Pirate Men Fall 7-2 at #34 Pacific (Ore.)

Pirate Men Fall 7-2 at #34 Pacific (Ore.)

FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Visiting Whitworth was able to win one match each in doubles and singles during a 7-2 loss to nationally-ranked Pacific (Ore.) in a Northwest Conference men's tennis match on Saturday afternoon.

The Pirates fell to 0-6 overall and 0-4 in the NWC while the Boxers (#34 in the ITA DIII poll) improved to 2-4, 2-2.  Whitworth will complete its weekend trip to Oregon with a contest at Willamette University in Salem on Sunday morning.

Ian Fisher and Ben Bethards earned an 8-3 win at #3 doubles over Pacific's Josh Bernstein and Sage Katayama to give the Pirates a doubles point.  Earlier Clark Winnger and Oscar Wright defeated Whitworth's Shane Sandlin and Jeffrey Vulis 8-0 at #1 doubles, while Ford Nakagawa and Reuben Mulhern topped Caleb Hughes and Jake Bethards 8-3 at #2 doubles.

Vulis won the only singles point for the Bucs when he defeated Katayama 6-4, 7-5 at #5 singles.

Wininger swept Sandlin 6-0, 6-0 at #1 singles, while Wright got by Hughes 6-2, 6-4 at #2 and Bernstein beat Fisher 6-1, 6-2 at #2.

Mulhern defeated Jake Bethards 6-1, 6-2 at #4 singles.  Ben Bethards nearly gave the Pirates a third point, but he fell 7-5, 6-4 in a close match to Griffin Fraser at #6 singles.