PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran made it two straight wins to open the season as the Lutes defeated the visiting Pacific Boxers, 5-4, in a Northwest Conference men's tennis match played Saturday afternoon at Sprinker Tennis Center.
The win was especially satisfying for the young Lutes because it came against a Pacific team ranked No. 12 in the region.
PLU opened by winning two of the three doubles matches before splitting in singles play.
The Yannello cousins, who opened their collegiate careers yesterday with victories in their doubles and singles matches, made it two in a row on Saturday. Mitch defeated Yanagita, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 5, and Jake beat Wong, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6.
Olson was PLU's other singles winner, defeating Suklje in three setsm, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. As it turned out, that was the pivotal match, because the Boxers got wins from Zuroske at No. 1, Battaglia at No. 2 and Bulling at No. 4.
Pacific Lutheran is back in action next weekend when it travels to Oregon to face George Fox on Friday and Willamette on Satuday.
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