Men's Netters Gain Second Straight Sweep at Lewis & Clark
PORTLAND, Ore. – For the second time in two days, the Whitman men's tennis team juggled their lineup and swept an outmatched conference foe. This time the Lewis and Clark Pioneers were the victim.
With an afternoon match against George Fox looming, junior Andrew La Cava (Bellevue, WA) returned to the doubles lineup where he teamed with Sam Sadeghi (Orange County, CA) for an 8-2 win over LC's Kevin Ross and Daniel Hahm at the top slot. Andy Riggs (Auburn, CA) and Colton Malesovas (Austin, TX) filled in at the No. 2 spot where they ousted Carter Gee-Taylor and Scott Monismith 8-3. Meanwhile, Will Huskey (Auburn, CA) and Dylan Bodet (San Antonio, TX) reprised their No. 3 doubles role from a day ago and pinned an 8-5 defeat on the Pioneers' Ryotaro Tokura and Lucas Fodor.
The singles portion of the proceedings was similarly routine. Sadeghi jumped in at the No. 1 spot, where he cruised by Ross 6-3, 6-1. Steven Roston (San Carlos, CA) took out Gee-Taylor 6-1, 6-1. Huskey played the match of the day at No. 3 singles where he came back from a sluggish first set to beat Hahm 4-6, 6-1, 6-0. Matt Tesmond (Cincinatti, OH) got into the singles action where he started strong against Monismith and held at 6-2, 5-2 lead. Monismith stormed back, however, to take the second set 7-5. With the team match decided at this point, the pair played a tiebreaker to decide it where Tesmond prevailed 10-2.
At the bottom two flights, Alex Noyes (Kent, WA) got back in the lineup where he picked up a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Tokura. Bodet rounded out the victory by overcoming some early nerves to win 7-6 (7-3) over Fodor.
After the win in Portland, the Whitman men's tennis team headed back south to Tualatin, OR for their 6 PM tilt with George Fox. Both teams are currently undefeated in conference play. You can follow Coach Northam (@northam) on Twitter for up-to-the-minute results of all matches.
Here's a link to the score: http://www.lcpioneers.com/sports/mten/2012-13/files/whitm223.htm
Robert Holton-Burke contributed the majority of this story
Whitman Sports Information Director