Men's Tennis Dominates Doubles, Rolls Over Wildcats 9-0
News Release Date:
Sunday, April 8
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- After losing just two games in a sweep of doubles, Whitman College cruised through singles with six straight-set wins to post a 9-0 Northwest Conference victory over Linfield Sunday morning in McMinnville, Ore.
Whitman, moving closer to a sixth straight undefeated NWC season, improving to 10-0 in conference matches and 17-3 on the season.
The loss dropped Linfield is 2-8 in the NWC and 2-15 overall.
After the match, Whitman left for Salem for an afternoon match against Willamette.
Senior Conor Holton-Burke and junior Matt Tesmond got the win at No. 1 doubles against Linfield, rolling 8-2 over Cody Levien and Micah Roos.
The rest of doubles was no contest as sophomore Andrew La Cava and freshman James Rivers were 8-0 winners at No. 2 while sophomore Steven Roston and freshman Colton Malesovas won by the same score at No. 3.
Tesmond came back in singles for a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the No. 6 slot. Roston was almost perfect at No. 5, winning 6-0, 6-1.
Senior Adriel Borshansky continued his near perfect season (just one loss) with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Kadin Hashimoto at No. 4 singles.
La Cava won the featured match at No. 1 singles, beating Roos 6-3, 6-3. Holton-Burke won 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot.
Rivers completed the sweep at No. 3 singles, building a 6-2, 3-0 lead before his opponent, Tyler Day, retired because of injury.
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