PUGET SOUND 6, GEORGE FOX 3: Bruins Win at Top, Falter at Bottom in Loss to Loggers
TACOMA, Wash. – Showing strength at the top of the order but faltering at the bottom, the visiting George Fox University Bruins dropped a 6-3 decision to the University of Puget Sound Loggers in a Northwest Conference men’s tennis match Friday afternoon here at the UPS Tennis Pavilion.
The Bruins’ Stefan Lagielski and Nick Jenness picked up the No. 1 doubles win with an 8-4 victory over the Loggers’ Stefan Berglund and Zac Peeler, but the home team bounced back in the other two doubles. Sam Finkleman and Nick Kelley downed Scott Barnett and Ross Budreau 8-3 at No. 2, and Scooter Sabel and Andrew Timmons whitewashed Garrett Thompson and Scott Porter 8-0 at No. 3.
Barnett and Lagielski posted singles wins for the Bruins, Barnett taking out Finkleman 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1 and Lagielski ousting Alex Harrison 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2. The rest of the George Fox order, however, could not pick up the pace as Sabel knocked off Jenness 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3, Peeler beat Budreau 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) at No. 4, Timmons topped Thompson 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5, and Carl Larson blanked Porter 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.
George Fox (1-15, NWC 0-15) concludes its season at Willamette University on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Puget Sound (6-10, NWC 4-9) entertains Lewis & Clark College Saturday at 12:00 noon.