September 27, 2013

Pirate Men Ready for Fall ITA Regional

SPOKANE, Wash. – It is the Whitworth men's tennis team's turn to compete in the USTA/ITA Small College Northwest Regional Championship this weekend.  The event is taking place at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Qualifying matches will occur on Friday evening.  The official singles and doubles tournaments will take place all day - Saturday through Monday.  The results are used to establish early rankings for the spring season and also the winners of the singles and doubles tournaments advance to play in the ITA Division III Small College National Championships later this fall.

Click here for Whitman's official tournament website.

Sophomore Drew Brigham, who played #2 singles and #1 doubles for the Pirates last season, is in the 9th-16th seeded singles player group in the individual draw.  :

The other Pirates competing individually are: Blake Miller (So.),Chris Engelmann (Jr.), Shane Sandlin (Fr.), John Talbot (Jr.), Troy Patterson (Sr.), Matt Goebel (Jr.), and Kevin Kirby (Fr.).

Brigham and Miller will be the Pirates' #1 team in the doubles tournament.  The other Whitworth pairings are: Engelmann and Sandlin, Talbot and Patterson, Goebel and Kirby.

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