BEAVERTON - George Fox showed why it holds the No. 11 rank in Division III West Region men's tennis with a 9-0 victory over Pacific Lutheran in a match played Friday night at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.
The Bruins are now 3-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference while the Lutes fall to 2-1 overall and also in the NWC.
George Fox got off to a 3-0 start after doubles play, winning a close 8-6 match at No. 2 where Justin McClain and Peter Brown defeated PLU's Taylor Dickey and Jason Bower. The hosts also benefitted from an injury default at No. 3 when Jake Yannello was hurt and unable to continue.
While the Bruins won three of the singles matches in straight sets, the Lutes took them to a super tiebreaker in two matches and to three sets in another.
|1. McClain, Justin (GFUM) def. Bower, Jason (PLU-M) 6-0, 6-2|
|2. Aldrich, Shawn (GFUM) def. Olson, Luke (PLU-M) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)|
|3. Lilley, Chris (GFUM) def. Angel, Sam (PLU-M) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4|
|4. Mann, Preston (GFUM) def. Dickey, Taylor (PLU-M) 6-3, 6-3|
|5. Milton, Drew (GFUM) def. Yannello, Mitch (PLU-M) 7-6 (8-6), 6-1|
|6. Stalcup, Chace (GFUM) def. Bulacalac, Brandon (PLU-M) 4-6, 7-5, 1-0|
|1. Aldrich, Shawn/Lilley, Chris (GFUM) def. Olson, Luke/Angel, Sam (PLU-M) 8-5|
|2. McClain, Justin/Brown, Peter (GFUM) def. Dickey, Taylor/Bower, Jason (PLU-M) 8-6|
|3. Mann, Preston/Milton, Drew (GFUM) def. Yannello, Mitch/Yannello, Jake (PLU-M) 6-3, retired|