Pios upset nationally-ranked Southwestern

Pios upset nationally-ranked Southwestern

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Lewis & Clark Pioneers defeated No. 38 Southwestern (Tex.) on Sunday afternoon, 6-3, at the L&C Tennis Dome. With theis win, the Pioneers improve to an overall record of 7-3 and a home record of 5-1.

Lewis & Clark's doubles matches gave the Pioneers a 2-1 lead going into singles. Brenden Barrows and Gordon Barrows, the 23rd-ranked doubles pair nationally, defeated Grant Gideon and Alexis Dimanche, 8-1, in the match's top doubles set. Pim Trouerbach and Jackson Powell improved to 5-0 this season with an 8-3 defeat of Tyler Norman and David Stronghen in the No. 2 match. In third position, Raed Attia and Kei Inoue lost 8-5 to Jeremy Wilson and Dean Dulthummon.

In the singles lineup, the Pioneers took four of the six matches with the two defeats coming in the third set. At No. 2, Powell defeated his Gideon, 6-1, 6-2, and Inoue won over Wilson, 6-4, 6-1, in fifth position. Brenden Barrows was the No. 4 winner, 6-0, 6-4 over Norman, while Gordon Barrows fell at No. 3 to Dulthummon, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Freshman Ramez Attia improved to 5-3 on the season with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Alonso Fernandez in the six spot. At No. 1, Raed Attia lost to Dimanche in three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.

Lewis & Clark plays the final of four-straight home matches on Saturday against Austin starting at 10 a.m. The Pios will have their following four matches away from Portland.