March 23, 2013

Men's Tennis Edged By Sixth-Ranked Cal Lutheran

Thousand Oaks, Calif. - Sophomore Kevin Wei (San Diego, Calif. - pictured) won at both singles and doubles, but the sixth-ranked Cal Lutheran Men's Tennis team was able to pull out a narrow 5-4 win over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.

With the loss, the Sagehens slip to 4-10 on the season and 0-2 in the SCIAC, while sixth-ranked Cal Lutheran moves to 14-1 overall and 4-0 in league play.

Wei and junior Chris Weichert (Eugene, Ore.) combined for a 9-8 win at No. 2 doubles after going to a tiebreaker, while Wei was able to take a two-set win at No. 6 singles (6-3, 6-4) over Nick Jacobs. Pomona-Pitzer led 2-1 after doubles, with sophomores Connor Hudson (Golden, Colo.) and Connor Sutton (Overland Park, Kan.) also winning at No. 2 by an 8-6 score.

After Cal Lutheran picked up the first two wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles. Wei was able to win his singles match in two sets to level the overall score at 3-3. The Kingsmen added a win at No. 5, with Thomas Belcher defeating Thomas Low 7-5, 6-1, before the match came down to two three-setters at No. 2 and No. 4.

Senior Frankie Allinson (McGregor, Texas) was able to get an early break and capture a 6-3 win in the third, winning 5-7l 6-2, 6-3, but Ray Worley edged out senior Max Sabel (Sun Valley, Idaho) fell 3-6, 6-1 6-3 at the No. 2 court to give the Kingsmen the clinching point.

Pomona-Pitzer has a tough week ahead with Wisconsin-Whitewater on Tuesday, Middlebury on Wednesday and CMS on Saturday.