A total of four Whitman players, including team leaders Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble, swept into the singles round of 16 Friday evening as the annual Pacific Northwest Small College Championships got underway in Walla Walla.
Mullin, last year's Player of the Year in the Northwest Conference, had a first-round bye and his second-round opponent failed to show. Mullin, a senior and the tournament's No. 3 seed, plays Willamette's Kaonoa Horcajo at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Gamble, the No. 4 seed, advanced via a first-round bye and a 6-3, 6-3 victory of Puget Sound's Trent Neugebrauer in the second round. Gamble, a hard-hitting junior, faces one of his teammates, sophomore Sam Spiegel, at noon Saturday.
Spiegel posted a pair of victories on Friday. He downed Willamette's David Stiles 6-2, 6-2 and then shut out George Fox's Jeremy Johnson 6-0, 6-0.
A second Whitman sophomore, Ye-San Lin, also advanced to the round of 16. After taking a first-round bye, Lin raced past Puget Sound's Noah Trubo 6-0, 6-0. Lin plays at 11 a.m. Saturday againt Lewis-Clark State's Sasa Bausovac, the tournament's No. 7 seed.
Others advancing into the round of 16 were the Vinicius Vieira, the No. 1 seed, and Vanaka Gunawardhana, the No. 2 seed. Both of the top seeds play for Lewis-Clark State.
Five other Missionaries lost matches in the second round on Friday, including reshman Will Wyatt, who had a first-round bye, but then lost 6-0, 6-0 to the top-seeded Vieira.
Whitman senior Owen Bargreen, who also had a first-round bye, dropped a close 6-4, 7-5 decision to Luke Roloff, one of Pacific Lutheran's top players. Missionary freshman Brad Changstrom advanced with a first-round bye and then lost 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 to Puget Sound's Andy Loveless, the tournament's 9th seed.
Gaurav Garg, a Whitman sophomore, posted a 6-0, 6-1 first-round victory over Willamette's Matthew McManus. Garg then fell 6-1, 6-0 to Pacific Lutheran's Reid Wiggins, the No. 5 seed.
Evan Chiang, a Missionary junior, rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 opening-round victory over Charles Weathers of George Fox. In the second round, however, Chiang fell 6-2, 6-0 to Linfield's Derek Morrison, the tourney's No. 8 seed.
In addition to the winner's bracket, the men's portion of the tournament continues Saturday with the start of doubles play and a consolation bracket in singles.
The women's portion of the tournament, which includes 22 players, also got underway Friday. Only three members of the Whitman women's team are competing, however. The rest of the squad is competing this weekend in the Cougar Classic at Washington State University.
Beth Pearson, a freshman, was the only Missionary to play a match Friday. She lost in three sets (4-6, 6-2, 6-0) to Heidi Stagge of George Fox.
Two other Missionaries, sophomore Danielle Warner and freshman Lauren Berndt, advanced Friday with first-round byes.
Whitman's Tim Mullin knocked off one of his Northwest Conference rivals in three sets Saturday to advance to the Sunday semifinals of the annual Pacific Northwest Small College Championships in Walla Walla.
Mullin, the tournament's No. 3 seed in singles, scored a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 decision over Pacific Lutheran's fifth-seeded Reid Wiggins in the quarterfinals. Earlier Saturday, Mullin roasted Willamette's Kaonoa Horcajo 6-1, 6-0.
Mullin faces top-seeded Vinicius Vieira of Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) in one of Sunday's semifinals. That match is slated to start at 10:30 a.m. on one of the Whitman courts.
Sunday's other semifinal pits LCSC's Vanaka Gunawardhana, the No. 2 seed, against Linfield's Derek Morrison, the No. 8 seed. Morrison knocked off Whitman's Trevor Gamble 6-3, 6-3 in one of Saturday's quarterfinal matches.
In Saturday's round of 16, Gamble rolled to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over one of his teammates, sophomore Sam Spiegel. Ye-San Lin, another Missionary sophomore, also lost in the quarterfinals, falling 6-2, 6-0 to LCSC's Sasa Bausovac.
In doubles competition Saturday, Mullin and Gamble won a pair of matches to advance to Sunday's semifinals. Seeded No. 2 in the doubles bracket, Mullin and Gamble scored an 8-1 victory early Saturday over LCSC's Aaron Bren and Levi Brown, and then won by the same margin in the quarterfinals over Whitman's Kenton Wong and Michael Won. In their first match Saturday, Wong and Won registered an 8-5 victory over Puget Sound's Noah Swanson and Noah Trubo.
Mullin and Gamble will play at 8 a.m. Sunday against LCSC's Joao Oliveira and Sasa Bausovac. The doubles title match is set for 9 a.m. Sunday.
In other doubles action on Saturday, Whitman sophomores Ye-San Lin and Gaurav Garg scored a 9-8 victory over Puget Sound's Andy Loveless and Matt Lovseth. Lin and Garg lost 8-0 in the next round, however, to Linfield's Derek Morrison and Darren Haworth, the tournament's fifth-seeded duo.
Whitman's Sam Spiegel and Evan Chiang won their first doubles match Saturday, defeating Greg Ishmael and David Stiles by an 8-5 count. Spiegel and Chiang fell 8-2 in the quarterfinals to LCSC's Vieira and Gundawardhana, the top-seeded team.
Brad Changstrom and Tyler Hass, two Missionary freshman, also opened Saturday with a victory, downing Willamette's Kaonoa Horcaio and Andrew Rodgers 9-7. Changstrom and Hass lost 8-1 in the quarterfinals to LCSC's Bausovac and Oliveira.
Whitman's Josh Niederman and Will Wyatt lost their first doubles match Saturday, falling 8-6 to Puget Sound's John Greves and Ryan O'Connor.
A consolation bracket in men's singles also got underway Saturday. Whitman's Brad Changstrom won two matches, beating teammate Tyler Hass 6-2, 6-1 and Puget Sound's Matt Lovseth 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. Changstrom plays a consolation semifinal match Sunday against Willamette's David Stiles.
In the women's portion of the tournament Saturday, Whitman's Brittany Sale opened with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Katie Metier of George Fox. Sale then lost to teammate Danielle Warner in three sets, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. In the quarterfinals, Warner dropped a 6-0, 6-1 decision to Pacific Lutheran's Heidi Ruud, the top-seeded player in the women's bracket.
