Bearcats Shut Out Pacific, 9-0

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

(MEN'S TENNIS) SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University defeated Pacific University, 9-0, at the WU Tennis Courts on Sunday, April 1, as the Bearcats moved into a tie with the University of Puget Sound for fourth place in the Northwest Conference standings. Willamette, now 6-6 in the NWC, also improved to 7-8 on the season. Pacific dropped to 0-11, both overall and in NWC play.

Eric MacMillan (Jr., Twin Falls, ID/Twin Falls HS) led the way for Willamette with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Josh Kai-Corpuz at #1 singles. The Bearcats won four singles matches without losing a game. In addition to MacMillan's win, other 6-0, 6-0 victories were earned by Fitz Paccione (Jr., Encinitas, CA/Cathedral Catholic HS) at #3 singles, Shaun Mihalick (Sr., Mukilteo, WA/Eastlake HS) at #4 singles and Geoff Klein (Jr., Sagle, ID/Sandpoint HS) at #5 singles.

Reid Snowden (Sr., Napa, CA/Vintage HS) won #2 singles over Ryan Ford, 6-3, 6-1. Pacific forfeited at #6 singles, since the Boxers had just five players.

Only two doubles matches were played, with Pacific forfeiting at #3 doubles. The top doubles match was won by Snowden and Mihalick over Kai-Corpuz and Ryan Ford, 8-1.

Willamette's next match is set for Saturday, April 7 at Lewis & Clark College. The match will start at 11 a.m. (PDT) in Portland, Ore.

Saturday, April 1, 2007
At Salem, Ore.

Willamette University 9, Pacific University 0

#1 - Eric MacMillan (WU) defeated Josh Kai-Corpuz (PU), 6-0, 6-0
#2 - Reid Snowden (WU) defeated Ryan Ford (PU), 6-3, 6-1
#3 - Fitz Paccione (WU) defeated Brett Honda (PU), 6-0, 6-0
#4 - Shaun Mihalick (WU) defeated Nick Forgy (PU), 6-0, 6-0
#5 - Geoff Klein (WU) defeated Alex Taimana (PU), 6-0, 6-0
#6 - Willamette won by forfeit

#1 - Snowden and Mihalick (WU) defeated Kai-Corpuz and Ford (PU), 8-1
#2 - MacMillan and Klein (WU) defeated Honda and Forgy (PU), 8-0
#3 - Willamette won by forfeit

Records: Willamette University is 7-8 overall, 6-6 in the NWC; Pacific University is 0-11 overall, 0-11 in the NWC