Loggers hang tough but fall to Whitworth at home

Loggers hang tough but fall to Whitworth at home

TACOMA, Wash.—Chas Stewart tallied the only Logger point in an 8-1 home loss to the Whitworth Pirates Friday evening, but the other Logger players hung tough as three singles matches went to three sets at Puget Sound's on-campus Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma, Wash.

Stewart took down singles opponent Chris Engelmann in two sets Friday night, winning the first set 6-1 and second 6-4. The academic senior advanced to 3-2 in individual play for the year.

Three other Loggers played tough in their respective singles matches, forcing three sets in each. Daniel Deuel won his first set against the Pirates' Drew Brigham, but fell in the next two for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 loss atop the singles ladder. At No. 3 singles, Myles Rivera-Flam won the second set but fell in a third set super tiebreak to fall 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) in the contest. Like Deuel, John Stevens played three true sets, winning the middle en route to a 6-1, 1-6, 6-0 decision.

Puget Sound opened the match by losing all three doubles matches with either an 8-4 or 8-5 decision coming in all three.

The Loggers wrap up their brief two-match homestand with a contest against Whitman Saturday, March 15. That match against the Missionaries will begin at 11:00 a.m., again at the on-campus Tennis Pavilion in Tacoma.