PORTLAND, Ore. -- Back home after playing on the road Saturday, the Lewis & Clark Pioneers defeated the Whitworth Pirates, 9-0, at the L&C Tennis Dome.
At No. 1 doubles, Gordon Barrows and Brenden Barrows handily beat their opponents, Shane Shadlin and Jeffrey Vulis, 8-2. Also only dropping two, the No. 2 doubles pair of Ben DeLuca and Jackson Powell finished second.
The No. 3 match proved to be the longest, with only a two-game margin. Keane Hindle and Pim Trouerbach started the set up 2-1, before dropping three games to Ian Fisher and Ben Bethards of the Pirates. With a succession of back-and-forth games, Hindle and Trouerbach finally won the set, 9-7, securing a 3-0 lead for the Pioneers.
Attia led his opponnent Sandlin for the entirety of the first set, winning 6-2. Consistently down a game during the second set, Attia lost 6-4, pushing the match to a third set.
At No. 2 singles, G. Barrows came back from a 3-0 deficit in the first set to pull ahead and win, 6-4.
The No. 3 match ran long. After a 7-6 first set that Lewis & Clark's David Furman took over Fisher, Furman won the second set, 6-2, and improved his record to 2-0.
B. Barrows, at No. 4, took an early lead in his first set, winning 6-1. Carrying the momentum to the second set, Barrows took the first four games before eventually giving up the set, 7-5, to Bethards. Coming back in the third set, Barrows took six games, only giving up two.
DeLuca and Hindle, playing at No. 5 and 6, respectively, both won their first sets, 6-1. Pulling in 6-4 and 6-1, respectively, on the second sets, they helped the Pios gain their first home sweep of the season.
The Pios return to the court on Saturday at Linfield beginning at 11 a.m.
Other Northwest Conference Scores - Sunday
Whitman 7, Christopher Newport 2
Whitman 9, Willamette 0