February 24, 2012

Whitworth Men Sweep UPS in NWC Tennis Opener

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Whitworth men's tennis team opened its Northwest Conference schedule with a 9-0 win over visiting Puget Sound on Friday night at the Scotford Tennis Center.

The Pirates (2-2 overall, 1-0 NWC) did not give up a set against the Loggers (0-3, 0-2).

Daniel Redfern and Cameron Williams teamed up to defeat Michael Cutter and Ben Miller 8-3 at #1 doubles.  Redfern went on to sweep Cutter 6-0, 6-0 at #1 singles, while Williams beat Miller 6-0, 6-2 at #2 singles.

Micah Spaun and Stefan Dernbach ran away for an 8-1 win at #2 doubles over John Stevens and George Murphy.  Spaun beat Murphy 6-1, 6-2 at #3 singles, while Dernbach topped Stevens 6-0, 6-1 at #5 singles.

John Talbot and Matt Gobel defeated Abe Noyes and Jake Peterson 8-4 at #3 doubles.  Talbot topped Noyes 6-0, 6-1 at #4 singles. 

Chris Engleman beat Michael Tieu 6-0, 6-1 at #6 singles.

Whitworth will take on Pacific Lutheran on Saturday, while Puget Sound travels to play nationally-ranked Whitman.

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