April 13, 2013

Men's Tennis Closes 2013 With a Win Over UPS

TACOMA, Wash. – Whitworth closed its men's tennis season with a 9-0 win at Puget Sound, giving the visiting Pirates a season sweep of the Loggers.

Whitworth finishes the season 6-13 overall, 5-7 in the Northwest Conference.  UPS is 2-13, 1-10 with one match remaining.

The Bucs rolled to three victories in the doubles matches to take control of the contest.  John Talbot and Troy Patterson won at #3 by a score of 8-0 while Cameron Williams and Drew Brigham earned an 8-3 win at #1.   The closest of the three doubles matches was an 8-6 win over Drew Adams and Matt Goebel at #2 over Jake Peterson and Daniel Deuel.

Whitworth won five of the six singles matches in straight sets.  The only one that went more than two was at #5 where Dustin McConnell defeated Abe Noyes 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Two Pirate seniors capped their careers with singles victories.  Williams topped Michael Cutter 6-4, 6-3 at #1 and Micah Spaun rolled past John Stevens 6-1, 6-2 at #6.

Brigham won 6-3, 6-3 at #2 singles and Talbot earned a 6-1, 7-5 win at #3.  Chris Engelmann also won by a 6-3, 6-3 score at #4.

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