Whitman's Lauren Berndt also won her first match Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Jessica Bruck of Willamette by scores of 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Berndt lost in the quarterfinals to Pacific Lutheran's Monica Cafferty 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.
In women's doubles on Saturday, Berndt and Warner won their opened, scoring an 8-6 victory over Katie Metier and Heidi Stagge of George Fox. Berndt and Warner lost 9-7 in the quarterfinals to Kristin Miller and Stephanie Selid, also of George Fox.
Sale teamed with Beth Pearson as Whitman's only other doubles team. They dropped their first match Saturday, 8-3, to Willamette's Ashley Layton and Anna Simon.
Most of the Whitman women's tennis team competed Friday and Saturday in the Cougar Classic at Washington State University.
Whitman's Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble played some strong tennis Sunday morning as the annual Pacific Northwest Small College Championships concluded a three-day run at the Bratton Tennis Center. Unfortunately for the two Missionaries, their best tennis wasn't quite enough to overcome the talented play of Lewis-Clark State College's top two players.
Mullin and Gamble got off to a strong start at 8 a.m. Sunday, posting an 8-3 pro-set victory over LCSC's No. 2 doubles team, Sasa Bausovac and Joao Oliveira, in a doubles semifinal match.
Shortly thereafter in the title match, Mullin and Gamble bolted to a 5-2 lead against LCSC's No. 1 doubles team, Vinicius Vieira (Brazil) and Vanaka Gunawardhana (Sri Lanka). The two Missionaries, in fact, had two break points as they attempted to extend their lead to 6-2. Vieira and Gunawardhana managed to ward off those break points, however, and rallied to claim an 8-6 victory.
"Tim and Trevor were really in the driver's seat for the first three-quarters of the match," Whitman coach Jeff Northam said. "And it's not like they played poorly after that. The other guys just elevated their level of play and took the match back."
"I couldn't be more pleased with the way Tim and Trevor played," Northam added. "That is the best I've seen them play as a doubles team."
Following doubles, Mullin squared off with Vieira in one of the singles semifinal matches. Vieira, who is ranked No. 6 nationally in the NAIA, scored a 6-3, 6-4 victory. "It was a very good match," Northam said. "Tim played well, but the other guy played better."
In Sunday morning's other singles semifinal, Gunawardhana rolled to a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Linfield's Derek Morrison. Vieira and Gunawardhana agreed to play the tournament's title match after they returned to the LCSC campus, Northam said. That match will probably be played on Monday.
In other results Sunday, Whitney Madison and Heidi Ruud of Pacific Lutheran claimed the women's doubles title with an 8-5 victory over Anne Robinson and Lisa Trefts of George Fox. Trefts beat Ruud for the singles title.
The results were mostly positive Friday as Whitman's Tim Mullin, Trevor Gamble and Owen Bargreen began play in the ITA Regional Tournament at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Mullin, who is seeded No. 1 in the 128-slot singles draw, opened with a pair of easy victories. The Missionary senior rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Hube Sieve of Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) and scored a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over Trinity's Ross Wong.
Mullin and teammate Trevor Gamble, the No. 3 seed in the 64-team doubles bracket, also had little trouble in their first match, posting an 8-1 pro-set victory over a duo from Texas Lutheran (Seguin, Texas).
Gamble, a Missionary junior, notched a victory in his first singles match, winning 6-0, 6-0 over James Hill of the University of Dallas. In his second match, however, Gamble lost 6-4, 6-2 to Trinity's Nick Aalougis to fall from the singles competition.
Bargreen, a Whitman senior, dropped his first match, losing 7-5, 6-2 to Brad Grace of Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas). That moved Bargreen into the consolation bracket, where he cruised to a pair of victories, knocking off David Salazar of McMurry University (Abilene, Texas) 7-5, 6-2, before beating Matt Williams of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton, Texas) 6-1, 6-1.
The tournament, which continues through Sunday, pits the best NCAA Div. III players from the Northwest Conference, American Southwest Conference, and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The singles and doubles winners will advance to the ITA National Small College Championships in late October.
Whitman's Tim Mullin, Trevor Gamble and Owen Bargreen posted several more victories in singles and doubles Saturday as the ITA Regional Tournament continued at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. All three Missionaries will play at least one semifinal match Sunday.
Mullin, the No. 1 seed in the singles bracket, won two more matches Saturday in the championship singles bracket. Last year's Northwest Conference Player of the Year posted a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Trinity's Steve Schaefer and then ousted one of his NWC rivals, Linfield's Derek Morrison, in the quarterfinals by a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) score.
Saturday's two victories advanced Mullin into a semifinal match at 8 a.m. Sunday.
While Mullin won in straight sets Saturday, neither victory came without some difficulty. Mullin first overcame an 0-4 first-set deficit against Schaefer and then staved off a set point to skip past Morrison. With Morrison up 5-4 and serving for the second set, Mullin rallied to force and then win the tie-breaker.
Mullin faces Trinity's Sean Fifield at 8 a.m. Sunday in one of the semifinals. Fifield is the tournament's No. 6 seed in singles.
"Tim has a great shot to move into the finals, but it won't be easy," Whitman coach Jeff Northam said. "It's been very hot here, and Tim has been playing both singles and doubles. He'll also playing one of the Trinity guys on his home court."
After winning his two singles matches Saturday, Mullin teamed with Gamble to win two more matches in doubles. The two Missionaries started with an 8-3 victory over Cade Parker and Jarad Richards, a team from Howard Payne University (Brownwood, Texas). Next, they dominated Trinity's Stefan Parker and Chad Waryas by an 8-1 count.
"That was a very good Trinity team that Tim and Trevor beat," Northam said. "By that point, Tim was just dead tired, and it was great to see Trevor take over the match. Trevor was definitely the force that won that match. He was disappointed with his second-round loss in singles yesterday, but he bounced back in a big way today in doubles."
Mullin and Gamble, the tournament's No. 3 doubles seed, play in one of Sunday's semfinals against some familiar foes -- Reid Wiggins and Justin Ochsner of Pacific Lutheran. Wiggins and Ochsner are the No. 2 seeds in doubles.
Sunday's final matches in doubles will follow completion of the singles portion of the tournament.
Bargreen, who fell into the singles consolation bracket after losing his first match on Friday, also collected two more victories Saturday. Bargreen started with a 6-1, 6-2 over Howard Payne's Cory Wilcox and then scored a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Brian Lake of Schreiner University (Kerrville, Texas).
