Bearcats Rally for Tennis Win Over George Fox

SALEM, OR — The Willamette University men’s tennis team won four of six singles matches and two of three doubles matches as the Bearcats won their first match of the season, a 6-3 Northwest Conference victory over George Fox.

Playing at No. 3 singles, Jeff Garrison got the Bearcats first win, defeating Mac Ovenell, 6-2, 6-4.

No. 4 Jeff Hancock beat Ethan Headley, 6-0, 6-0. Shaun Mihalick, playing at No. 5 singles, defeated Jordan Vargas, 6-2, 6-4 and Garret Nakamatsu took out Sean McKenzie, 6-2, 6-4.

For the Bruins, at No. 1 singles, Tyson Hunter beat Matt McManus, 6-4, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, Kyle Pearson (GFU) beat Andy Frey, 6-4, 6-3.

Bearcats Mahalik and Nakamatsu teamed up for a doubles win over Pearson and Ovenell, 8-4. Frey and Hancock (W) defeated Vargas and McKenzie, 8-4.

The Bruin’s Hunter and Hedley defeated McManus and Garrison. 8-1.

The Bearcats play again Saturday with the men hosting Lewis & Clark at the Courthouse Athletic Club while the women travel to Portland to face the Pioneers.

RESULTS:
Singles:
No. 1 Singles: Tyson Hunter (GFU) d. Matt McManus (W) 6-4, 6-0

No. 2 singles: Kyle Person (GFU) d. Andy Frey (W) 6-4, 6-3

No. 3 singles: Jeff Garrison (W) d. Mac Ovenell (GFU) 6-2, 6-4

No. 4 singles: Jeff Hancock (W) d. Ethan Headley (GFU) 6-0, 6-0

No. 5 singles: Shaun Mihalik (W) d. Jordan Vargas (GFU) 6-2, 6-4

No. 6 singles: Garrett Nakamatsu (W) d. Sean McKenzie (GFU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles:
Hunter/Hedley (GFU) d. McManus/Garrison (W) 8-1

Mahalik/Nakamatsu (W) d. Pearson/Ovenell (GFU) 8-4

Frey/Hancock (W) d. Vargas/McKenzie (GFU) 8-4