Whitman men's soccer off to dominating start in Ore.


SALEM - Whitman College dominated Saturday at the men's USTA/ITA Pacific Northwest Tennis Championships in Salem.

Led by seniors Etienne Moshevich, Chris Bailey and Quin Miller, eight Whitman players advanced through Saturday's first two rounds of singles and will play in today's round of 16.

All five Whitman teams in the doubles bracket also advanced through Saturday's first two rounds.

Miller posted one of Saturday's biggest upsets in singles, beating Willamette's fourth-seeded Michael Baumgartner 7-6, 7-5 in the second round.

On his way to Sunday, Whitman sophomore Sam Sadeghi pulled off an upset in first round, beating Linfield's Tal DeWitt, the No. 12 seed, by a 6-0, 6-1 count.

Other seeded Whitman players advancing to Sunday, in addition to No. 7 Moshevich and No. 9 Bailey, were sophomore Jeff Tolman (3), junior Conor Holton-Burke (6), and freshman Andrew La Cava (16).

Today's singles matches start at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Moshevich and La Cava are the only Whitman players facing one another in the round of 16.

Today's doubles start at about 3 p.m.

Championship matches in singles and doubles are set for Monday. The champions advance to the National Small College Championships next month in Mobile, Ala.

Whitman players have won the last four Pacific Northwest titles in singles, and three of the last four crowns in doubles.


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