Bargreen will play a consolation bracket semifinal match at 8 a.m. Sunday. His opponent will be John Roaten of Hardin-Simmons.
"So far, this has been a great, great showing by our guys," Northam said. "As a coach, I couldn't be more pleased and proud of all three of them."
The San Antonio tournament, one of several regional tournaments taking place around the country, pits the best NCAA Div. III players from the Northwest Conference, American Southwest Conference, and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. The singles and doubles winners will advance to the ITA National Small College Championships in late October.
Two days of success turned a bit sour on Sunday as a talented trio of Whitman players lost matches on the final day of ITA Regional Tournament hosted by Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
In a match that started at 8 a.m. and lasted nearly three hours, Whitman's Tim Mullin watched four match points slip away in losing a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 decision to Trinity's Sean Fifield in the semifinals of the championship singles bracket.
Mullin, the tournaments No. 1 seed, started slowly in the third set, falling behind 3-1 before winning four straight games for a 5-3 lead. Fifield then held serve, staving off two match points, to close within 5-4.
With Mullin serving for the match, Fifield brushed aside two more match points and won the game to even the score at 5-5, clearing the way for his eventual victory. In saving one match point against Mullin's serve, however, Fifield stirred some controversy.
"Tim stepped up and hit what looked like a clear winner on one of those match points," Whitman coach Jeff Northam said. “It looked like a winner from where I was sitting in the stands, but the other guy called it out. Others around me also thought the ball was in, but we were a ways from the court, so it's really hard to say. And the match had been very fair and sportsmanlike up to that point."
Apart from the one controversial call, Northam said, "It was one of the best college tennis matches I have ever seen. The Trinity coach, who also has coached at the Division I level, said the same thing."
After starting slowly, losing the first four games of the match, "Tim played a beautiful match, and was the one who pretty much directed the play," Northam added. "He was really crushing some of his shots, but the other guy is more of a counter-puncher and was able to return a lot of what Tim was hitting. There weren't very many errors. It was almost a professional-level match."
New experimental tennis balls, about 15 percent larger than the standard model, were used during the tournament, and that point tended to work against Mullin and Whitman's other two entries, Trevor Gamble and Owen Bargreen, Northam said. "Had they been using the smaller balls, I don't think Fifield would have returned as many of Tim's shots. It doesn't help the big hitters like Trevor."
Shortly after his marathon singles match Sunday morning, Mullin joined forces with Gamble for a semifinal in the championship doubles bracket. The Missionary duo was no match, however, for PLU's Reid Wiggins and Justin Ochsner, losing an 8-3 pro-set decision.
"This was a brutal week, especially for Tim, who was playing his 11th match in three days," Northam said. "That was a big letdown after the singles semifinal. Tim's heart was still there for doubles but his legs weren't. I don't want to take anything away from the PLU team, though. That is a very, very good doubles team."
Wiggins and Ochsner entered the tourney as the No. 2 doubles seed. Mullin and Gamble were seeded No. 3.
Whitman senior Owen Bargreen, who lost his first singles match Friday, fought his way back through the consolation bracket and played Sunday for the consolation title. "Owen's elbow was pretty well gone, and he defaulted after falling behind 6-1, 3-0," Northam said. "It was still a great three days for Owen."
Bargreen had expected to play a consolation semifinal match early Sunday. His opponent withdrew from the tournament, however, sending Bargreen into the final.
The tournament pitted the best players from Whitman's Northwest Conference and two conferences with 26 schools in the Southwest U.S.
Lewis-Clark State, ranked No. 11 nationally in the NAIA, had to work hard to notch a 5-2 victory over Whitman Friday afternoon in the Bratton Tennis Center. It was the first dual match of the season for both schools.
The Missionaries got off to a quick start, winning two of three matches in doubles to snatch the one team point available there. Whitman Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble slipped past Vinicius Vieira and Sasa Bausovac 9-7 in the No. 1 doubles match, and Missionaries Rick Smith and Brad Changstrom were 8-5 winners in the No. 3 match.
Owen Bargreen and Sam Spiegel also put up a good fight in No. 2 doubles before losing 8-6 to LCSC's Aaron Bren and Jan Solcani.
The visiting Warriors won five of six matches in singles to erase Whitman's early lead. Gamble, the only winner for the Missionaries, rallied for a big 0-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 victory over Vieira in No. 2 singles. Vieira, a senior from Joao Monlevade, Brazil, begins the spring season ranked No. 3 nationally in the NAIA.
Mullin, a senior, started strongly in his No. 1 singles match, outlasting Jan Solcani in a 13-11 tie-breaker to win the first set 7-6. But Solcani, a junior from Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, rallied to win the next two sets by 6-2 scores to take the match. Solcani, who was 17-7 in singles play for the Warriors last season, holds down the No. 25 spot in the early NAIA national rankings.
Sasa Bausovac, a junior from Zagreb, Croatia, downed Whitman senior Owen Bargreen 6-3, 6-3 in No. 3 singles. Sam Spiegel, a Missionary sophomore, fell 6-4, 7-5 in No. 4 singles to Joao Oliveira, a junior from Uberaba, Brazil.
Two more Brazilian athletes, Daniel Bahia and Guilherme Martins, scored 6-1, 7-5 victories over Whitman's Rick Smith, a senior, and Brad Changstrom, a freshman.
In a match played Friday night in the Bratton Tennis Center, the Linfield men's squad won four of six singles matches to score a 4-3 victory over Pacific Lutheran. The Lutes picked up one of their team points by sweeping all three doubles matches.
Whitman plays Pacific Lutheran Saturday afternoon, following a morning match between Linfield and Lewis-Clark State. Whitman and Linfield then do battle at 10 a.m. Sunday.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Jan Solcani (LCSC) def. Tim Mullin: 6-7 (13-11), 6-2, 6-2:
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Vieira-Bausovac: 9-7
Winning the top two doubles matches by slim margins, the Pacific Lutheran men's tennis team squeaked past Whitman 4-3 Saturday afternoon in the Bratton Tennis Center.
Ranked No. 14 nationally in NCAA Div. III to begin the season, the Lutes took control early in Saturday's match, winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles by two-game margins.
At No. 1, Reid Wiggins and Justin Ochsner edged Whitman's Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble by a 9-7 score. At No. 2, Missionaries Owen Bargreen and Sam Spiegel fell 8-6 to Peter Lunoe and Gabriel Svad. PLU made a clean sweep of the doubles when Luke Roloff and Mark Watson downed Whitman's Rick Smith and Brad Changstrom 8-3.
