BEAVERTON, Ore. – Collecting their first win of the young 2012 men’s tennis season, the George Fox University Bruins dropped the No. 1 doubles match but swept the other seven contests that were completed for a 7-1 win over the College of Idaho Coyotes in a non-conference clash Saturday afternoon here at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.
The match had been moved from the GFU campus courts to Tualatin Hills on Friday due a forecast of cold and rain for Saturday in the Portland area. Due to the tennis center’s time limits, however, the final singles match had to be halted before it had been decided.
The Coyotes took the No. 1 doubles as Chenjerai Simpson and Mark Malmstrom downed the Bruins’ duo of Preston Mann and Drew Milton 8-3. The Bruins held on in the other doubles, however, as Shawn Aldrich and David Munoz rolled past Thomas McMahon and Kenny Stark 8-2 at No. 2, and Justin McClain and Andy Tweet doubled up James Collet and Joel Hernandez 8-4 at No. 3.
In singles, Mann outlasted Simpson 7-5, 6-4 at No. 1; Aldrich battled back from a 4-1 first-set deficit to defeat Malmstrom 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2; McClain breezed past Collet 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3; Milton took the measure of Stark 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4; and Munoz conquered McMahon 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5. The final match between the Bruins’ Pax Magaway and the Coyotes’ Hernandez was stopped in the second set.
NEXT: George Fox (1-3) returns to Northwest Conference play Friday at Linfield College, taking on their Yamhill County rivals at 3:00 p.m. … The College of Idaho (0-5) visits Linfield Sunday at 10:00 a.m.