PORTLAND, Ore. - Sweeping through singles play, the Puget Sound Loggers earned an easy 8-1 victory over the Lewis & Clark Pioneers in a Northwest Conference men's tennis match on Saturday afternoon in Portland, Ore.
The Loggers picked up easy wins in the first and third doubles positions to take the early lead but Lewis & Clark was able to steal a win in the second position, earning a 9-8 win as Puget Sound held the 2-1 lead midway through the match.
In singles play, the Loggers swept through singles play. Puget Sound's closest match same at the top spot as sophomore Sam Finkleman (Tacoma, Wash./Charles Wright Academy) went three-sets before beating Peter Ray, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Puget Sound also earned individual wins from Mike Cutter (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain) at the second spot, Nick Kelley (Denver, Wash./Kent Denver) at the third spot, Alex Harrison (Southborough, Mass./The Rivers School) at the fourth spot, Scooter Sabel (Sun Valley, Idaho/Community School) at the fifth spot and Ben Miller (Silverdale, Wash./Central Kitsap) at the sixth spot.
The Loggers return home on Wednesday afternoon when they take on cross-town rival Pacific Lutheran, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at UPS Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma, Wash.