The two squads split the six singles matches. Whitman's Mullin was a 7-6, 7-6 victor over Wiggins in the No. 1 match, but Gamble lost the No. 2 match by the same score to PLU's Roloff. The tie-breakers in the Gamble-Roloff match were close, falling 7-5 in favor of Roloff in both cases.
Whitman's other two victories in singles came courtesy of Smith at No. 5 and Changstrom at No. 6. Changstrom, a freshman, posted a three-set victory over PLU junior Scott Nguy.
The match does not count in the Northwest Conference regular season standings. Whitman and PLU play again on March 2 in Tacoma, Wash., and that match is designated as the conference counter. The regular season standings, which will reflect one meeting between each of the conference schools, will be used for seeding purposes at the NWC Championship Tournament.
In Saturday's other match in the Bratton Tennis Center, Linfield lost 7-0 to NAIA powerhouse Lewis-Clark State College.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Reid Wiggins: 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-1)
DoublesNo. 1 -- Ochsner-Wiggins (PLU) def. Mullin-Gamble: 9-7
One day after dropping a 4-3 decision to Pacific Lutheran, the Whitman men's tennis team ran into a Linfield buzz saw, falling 6-1 to the Wildcats on Sunday in the Bratton Tennis Center.
Tim Mullin salvaged Whitman's one team point by blitzing Alex Martin 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles. Trevor Gamble won his first set in No. 2 singles, but Linfield's Derek Morrison rallied to win in three sets.
As was the case in Saturday's match with PLU, Sunday's outcome will not count in the Northwest Conference regular season standings. Whitman plays Linfield again on April 7 in McMinnville, Ore., and it's that match that will count in the NWC standings.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Alex Martin: 6-0, 6-0
DoublesNo. 1 -- Martin-Layman (Linfield) def. Mullin-Gamble: 8-3
Bouncing back after losing the doubles point, Emory University swept the six singles matches to post a 6-1 victory over Trinity University Saturday morning to open the second annual NCAA Div. III National Indoor Championships.
Emory (Atlanta, Ga.), ranked No. 5 nationally to begin the spring season, picked up straight-set victories in the top three singles spots from a trio of freshmen -- Mark Odgers, Tyson Ramsey and Alex Jacobs. Rico Pagnonelli, a junior, clinched the win for Emory with a two-set win in No. 4 singles.
In No. 5 singles, Emory senior Tom Curran and Trinity freshman Michael Mabe split their first two sets. With the third set reduced to a tie-breaker because of time restrictions, Curran staved off two match points to notch a 13-11 triumph.
Ryan Scott and Sean Fifield gave Trinity (San Antonio, Texas) at 8-5 victory in No. 1 doubles. Mabe and Stefan Parker were 8-4 winners for Trinity in No. 3 doubles.
Emory, now 2-0 to start its season, plays a tournament semifinal match at 4 p.m. today against No. 2-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College.
Trinity, ranked No. 6 nationally, saw its early season record fall to 1-5. The Tigers play a tournament consolation match at 8 a.m. Sunday against the loser of today's opening round match between host Whitman College and California's University of Redlands.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Mark Odgers (Emory) def. Ryan Scott (Trinity): 6-4, 6-3
DoublesNo. 1 -- Scott-Fifield (Trinity) def. Odgers-Jacobs (Emory): 8-5
Despite losing decisions at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, the University of Redlands worked its way past Whitman College 5-2 Saturday afternoon as the NCAA Div. III National Indoor Championships continued at the Bratton Tennis Center.
The opening round victory moves the No. 4-ranked Bulldogs into a semifinal match at 8 p.m. tonight against No. 3-ranked University of California-Santa Cruz. Whitman, the tournament host, plays a consolation match at 8 a.m. Sunday against Trinity University of San Antonio, Texas. Trinity lost a 6-1 decision to Emory University Saturday morning to open the tournament.
Redlands, now 4-0 to start its season, subdued Whitman by winning two of three in doubles and four of six in singles.
Whitman senior Tim Mullin, ranked No. 24 nationally in singles, rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Rob Condiotty in the No. 1 singles match. He also teamed with junior Trevor Gamble for an 8-6 victory over Condiotty and Marco Bravo in the No. 1 doubles match.
Sophomore Sam Spiegel, who missed his doubles match while competing in a speech tournament Whitman is also hosting this weekend, was a winner for the Missionaries in No. 4 singles. Spiegel rallied past Jesse Medvene-Collins 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-7. Because of tournament time restrictions, any third set in singles goes to the player reaching 10 points, winning by two.
Brian Murphy scored a key victory for Redlands in No. 2 singles, coming back from a 4-6 loss to Gamble in the first set to take the next two sets 6-2, 10-3.
Bravo tallied a straight-set victory at No. 3 singles for Redlands, although he needed a first-set tie-breaker to get past Whitman's Owen Bargreen.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Rob Condiotty (Redlands): 6-2, 6-2
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin/Gamble (Whitman) def. Condiotty-Bravo (Redlands): 8-6
With the match even at 3-3, senior Daryn Collins rallied for a three-set victory in No. 6 singles to give Gustavus Adolphus College a 4-3 triumph over Emory University Saturday evening in the semifinals of the NCAA Div. III National Indoor Championships.
Gustavus, ranked No. 2 nationally, meets No. 3 University of California-Santa Cruz at noon Sunday for the tournament title. UCSC won last year's title after slipping past Gustavus 4-3 in one of the semifinals.
Against Emory on Saturday, Gustavus swept the three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead. The top four singles matches were all close, with three of them going to an abbreviated third set. Because of tournament time restrictions, any third set in singles goes to the player first to score 10 points, winning by two.
The last singles match to finish was at No. 6, where Collins recovered from a first-set loss to win in three and give Gustavus the victory.
Emory, ranked No. 5 nationally to start the season, rolled over Trinity 6-1 earlier on Saturday. Emory plays Redlands at 4 p.m. Sunday for third and fourth place.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Eric Butorac (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Mark Odgers (Emory): 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 10-6
DoublesNo. 1 -- Butorac-Whipple (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Odgers-Jacobs (Emory): 9-7
Winning the top three in singles and bottom two in doubles, the University of California-Santa Cruz downed the University of Redlands 5-2 late Saturday night to advance to the title match of the second annual NCAA Div. III National Indoor Championships, taking place in Bratton Tennis Center on the Whitman campus.
