Whitman men mix lineup to take two tennis victories

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NEWBERG, Ore. - Mixing a few more players into its singles lineup for its second match of the day, the Whitman College men's tennis team rolled over George Fox 9-0 Sunday afternoon in Newberg, Ore.

That victory followed an 8-1 win over Pacific in Forest Grove Sunday morning.

Whitman is now 2-2 on the season and 2-0 in the NWC.

For the second match of the day, the Missionaries moved junior Adriel Borshanksy into the No. 5 slot and had freshman Steven Roston play at No. 6.

Both players notched easy wins.

Borshansky beat Josiah Jackson 6-1, 6-1 while Roston defeated Nolan Staples 6-2, 6-1.

Senior Chris Bailey and sophomore Sam Sadeghi moved up a notch from their morning slots and picked off straight set wins.

Bailey downed Preston Mann 7-5, 6-1 at No. 3 singles while Sadeghi got past Justin McClain 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4.

Junior Conor Holton-Burke returned to the No. 1 singles slot, edging Scott Barnett 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6).

Freshman Andrew La Cava also posted his second victory of the day at No. 2 singles, beating Peter Brown 6-3, 6-1.

Whitman stayed with the same lineup for its second sweep of the day in doubles.

Holton-Burke and La Cava were 8-4 winners at No. 1 doubles, knocking off Barnett and Mann.

At No. 2 doubles, senior Etienne Moshevish and sophomore Jeff Tolman cruised to an 8-2 victory over Brown and Jackson.

Senior Quin Miller and sophomore Matt Tesmond polished off the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win over Andy Tweet and McClain in the No. 3 match.

In the earlier win over Pacific, Holton-Burke and La Cava were 8-5 winners at No. 1 doubles.

Moshevich and Tolman dominated at No. 2 doubles with an 8-1 triumph.

Miller and Tesmond completed the sweep with an 8-3 win at No. 3.

The most competitive match in singles came at No. 3, where Pacific's Troy Zuroske eked out a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Tolman.

Holton-Burke at No. 1 singles and La Cava at No. 2 posted identical 6-1, 6-1 victories over Spencer Hing and Micheal Okada, respectively.

Miller was also a 6-1, 6-1 winner, beating Eric Furuya at No. 6 singles.

Senior Chris Miller at No. 4 and Sadeghi at No. 5 added to Whitman's string of victories in singles.

Both players notched 6-3, 6-0 wins over Derek Cooley and Alen Suklje.

The loss dropped George Fox to 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in the NWC.

Whitman, ranked No. 19 nationally to start the NCAA Division III season, stays in western Oregon today for a 2 p.m. match against Willamette in Salem, Ore.

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