TACOMA, Wash. – Linfield rallied from a 2-1 deficit after doubles play to defeat Puget Sound 6-3 in a Northwest Conference men's tennis match Friday evening at the Puget Sound Tennis Pavilion.
After watching the Loggers (3-9, 2-6 NWC) win two of three doubles flights, the Wildcats (4-6, 3-5 NWC) responded by sweeping all but one singles match to claim the victory.
Mark Magdaong and Brent Kingzett won both their singles and doubles matches to lead Linfield. The No. 1 tandem edged Puget Sound’s Brent Hoshiba and George Murphy 9-8. Madgaong then defeated Michael Cutter 6-1, 6-2 in the top singles flight and Kingzett earned a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Chas Stewart at the No. 3 slot.
In other singles action, No. 2 Tal DeWitt beat Murphy 6-4, 6-1. Cody Levin topped Nick Kelley 7-6, 6-2 and Zachery Lyons (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.) won the final singles match 6-2, 6-3.
Puget Sound held the early lead after winning the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles flights. Kelley and Stewart defeated Levien and Lyons 8-5, and Cutter and Harrison prevailed over DeWitt and Tim Wagar 8-4.
Harrison picked up the only victory for the Loggers in singles play, blanking Wagar 6-0, 6-0.
NEXT: Linfield stays in Tacoma for another Northwest Conference matchup, this time against Pacific Lutheran. Match time is set for 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
Wins at No. 2 singles
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