UCSC, the tournament's defending champion, plays Gustavus Adolphus College at noon Sunday. Gustavus squeaked past Emory University 4-3 in Saturday's other semifinal.
The Banana Slugs, ranked No. 3 nationally, relied on two freshmen and two sophomores to win the doubles point. Sophomores Brian Casey and Dave Johnson were 8-6 winners at No. 2, while freshmen Andrew Cohen and Bryce Parmelly won 8-3 at No. 3.
With the doubles point in hand, UCSC clinched the victory by sweeping the top three singles matches, although none of those points came easily. Senior Nick Cunningham needed a second-set tie-breaker to nail down his win in No. 1 singles. Brian Casey and junior Carlos Gonzalez claimed first-set tie-breakers en route to triumphs in the No. 2 and No. 3 matches.
Kevin Casey scored the fifth Banana Slug point with a two-set victory in No. 5 singles.
Redlands, ranked No. 4 to begin the season, got points at No. 4 singles from senior Jesse Medvene-Collins and at No. 6 from freshman Brian Manning. Playing one of the last singles matches to get underway, Manning did not close our his win until 12:30 a.m. Sunday.
Rob Condiotty and Marco Bravo gave Redlands an 8-6 victory in the No. 1 doubles match.
Redlands, which downed Whitman 5-2 earlier on Saturday, plays Emory at 4 p.m. Sunday in a match for third and fourth place.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Nick Cunningham (UCSC) def. Rob Condiotty (Redlands): 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)
DoublesNo. 1 -- Condiotty-Bravo (Redlands) def. Cunningham/Gonzalez (UCSC): 8-6
Tim Mullin gave host Whitman College a victory in No. 1 singles, but it was Trinity University that cruised to a 6-1 win in the Sunday morning consolation match of the second annual NCAA Div. III National Indoor Championships, being held in the Bratton Tennis Center on the Whitman campus.
Mullin, ranked No. 24 nationally in singles, won the first set 6-0 and was trailing 1-2 in the second when Trinity's Ryan Scott aggravated a shoulder injury and retired.
In No. 3 singles, Trinity's Jordan Taillon outlasted Whitman's Owen Bargreen 14-12 in an abbreviated third set to claim that victory.
Trinity won two of three doubles matches. Bargreen teamed with Sam Spiegel for an 8-4 Whitman victory at No. 2 over Taillon and Chay Waryas. Spiegel then missed his singles match because he is also competing in a speech tournament Whitman is hosting.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Ryan Scott (Trinity): 6-0, 1-2 ret.
DoublesNo. 1 -- Scott-Fifield (Trinity) def. Mullin-Gamble (Whitman): 8-1
One year after losing a 4-3 semifinal to the University of California-Santa Cruz in the first-ever NCAA Div. III National Tennis Championships, Gustavus Adolphus College exacted its revenge on Sunday afternoon, edging the Banana Slugs 4-3 to win this year's championship.
Gustavus, ranked No. 2 to begin the spring season, swept Sunday's three doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the team scoring. The Gusties then split the six singles matches to dethrone UCSC, which won last year's indoor title at Whitman's Bratton Tennis Center with a 4-0 shutout of Emory University.
With Gustavus leading Sunday's match 3-2, senior Josh Heiden closed out a two-set victory in No. 5 singles to clinch the victory for the Gusties. The only match still in progress was No. 6, which UCSC's Andrew Cohen eventually won in three sets.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Nick Cunningham (UCSC) def. Eric Butorac (Gustavus Adolphus): 6-4, 7-5
DoublesNo. 1 -- Butorac-Whipple (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Cunningham-Gonzalez (UCSC): 8-1
SinglesNo. 1 -- Mark Odgers (Emory) def. Rob Condiotty (Redlands): 7-5, 6-1
DoublesNo. 1 -- Odgers-Jacobs (Emory) def. Condiotty-Murphy (Redlands): 8-4
One day after hosting the NCAA Div. III National Indoor Tennis Championships, the Whitman men's tennis team crunched the University of Calgary 6-1 in a Monday afternoon match in the Bratton Tennis Center. Because Calgary is a Canadian school that plays most of its schedule against Canadian opponents, the outcome of Monday's match doesn't count on Whitman's NCAA won- loss record.
Matthew Barnfather salvaged Calgary's only point at No. 1 singles, outlasting Whitman's Tim Mullin 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Winning the other singles matches for Whitman, without losing a set, were Trevor Gamble, Owen Bargreen, Sam Spiegel, Rick Smith and Brad Changstrom.
The Missionaries also won the three doubles matches.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Matthew Barnfather (Calgary) def. Tim Mullin: 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin/Gamble (Whitman) def. Barnfather-Magesan: 8-4
With two regulars out of the line-up, the Whitman men's tennis team was no match Friday for NCAA Div. I Eastern Washington University. The Eagles dispatched the Missionaries 6-1 in a match played in Cheney, Wash.
Trevor Gamble salvaged Whitman's only team point with a 6-2, 6-2 victory in No. 2 singles. Gamble, a junior, also teamed with a freshman Brad Changstrom for a 9-8 victory in No. 2 doubles. Eastern Washington won two of the three doubles matches, however, to score the one team point available in doubles.
Not playing for Whitman were senior Owen Bargreen and sophomore Sam Spiegel.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Aaron Heier (EWU) def. Tim Mullin: 6-2, 6-4
DoublesNo. 1 -- Eggers/Stocking (EWU) def. Mullin/Smith: 8-4
Despite playing a second straight day without two of its top players, the Whitman men's tennis team had little difficulty dispatching Whitworth 7-0 Saturday in Spokane.
Whitman swept the six singles matches, although sophomore Ye-San Lin needed three sets to get past Whitworth junior Edwin Rivera in No. 5 singles.
The Missionaries won the top two doubles matches to claim the one team point available in doubles. Rivera and Justin Glaser claimed an 8-6 victory over Lin and Evan Chiang in No. 3 doubles.
Owen Bargreen and Sam Spiegel, who normally play at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, as well as partners in No. 2 doubles, missed Whitman's weekend matches.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Chad Diereckx: 6-1, 6-1
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin/Smith (Whitman) def. Diereckx/Van Horn: 8-1
The Whitman men's tennis team evened its Northwest Conference record at 2-2 with a 4-3 victory at Pacific Lutheran Saturday afternoon in Tacoma.
