Willamette Men's Tennis Off to Good Start at Ojai Tournament

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

OJAI, CALIF. -- The Willamette University men's tennis team is off to a solid start at the prestigious Ojai Valley Tournament in singles action on Friday, April 24. Andrew Murakami (Sr., Wahiawa, HI/Leilehua HS/Univ. of Redlands) and Matt Houser (So., Vancouver, WA/Evergreen HS) have achieved first round wins for the Bearcats.

Murakami defeated Grant Friedman of Pomona-Pitzer, 6-4, 6-1. Houser downed Drew Cohn, also from Pomona-Pitzer, 6-1, 6 -3. Cody Ferguson (Fr., North Bend, OR/North Bend, HS/Western Oregon Univ.) and Alex Sepenzis (Sr., Denver, CO/Cherry Creek HS) were still on the courts in their first round singles matches.

The Ojai Tournament has multiple divisions of play, including several collegiate divisions. Action continues through Sunday, April 26.

Matt Houser defeated Drew Cohn of Pomona-Pitzer, 6-1, 6-3, in his first round match at the Ojai Tournament.

Matt Houser defeated Drew Cohn of Pomona-Pitzer, 6-1, 6-3, in his first round match at the Ojai Tournament.