 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-7); Jasper Follows, Whit, def Luke Lagattuta, Will, 6-1, 6-4; Jake Cappel, Whit, def Micah Mack, Will, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
DOUBLES - Solomon-Etienne Moshevich, Whit, def Baumgartner-Houser, Will, 8-1; Miller-Fuchs, Whit, def Ferguson-Wong, Will, 8-4; Tolman-Cappel, Whit, def Lagattuta-Mack, Will, 8-2.
Team Scores - Whitman 8, Willamette 1