After losing the doubles point by dropping two of three matches in doubles, the Missionaries rallied to win four of the six matches. Winners in singles for Whitman were Tim Mullin at No. 1, Owen Bargreen at No. 3, Sam Spiegel at No. 4 and freshman Brad Changstrom at No. 6.
Changstrom teamed with senior Rick Smith for an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles.
The 4-3 victory in the team scoring was a reversal of last month's first meeting between the two schools. That meeting, which took place in the Bratton Tennis Center, went to the Lutes 4-3 after they won the doubles point and then split the six singles matches.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Reid Wiggins: 7-6, 6-2
DoublesNo. 1 -- Ochsner-Wiggins (PLU) def. Mullin-Gamble: 8-4
Winning by a point on the road for a second straight day, the Whitman men's tennis team slipped past Puget Sound 4-3 Sunday in Tacoma.
The Missionaries, who edged Pacific Lutheran by the same score on Saturday, improved to 3-2 against Northwest Conference foes. Whitman heads to Hawaii next week to play a series of four matches during Spring Break.
Up 1-0 in Sunday's team scoring after winning two of three doubles matches, Whitman then split the six singles matches to eke out the victory. Winning in singles for the Missionaries were Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and Rick Smith at No. 5.
Brad Changstrom, a Whitman freshman, won his first set in No. 6 singles but then dropped the next two sets to UPS senior Matt Lovseth.
Missionary winners in doubles were Mullin and Gamble at No. 1 and Owen Bargreen and Sam Spiegel at No. 2.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Andy Loveless: 6-3, 6-3
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Loveless-Hartshorn: 8-6
Brigham Young University-Hawaii, the nation's No. 1-ranked NCAA Div. II men's tennis team, had little trouble running its season record to 11-0 with a 7-0 shutout of Whitman Monday afternoon in Laie, Hawaii.
It was the first of four matches the Div. III Missionaries will play this week during a Spring Break trip to Hawaii.
Last spring, BYU-Hawaii rolled to a 30-2 record before losing a 5-4 decision in the semifinals of the NCAA Div. II National Championships. The Seasiders lost to Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida), the eventual national champ.
In Monday's No. 1 singles match, Peter Madarassy, a sophomore from Budapest, Hungary, took a 6-3, 6-3 decision from Whitman’s Tim Mullin.
Andrew Makarevich, a senior from Moscow, Russia, was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Whitman junior Trevor Gamble in the No. 2 singles match.Winners at No. 3 and No. 4 singles for BYU-Hawaii were Hong-Tae Kim, a sophomore from Seoul, South Korea, and Eddie Merc, a junior from Propov, Slovakia.
Jan Krejci, a freshman from Prague, Czech Republic, joined with Madarassy for an 8-4 victory over Mullin and Gamble in No. 1 doubles.
Hung-Soon Park, another BYU-Hawaii sophomore from Seoul, teamed with Kim for an 8-3 triumph in No. 2 doubles.
SinglesNo. 1 - Peter Madarassy (BYU-H) def. Tim Mullin: 6-3, 6-3
DoublesNo. 1 - Jan Krejci/Madarassy (BYU-H) def. Mullin/Gamble: 8-4
The Whitman men's tennis team was no match for the University of Hawaii on Tuesday as the NCAA Div. I Rainbows rolled to a 7-0 victory in Honolulu.
The NCAA Div. III Missionaries were overmatched in singles, although Whitman's Tim Mullin, last year's Player of the Year in the Northwest Conference, lost his second set by a 6-4 margin. Mullin's opponent in the No. 1 singles match was Reggie Moralejo, a junior from Bahia Blanco, Argentina.
Francisco Brignole, also a junior from the same Argentine city, was a winner in No. 4 singles for the Rainbows. Others playing singles for Hawaii included senior Lincoln Leeder, a native of Wagga Wagga, Australia.
The Missionaries, in Hawaii to play four matches during their Spring Break, had better luck in doubles. Owen Bargreen and Sam Spiegel dropped an 8-4 decision in No. 2 doubles, while Rick Smith and freshman Brad Changstrom lost by the same score in No. 3 doubles.
Whitman finishes its Hawaiian tour with matches Wednesday and Thursday at the University of Hawaii-Hilo and Chaminade University, a pair of NCAA Div. II schools.
SinglesNo. 1 - Reggie Moralejo (Hawaii) def. Tim Mullin: 6-1, 6-4
DoublesNo. 1 - Oda/Leeder (Hawaii) def. Mullin/Gamble: 8-1
With a singles line-up featuring three athletes from Brazil, two from Sweden and one from Austria, the University of Hawaii-Hilo handed Whitman a 7-0 defeat Wednesday in Hilo.
Hawaii-Hilo, ranked No. 32 nationally in NCAA Div. II, got victories in singles from Brazilians Mario Mendonca, Raul Massa and Gustava Mariano, from Swedes Karl-Johan Moritz and Steffan Moritz, and Austrian Richard Korneck.
Whitman's Trevor Gamble lost in two sets in No. 2 singles, although the second set slipped away 7-6 on a tie-breaker. Gamble and Tim Mullin also put up a good fight in No. 1 doubles, losing 8-6.
In Hawaii as part of a Spring Break trip, the Div. III Missionaries play their fourth and final match on Thursday in Honolulu against Chaminade University, another Div. II school.
SinglesNo. 1 - Mario Mendonca (Hawaii-Hilo) def. Tim Mullin: 6-1, 6-3
DoublesNo. 1 - Mendonca/Massa (Hawaii-Hilo) def. Mullin/Gamble: 8-6
After taking its lumps against three nationally-ranked NCAA Div. I and Div. II teams to start its Spring Break tour of Hawaii, the Whitman men's tennis team salvaged a victory Thursday with a 6-1 triumph over Chaminade University in Honolulu.
The Missionaries swept the three doubles matches and then took five of six singles matches from the Silverswords, a Div. II team.
Whitman's Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble needed a tie-breaker to win their No. 1 doubles match by a 9-8 score. Mullin and Gamble were also victorious in No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, as were Owen Bargreen at No. 3, Sam Spiegel at No. 4 and Rick Smith at No. 5. Missionary freshman Brad Changstrom lost a close 7-5, 6-4 decision at No. 6 singles.
