SALEM, Ore. – Willamette took five out of the six singles matches to rally past visiting Whitworth in a Northwest Conference men's tennis match on Friday afternoon.
The teams are now tied in the NWC men's tennis standings and the Bearcats get an edge in the battle for a spot in the NWC tournament. The Pirates are now 4-9 overall and 4-4 in the NWC while Willamette is 4-6, 4-4.
It was Brigham that earned Whitworth's only singles victory, a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Wexman at #2 singles.
Two other singles matches went three sets. Willamette's Will Cooper edged Engelmann 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 at #3 singles and Blake Brash got by Goebel 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 at #6 singles.
Whitworth will continue its trip to Oregon with a match at Pacific on Saturday.