Men's Tennis | Friday, April 11, 2008
Willamette Defeats Green River CC, 6-3, in Exhibition Match
AUBURN, WASH. -- Willamette University and Green River Community College played a very competitive exhibition match on Friday, April 11, before the Bearcats prevailed, 6-3. Five of the six singles matches went to three sets and two of the doubles matches were decided by narrow margins.
In doubles, WU earned wins at the #1 and #3 positions. Eric MacMillan (Sr., Twin Falls, ID/Twin Falls HS) and Andrew Murakami (Jr., Wahiawa, HI/University of Redlands) took #1 doubles, 8-6, over Will Herbert and Konner Ayris of GRCC. At #3 doubles, Alex Sepenzis (Jr., Denver, CO/Cherry Creek HS) and Geoff Klein (Sr., Sagle, WA/Sandpoint HS) of Willamette downed James Rovetti and Brook Fitzsimmons, 8-1.
GRCC won #2 doubles in a tie-breaker. Travis Johnson and Bernardo Nogales edged WU's team Matt Houser (Fr., Vancouver, WA/Evergreen HS) and Luke Lagattuta (So., Albuquerque, NM/Highland HS), 9-8 (7-5).
MacMillan defeated Herbert at #1 singles, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3. Houser at #3 singles, Sepenzis at #5 singles and Klein at #6 singles also registered victories for the Bearcats.
Willamette will play at the University of Puget Sound on Saturday, April 12. Match time is set for 10 a.m. (PDT).
Friday, April 11
At Auburn, Wash.
Willamette University 6, Green Valley Community College 3 (Exhibition)
#1 - Eric MacMillan (WU) defeated Will Herbert (GRCC), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3
#2 - Travis Johnson (GRCC) defeated Andrew Murakami (WU), 0-6, 6-4, 6-3
#3 - Matt Houser (WU) defeated Konner Ayris (GRCC), 7-5 (7-5), 6-1
#4 - Bernardo Nogales (GRCC) defeated Fitz Paccione (WU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
#5 - Alex Sepenzis (WU) defeated James Rovetti (GRCC), 1-6, 6-2, 6-2
#6 - Geoff Klein (WU) defeated Brook Fitzsimmons (GRCC), 6-1, 6-3
#1 - MacMillan and Murakami (WU) defeated Herbert and Ayris (GRCC), 8-6
#2 - Johnson and Nogales (GRCC) defeated Houser and Lagattuta (WU), 9-8 (7-5)
#3 - Sepenzis and Klein (WU) defeated Rovetti and Fitzsimmons (GRCC), 8-1