Men’s tennis lost to Lewis & Clark 8-1 on March 15 at Lewis & Clark College.
The only team points earned came from Linfield’s No. 1 doubles pair, junior Lukas Kleinman and freshmen Kelsey Rosborough. The two paired for an 8-5 decision over Lewis & Clark’s No. 1 doubles pair.
Junior Micah Roos and sophomore Tim Hawkins lost 8-3 at No. 2 doubles.
The Wildcats lost two points automatically to the Pioneers, defaulting No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
In four of the five singles flights, Lewis & Clark won straight sets. Rosborough was the exception, after a battle with the No. 2 singles Pioneer player, which ended in Rosborough falling in a tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-2).
In others singles, Roos lost 6-4, 6-1 at No. 1, Kleinman lost 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3, Hawkins lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4 and freshmen Alec Wisthoff lost 6-1, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.
“It was a good effort at doubles, glad to see [Kleinman and Rosborough] get a win,” Hawkins said. “And next week is huge cause it gives us our first chance at getting a team win.”
Coming up, Linfield plays five consecutive home matches. The ‘Cats next match is against Spokane Community College on March 21.
Rachael Gernhart/ Staff Writer