Bruins Edge Bearcats in Men's Tennis

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Gaining a measure of revenge for a season-opening 5-2 setback, the George Fox University Bruins turned the tables on the Willamette University Bearcats for a 4-3 win in a Northwest Conference men’s tennis match Friday afternoon here at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

The Bruins captured the doubles points by winning two of the three matches, with Tyson Hunter and Kyle Pearson knocking off Matt McManus and Jeff Garrison 8-5 at #1, and Mac Ovenell and Shawn McKenzie edging Andy Frey and Reid Snowden 8-6 at #3. The Bearcats won at #2, Shaun Mihalik and Garrett Nakamatsu prevailing over Ethan Headley and Jordon Vargas 8-3.

The teams split the six singles matches, with George Fox taking the top three and Willamette the bottom three. Bruin winners were Hunter over McManus 6-1, 6-1 at #1, Ovenell over Frey 6-1, 6-1 at #2, and Pearson over Garrison 6-3, 6-3 at #3. Bearcat victors were Eric MacMillan over Vargas 6-4, 6-2 at #4, Nakamatsu over Headley 6-3, 6-3 at #5, and Mihalik over Chris Fogg 6-1, 6-3 at #6.

George Fox improved to 3-8 overall and in the conference, while the Bearcats fell to 3-6 overall and in the league.

George Fox 4, Willamette 3 — Apr. 8, 2005, at Beaverton, Ore. (Tualatin Hills TC)

Singles:
#1 – Tyson Hunter (GF) d. Matt McManus (W) 6-1, 6-1
#2 – Mac Ovenell (GF) d. Andy Frey (W) 6-1, 6-1
#2 – Kyle Pearson (GF) d. Jeff Garrison (W) 6-3, 6-3
#4 – Eric MacMillan (W) d. Jordon Vargas (GF) 6-4, 6-2
#5 – Garrett Nakamatsu (W) d. Ethan Headley (GF) 6-2, 6-3
#6 – Shaun Mahalik (W) d. Chris Fogg (GF) 6-1, 6-3
Doubles:
#1 – Hunter/Pearson (GF) d. McManus/Garrison (W) 8-5
#2 – Mahalik/Nakamatsu (W) d. Vargas/Headley (GF) 8-3
#3 – Ovenell/Shawn McKenzie (GF) d. Frey/Reid Snowden (W) d. 8-6

Records: George Fox (3-8, NWC 3-8), Willamette (3-6, NWC 3-6)