SinglesNo. 1 - Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Kieran McCartney: 6-2, 6-1
DoublesNo. 1 - Mullin/Gamble (Whitman) def. McCartney/Reimer: 9-8(
Setting the stage for a Sunday showdown at Linfield, the Whitman men's tennis team rolled to a 7-0 Northwest Conference victory over Willamette Saturday in Salem, Ore.
Now 4-0 in NWC seeding matches, Whitman dropped the host Bearcats to 2-2 in matches that count for seeding into the NWC championship tournament later this month.
Whitman's Tim Mullin didn't lose a game in winning his match at No. 1 singles. Neither Owen Bargreen nor Sam Spiegel, who normally play No. 3 and No. 4 singles were on hand for Saturday's match. Ye-San Lin and Graham Sumioka filled in with victories.
After playing Sunday at Linfield, Whitman wraps up its regular season next weekend when it hosts a series of three NWC matches. The championship tournament is set for April 19-20 in Yakima.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Chris Christensen: 6-0, 6-0
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin/Smith (Whitman) def. Christensen/Stiles: 8-3
A promising start in doubles for the Whitman men's tennis team turned a bit sour in singles as the Missionaries dropped a 5-2 decision to Linfield Sunday in a match played in Eugene, Ore.
The Missionaries juggled their doubles line-up to account for a missing player and swept all three matches. Seniors Tim Mullin and Rick Smith won a tie-breaker to win the No. 1 doubles match by a 9-8 score. Also winning doubles for Whitman were Trevor Gamble and Owen Bargreen at No. 2 and Ye-San Lin and Brad Changstrom at No. 3.
Sam Spiegel, who normally plays No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Missionaries, missed Whitman's weekend matches to compete in a national speech tournament.
Mullin scored the only Missionary victory in singles, cruising to a 6-2, 6-1 win in the No. 1 match. Mullin is undefeated this season against NWC opponents in singles.
Whitman's Trevor Gamble won his first set in No. 2 singles, but Linfield's Derek Morrison rallied to win in three sets.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Alex Martin: 6-2, 6-1
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin/Smith (Whitman) def. Martin-Layman: 9-8 (5)
The Whitman men's tennis team mowed down George Fox 7-0 Saturday, as senior Tim Mullin became the all-time leader in career victories for the Missionaries.
Mullin was an easy winner in his No. 1 singles, and he teamed with senior Rick Smith for victory in No. 2 doubles. That gives Mullin 140 career victories as he nears the end of his final collegiate season.
Mullin began the day tied with 1988 Whitman graduate Dave Olafsson with 138 career wins.
The Missionaries had been scheduled to host two Northwest Conference matches on Saturday. Pacific forfeited its match, however. Counting the forfeit and the victory over George Fox, Whitman improved to 6-1 in NWC seeding matches and 7-10 on the season.
Whitman wraps up its regular season Sunday with a 10 a.m. match against Lewis & Clark. Weather permitting, the match will be played on the outdoor Missionary courts.
The NWC championship tournament is set for next Friday and Saturday in Yakima, Wash.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Joe Gonzalez: 6-0, 2-0 (retired)
DoublesNo. 1 -- Bargreen/Gamble (Whitman) def. Gonzalez/Dougherty: 8-0
The Whitman men's tennis team rolled to a 7-0 Northwest Conference victory over Lewis & Clark to conclude its regular season Sunday in the Bratton Tennis Center.
The Missionaries finished with a 7-1 record in NWC seeding matches, the same record as Linfield and Pacific Lutheran. Seeding for NWC championship tournament, scheduled for next Friday and Saturday in Yakima, Wash., will be decided by coaches.
Whitman senior Tim Mullin won two more matches Sunday, extending his school record to 142 career victories in singles and doubles. Mullin passed the previous record holder, 1988 graduate Dave Olafsson, with victories over Pacific on Saturday. Olafsson won 138 matches in his Whitman career.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Chris Upjohn: 6-1, 6-1
DoublesNo. 1 -- Bargreen/Gamble (Whitman) def. Upjohn/Livingston: 8-2
In a final tune-up for the Northwest Conference championships later this week, the Whitman men's tennis team shut out Spokane Falls Community College 7-0 Monday afternoon in an exhibition match on Whitman's outdoor courts.
With Whitman coach Jeff Northam juggling his line-up, a number of second-line players saw action for the Missionaries.
Whitman swept all six singles matches and won the doubles point by winning two of three matches in doubles. Spokane Falls won its only match at No. 2 doubles.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Nick Clayville: 6-3, 6-1
DoublesNo. 1 -- Brad Changstrom/Spiegel (Whitman) def. Clayville/Kerchner: 9-7
Lewis-Clark State, ranked No. 17 nationally in the NAIA, pinned a 7-0 loss on the Whitman men's tennis team Wednesday afternoon in Lewiston, Idaho. Whitman used the match as a final tune-up for the Northwest Conference championships, which get underway Friday in Yakima, Wash.
Playing at No. 1 singles, Tim Mullin gave Vinicius Vieira a tough match before losing in three sets. Vieira, a senior from Brazil, is a three-time NAIA All-American.
Other players winning matches for Lewis-Clark State include athletes from Sri Lanka, Croatia and Slovakia.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Vinicius Vieira (LCSC) def. Tim Mullin: 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
DoublesNo. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Vieira-Bausovac: 9-7
The Whitman men's tennis team advanced to a semifinal showdown with Pacific Lutheran by dispatching Whitworth 7-0 Friday in the opening round of the Northwest Conference championships in Yakima, Wash.
Whitman and Pacific Lutheran play their semifinal match at 5 p.m. today at the Yakima Tennis Club. The two teams split a pair of regular season matches, with each side winning 4-3 on the opponent's court.
Against Whitworth Friday, Whitman won two of three doubles matches to win the doubles team point. Seniors Tim Mullin and Rick Smith won at No. 2, while sophomore Sam Spiegel and freshman Brad Changstrom claimed the No. 3 match.
Mullin, who hasn't lost to a NWC opponent in singles in two seasons, won Friday's No. 1 match. Trevor Gamble, a Whitman junior, needed a third-set tie-breaker to win his match at No. 2 singles.
Owen Bargreen, a senior, was Whitman's winner at No. 3 singles. Spiegel, Smith and Changstrom swept the lower three singles matches.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Chad Dierickx: 6-2, 6-1
DoublesNo. 1 -- Dierickx/Van Horn (Whitworth) def. Gamble/Bargreen: 8-4
Three close matches in singles all fell in favor of Pacific Lutheran as the Lutes knocked off Whitman Friday evening in the semifinals of the Northwest Conference championships in Yakima, Wash.
