Seniors post wins in last matches in the Dome

Seniors post wins in last matches in the Dome

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Pioneers pulled from their deep roster on Senior Day, as they hosted the Puget Sound Loggers in a  9-0 victory at the L&C Tennis Dome. Lewis & Clark honored their four seniors on Sunday, including Michael Brewer, Ben DeLuca, Parker Nichols, and Cameron Smith.

From Houston, Texas, Brewer has been a solid No. 2 singles player all season. Awarded All-NWC First-Team honors his freshman year, Brewer's career records to date are 23-19 in singles play, and 27-17 in doubles. He is currently ranked No. 39 nationally in singles.

DeLuca, a transfer student from Occidental College, currently holds 9-1 records in both doubles and singles play. He usually plays at the No. 3 doubles spot for the Pioneers, along with Jackson Powell.

Smith has been unable to play this season after an injury, but made appearances in the Dome all three years prior. Nichols made his season debut on Sunday in a 8-0 doubles sweep at No. 3, with partner Pim Trouerbach. Nichols had a career 7-2 singles record going into the match, and improved to 6-3 in doubles after the win against the Loggers Ben Colson and Byron Graham.

At No. 2 doubles, DeLuca and Powell posted an 8-2 win, grabbing the second point of the day for the Pioneers. Brewer and his partner, Raed Attia, competed at No. 1 singles, winning 8-1.

As has become a norm for the season, the Pios entered singles play with a 3-0 lead. DeLuca was the first to finish his singles match, posting a, 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 doubles. At No. 1, Attia had the next win, which was also the closest of the day at 6-3, 6-3. Continuing the trend of posting consistent set scores, Brewer won his No. 2 singles match, 6-1, 6-1.

Junior Keane Hindle came in at No. 4 singles for the Pios, sweeping his first match before taking the second, 6-2. Finishes for Kei Inoue and Nichols at the six and five spots left Lewis & Clark with a sweep of Puget Sound. Nichols only let three games go overall, winning 6-1, 6-2. Inoue swept in his first set against Graham Byron, not letting any games go in the second set as well gave him 6-0, 6-0 set scores.

As one of the top four teams in the Northwest Conference, Lewis & Clark competes in the Northwest Conference Tournament the weekend of April 22-23.

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