Bearcat Men Fall Twice to League Leading Whitman

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — With juniors Phalkun Mam and Robbie Munday hitting the 100-victory plateau for their college careers, the Whitman College men's tennis team continued its roll through the Northwest Conference with two 7-0 victories over Willamette Friday in the Bratton Tennis Center.

Because of weather conditions in Spokane, where the Bearcats were scheduled to play Saturday, the two NWC teams decided to play two matches Friday.

The Missionaries improved to 12-2 on the season and to 10-0 against NWC opponents. Willamette dropped to 2-6 in conference matches.

Mam picked up his 99th career victory while teaming with sophomore Robert Edles-Rye for an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles. Mam then polished off his 100th Whitman victory with a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles.

Robbie Munday, also a junior, also won twice to increase his career victory
total to 99. Munday and junior teammate Dane Miller were victors at No. 1
doubles, and Munday posted a straight-set win at No. 2 singles.

Freshmen Justin Hayashi and Andrew Knox contributed to the Missionary with
victories at No. 4 and No. 6 singles. Hayashi also teamed with sophomore
Adam Chemerinsky for the win at No. 2 doubles.

Whitman and Willamette will play a second match, starting at 1 p.m. today.
The Missionaries had been scheduled to play Whitworth this afternoon in
Spokane, Wash., but that match was postponed because of snow and cold
weather in the Spokane area.

Munday notched his 100th career victory at Whitman when he and junior Dane
Miller posted an 8-0 win in No. 2 doubles. Munday added to his victory total
in singles, winning 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1.

Friday morning Match Results:

Doubles
No. 1 -- Munday/Miller (Whitman) def. Macmillan/Mihalick: 8-4
No. 2 -- Hayashi/Chemerinsky (Whitman) def. Paccione/Sepenzis: 8-3
No. 3 -- Mam/Edles-Rye (Whitman) def. Reid Snowden/Reichert: 8-0

Singles
No. 1 -- Phalkun Mam (Whitman) def. Eric Macmillan: 6-0, 6-4
No. 2 -- Robbie Munday (Whitman) def. Fitz Paccione: 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 -- Adam Chemerinsky (Whitman) def. Shaun Mihalick: 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 -- Justin Hayashi (Whitman) def. Dave Reichert: 6-0, 6-4
No. 5 -- Robert Edles-Rye (Whitman) def. Alex Sepenzis: 6-0, 6-1
No. 6 -- Andrew Knox (Whitman) def. Geoff Klein: 6-1, 6-4

Friday Afternoon Match Results:

Doubles
No. 1 -- Steven Ly/Mam (Whitman) def. Macmillan/Mihalick: 8-1
No. 2 -- Munday/Miller (Whitman) def. Paccione/Sepenzis: 8-0
No. 3 -- Adam Chemerinsky/Cho (Whitman) def. Reid Snowden/Reichert: 8-0

Singles

No. 1 -- Robbie Munday (Whitman) def. Eric Macmillan: 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 -- Phalkun Mam (Whitman) def. Fitz Paccione: 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 -- Dane Miller (Whitman) def. Shaun Mihalick: 6-2, 6-0
No. 4 -- Robert Edles-Rye (Whitman) def. Dave Reichert: 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 -- Andrew Knox (Whitman) def. Alex Sepenzis: 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 -- Aaron Cho (Whitman) def. Geoff Klein: 6-2, 6-