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Regionally Ranked Bruins Too Much for Lutes

Brandon Bulaclac
Brandon Bulaclac

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.

Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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