TACOMA, Wash. - With the fate of the match still in question with the final two singles matches left to play, the Puget Sound Loggers couldn't quite overcome the Linfield Wildcats, falling 6-3 in a Northwest Conference men's tennis match on Saturday at UPS Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma, Wash.
The Wildcats took the lead following doubles but the Loggers made them earn it. Puget Sound won in the third position as Scooter Sabel (Sun Valley, Idaho/Community) and Andrew Timmons (Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View) earned an 8-3 win over Matt Levering and Zachery Lyons.
The number one team of Nick Kelley (Denver, Colo./Kent Denver) and Mike Cutter (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain) battled with the regionally-ranked team of Brett Kingzett and Mark Magdaong before falling, 8-6.
In singles play, the Loggers earned win from Kelley in the third position and Sabel in the fifth positions to get the Loggers within a point with two matches left to play. Unfortunately for Puget Sound, Linfield was able to hold off for wins in the fourth and sixth spots to clinch the match.
The Loggers will wrap up the home portion of the schedule next weekend as they play host to Lewis & Clark on Friday night and George Fox on Saturday.