Whitman men roll to 9-0 win over Whitworth at Bratton Center

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WALLA WALLA - In one of two men's tennis battles waged between the schools on Sunday, Whitman College rolled to a 9-0 victory over visiting Whitworth in a match played inside the Bratton Tennis Center.

With both teams having enough players to start two matches at the same time, both matches kicked off at 11 a.m. - one in the Bratton Center and one on the Whitman outdoor courts.

The inside match finished first, and it was seniors Quin Miller and Chris Bailey sparking Whitman to its shutout victory.

Bailey, a singles specialist, teamed with sophomore Sam Sadeghi for an 8-2 victory over freshman Dustin McConnell and senior Brian Lays at No. 1 doubles.

Bailey returned in singles, beating Lays 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 2 slot.

Meanwhile, Miller helped Whitman to its opening sweep in doubles, teaming with junior Adriel Borshansky for an 8-5 victory over junior Ben Hamming and freshman Alvin Le at No. 2 doubles.

Miller, who sees most of his court time in doubles, won a test of lefthanders at No. 1 singles, downing McConnell 6-1, 6-1.

Steven Roston and Atanas Atanasov finished Whitman's doubles sweep with an 8-3 victory over John Talbot and Troy Patterson in an all-freshmen match at No. 3.

Roston then scrambled past Le 6-1, 6-4 at No. 5 singles while Atanasov got the best of Patterson 6-4, 7-5 at No. 6.

The last two matches in singles saw sophomore Matt Tesmond beat Hamming 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3 and freshman Will Huskey overcome Talbot 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4.

Earlier in the day, Tesmond and Huskey were doubles partners in the match played on the outdoor courts.

Whitman was an 8-1 winner in the outdoor match.

Whitman 9, Whitworth 0

SINGLES - Quin Miller, Whitman, def. Dustin McConnell, Whitworth, 6-1, 6-1; Chris Bailey, Whitman, def. Brian Lays, Whitworth, 6-3, 6-2; Matt Tesmond, Whitman, def. Ben Hamming, Whitworth, 6-2, 6-0; Will Huskey, Whitman, def. John Talbot, Whitworth, 6-0, 6-4; Steven Roston, Whitman, def. Alvin Le, Whitworth, 6-1, 6-4; Atanas Atanasov, Whitman, def. Troy Patterson, Whitworth, 6-4, 7-5.

DOUBLES - Chris Bailey/Sam Sadeghi, Whitman, def. Brian Lays, /Dustin McConnell, Whitworth, 8-2; Quin Miller/Adriel Borshansky, Whitman, def. Ben Hamming/Alvin Le, Whitworth, 8-5; Atanas Atanasov/Steven Roston, Whitman, def. Troy Patterson/John Talbot, Whitworth, 8-3.

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