GAMBIER, Ohio -- Jackson Powell teamed with Ben DeLuca for a doubles victory and then won his singles match to give the Lewis & Clark Pioneers their only points in a 7-2 loss to the Kenyon Lords on Wednesday at VandenBerg Courts.
In a match-up of top-35 teams, the Pioneers battled through tiebreakers in three different singles matches, but only won Powell's. All but one singles match went three sets.
After Powell and DeLuca beat Tristan Kaye and Austin Diehl, 8-6, in the No. 3 doubles match, Powell defeated Diehl, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), to score the only singles win for Lewis & Clark.
Keane Hindle competed in an epic match at No. 6, losing a third-set tiebreaker, 10-7, to drop the match to Max Smith, 5-7, 6-2, (10-7).
At No. 1 singles, Raed Attia played through two tiebreakers before losing 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) to Nicholas Paolucci.
Michael Brewer was the only Lewis & Clark competitor to have his match go straight sets, falling 6-1, 6-4 to Jacob Zalenski.
Lewis & Clark competes at Oberlin on Friday before completing the spring break road trip on Saturday against No. 7 Carnegie Mellon.
Other Northwest Conference Scores - Wednesday
Cal Lutheran 8, Whitworth 1
Hope International 7, Pacific Lutheran 2