Pacific Lutheran moved in front 1-0 by winning two of three matches in doubles. The Lutes then clinched the victory by winning the first three singles matches to be decided.
With an insurmountable 4-0 lead, the two teams elected not to finish the three singles matches still in progress. Whitman was leading in one of those matches. The other two were even.
"It was a close, very competitive match all the way around," Whitman coach Jeff Northam said. "It was a good battle. Even though we lost, it was fun watching our guys work and compete as hard as they did."
Pacific Lutheran's victories in singles did not come easily. Two of the matches went to three sets. The third match-up was settled in two sets, although the second set finished on a tie-breaker.
Gabriel Svad, a PLU junior from Sweden, scored a somewhat surprising victory over Whitman's Tim Mullin in the No. 1 singles match. The two players split the first two matches before Svad nailed down a third-set victory. It was Mullin's first singles loss to an NWC opponent since April of 2000.
"Svad is a very good, talented player," Northam said. "It was a great match to watch."
Friday's match started in pleasant weather conditions that eventually deterioated with winds gusting to 40 miles per hour, Northam said. "It wasn't the kind of weather you want for the conference championships, but there's nothing you can do except play through it."
Whitman's Rick Smith, playing at No. 5 singles, also lost in three sets. Trevor Gamble nearly forced a third set in No. 2 singles, losing a 7-6 decision in the second set by virtue of an 7-5 tie-breaker.
In No. 3 singles, Whitman's Owen Bargreen was leading 3-2 in his third set when the two teams decided not to finish the remaining singles matches.
Sam Spiegel was tied at 1-1 lead in the third set when his match at No. 4 was halted. Brad Changstrom and his opponent in No. 6 singles were even at one set each.
Mullin and Smith picked up Whitman's lone victory in doubles, taking the No. 2 match by an 8-5 score.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Gabriel Svad (PLU) def. Tim Mullin: 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
DoublesNo. 1 -- Ochsner/Wiggins (PLU) def. Bargreen/Gamble: 8-2
The Whitman men's tennis team wrapped up its dual match season in convincing fashion with a 7-0 victory over Puget Sound in a Saturday morning battle for third place on the final day of the Northwest Conference tennis championships in Yakima, Wash.
After winning two of three matches in doubles to take a 1-0 lead, the Missionaries steamrolled to victory in the six singles matches.
Senior Tim Mullin won a three-set battle in No. 1 singles, raising his final NWC career singles record to 39-5. His only loss of the past two seasons came Friday in a wind-blowm match with Pacific Lutheran.
In voting by coaches, Mullin was named NWC Player of the Year for a second consecutive season. He also was one of eight players named First Team All-NWC, in addition to being named Sportsman of the Year for a second straight year.
Whitman's Trevor Gamble, who played at No. 2 singles, was named Second Team All-NWC.
Linfield won the men's title Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Pacific Luthyeran.
SinglesNo. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Andy Loveless: 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
DoublesNo. 1 -- Loveless/Hartshorn (UPS) def. Gamble/Bargreen: 8-5
Whitman's Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble were among the six Northwest Conference players who won opening round matches Friday in the NCAA Div. III West Region portion of the 102nd annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament.
Friday's second round was less than kind, however, as Mullin, Gamble and three other NWC players lost matches to fall from the tournament. Linfield's Darren Haworth was the only NWC player who won in the second round to advance to Saturday's quarterfinals.
In the doubles portion of the tournament, Gamble teamed with Owen Bargreen to win their opening match Friday afternoon. The Whitman duo knocked off Pacific Lutheran's Reid Wiggins and Justin Ochsner in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Bargreen and Gamble play a quarterfinal match at 2 p.m. Saturday. Their opponents will be Rob Condiotty and Brian Murphy of the University of Redlands. The winners will advance to Sunday's semifinals.
Mullin lost his second-round singles match on Friday to Kevin Casey of the University of California-Santa Cruz. The scores were 7-6, 6-0.
Gamble's second-round loss came at the hands of Garrett Lee of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The scores were 6-2, 6-3.
Earlier Friday, Mullin and Gamble sat through a four-hour rain delay before winning in the first round. Mullin posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Ali Kermani, who plays No. 1 singles for Chapman University. Gamble, whose match had an earlier start time, was trailing 2-4 in the first set against Damon Morris of the University of Redlands when the rain delay came. Gamble recouped during the break in action and eventually rolled to a 7-5, 7-5 victory.
Whitman's Owen Bargreen and Trevor Gamble knocked off one of the West Region's top-ranked doubles teams in Friday's opening round, but the Missionary duo was unable to pull off another big win in Saturday's quarterfinals of the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament.
Bargreen and Gamble, who began playing as a doubles team late this season, lost Saturday to Rob Condiotty and Brian Murphy of the University of Redlands. The scores were 6-2, 6-3.
Condiotty and Murphy, ranked No. 6 regionally in NCAA Div. III, advanced to Sunday's semifinals.
Friday afternoon, Bargreen and Gamble took a three-set decision from Pacific Lutheran's Reid Wiggins and Justin Ochsner, ranked No. 8 in doubles in the West Region.
Poor weather and an unlucky draw landed a one-two punch on Whitman's Tim Mullin in Monday's opening round of the NCAA Div. III National Singles Championships.
Emory University's Mark Odgers, the No. 3 seed in the singles tournament, handed Mullin a 6-2, 6-2 setback in a match that was moved from the host site -- the University of California, Santa Cruz -- to Pleasanton, Calif., because of rain and fog.
Odgers, a freshman from Gauteng, South Africa, tuned up for the singles portion of the national tournament by playing in the team championships, which ran Friday through Sunday at UC-Santa Cruz. Odgers plays No. 1 singles for Emory, which advanced to the title match before losing a close 4-3 decision to defending champion Williams College.
Odgers, the top-ranked singles player in South Atlantic Division, enjoyed a number of big victories during the season. He knocked off Averett University's Vellu Antilla in late March at a time when Antilla was ranked No. 1 nationally in Division III. Odgers also racked up two victories this spring over Eric Butorac (Gustavus Adolphus), last year's national runner-up.
Monday's loss closed out a stellar career for Mullin, the two-time Northwest Conference Player of the Year. Mullin finished with 149 career victories (singles and doubles), a new school record.