Linfield Downs Bearcats, 6-3, for Third Place at NWC Tournament

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

YAKIMA, WASH. -- Linfield College won all three doubles matches to build an early lead, then split the six singles matches, on its way to a 6-3 victory over Willamette University at the Northwest Conference Men's Tennis Tournament, Saturday, April 19 at the Yakima Tennis Club. With the win, Linfield took third place in the tournament.

The Wildcats, ranked #12 in the West Region of NCAA Division III, ended the season at 14-10. Willamette, ranked #15 in the West Region, finished fourth in the NWC Tournament and concluded the year with a 9-11 overall record.

An extended story will be posted later.

Saturday, April 19
Northwest Conference Men's Tennis Championship

Third Place Match
At Yakima Tennis Club, Yakima, Wash.

Linfield College 6, Willamette University 3

#1 - Eric MacMillan (WU) defeated Nick Ruess (LC), 6-1, 6-4
#2 - Kyle Anderson (LC) defeated Micah Mack (WU), 6-1, 6-3
#3 - Andrew Murakami (WU) defeated Wesley Gabrielsen (LC), 6-0, 6-3
#4 - Tal DeWitt (LC) defeated Matt Houser (WU), 7-5, 6-1
#5 - Mark Magdaong (LC) defeated Fitz Paccione (WU), 6-0, 6-3
#6 - Luke Lagattuta (WU) defeated Brad Henson (LC), 6-0, 6-3

#1 - MacMillan and Murakami (WU) , 8-6
#2 - Gabrielsen and Brent Kingzett (LC) defeated Mack and Houser (WU), 8-1
#3 - Magdaong and Luke Rembold (LC) defeated Paccione and Lagattuta (WU), 8-4

Records: Linfiield concluded its season with a 14-10 record (11-5 in the NWC in the regular season); Willamette concluded its season with a 9-11 record (8-8 in the NWC in the regular season).