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Men’s Tennis Picks Up Pair of Wins Over Lewis & Clark

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After a strong start to the Conference season with a win against Pacific Lutheran the Boxer men’s tennis team was looking to continue their momentum and did so picking up two wins over Lewis & Clark this past weekend. 

Boxers opened the weekend with a dominating 9-0 win over the Pioneers to pick up a Conference win and then on Sunday in non-conference action also picked up a win this time 5-4. 

Saturday opened with some tough doubles contests but the Boxers were a perfect 3-0 in the doubles action. The tandem of Quentin Gonzalez and Sean Murphy earned a 8-6 win, while Reyn Miyagawa and Joey Hu won 8-5 and Rayden Murata and Koby Murata picked up an 8-3 win. 

Singles action saw a sweep for the Boxers also on Saturday with Miyagawa picking up the most dominating victory winning 6-1, 6-1. Gonzalez and Murphy notched wins of 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3, 6-2, respectively in singles action. Rayden Murata, Joey Balleweg, Hu also picked up singles victories as Murata won 6-3, 6-4, Balleweg won 6-3, 6-1 and Hu won 6-1, 7-5. 

On Sunday it was a tighter battle between the Boxers and Pioneers and the lineup featured a few different Boxers in action, also. 

Boxers sweep the doubles competition again as the team of Miyagawa and Rayden Murata won 8-2, while Koby Murata and Hu won 8-5 and Murphy and Gonzalez snagged an 8-3 win. 

In singles action Pacific saw Murphy and Rush Williams earn wins claiming victory 7-5, 6-3 and 6-2, 6-0, respectively. Balleweg, Garret Katayama, Cooper Rich and Jeffery Kubota were also in action on Sunday in singles competition for the Boxers. Balleweg dropped a 5-7, 4-6 decision, while Katayama went three sets falling 2-6, 6-2, 3-6. Rich also went three sets falling 2-6, 7-5, 2-6 and Kubota fell 2-6, 6-7 (6-7). 

Next action for the Boxers is set for Saturday and Sunday, March 27th and 28th against George Fox on the road Saturday and at home on Sunday. 

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