Oxy men's tennis sweeps Pacific Lutheran, 2-1 against West Region

Oxy men's tennis sweeps Pacific Lutheran, 2-1 against West Region
By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College men's tennis got back in the win column in dominating fashion on Tuesday. After a four-match stretch against regionally and nationally-ranked opponents, the Tigers swept Pacific Lutheran 9-0 at Scholl Canyon.

Josh Dancu (Naples, Fla.) improved to 8-2 at the No. 1-singles spot and Jordan Brown (San Diego) improved to 7-3 at No. 3. Together their win at No. 1 doubles brings them to 5-5 as a team on the season.

The Tigers are now 2-1 against the West Region.

Kevin Zhao (Sammamish, Wash.) earned Oxy's closest victory at No. 6, needing a super tiebreaker to beat Jake Yannello 1-6, 6-3 (10-4).

Jeremy Kichoff (Santa Barbara) teamed up with David Cotton (Anchorage, Alaska) for his first victory of the season in his first appearance, beating Mitch Yanello and Jack Yanello 9-7 at No. 3 doubles.

The Tigers are back in action, hosting Pacific (Ore.) today at 4 p.m. They face their third Northwest Conference opponent this week when the play Whitworth on Friday and then they have a week off before returning to SCIAC play on April 5 at Caltech.

Occidental College 9, Pacific Lutheran 0

Mar 26, 2013 at Glendale, CA (Scholl Canyon)


Singles competition

1. Josh Dancu (OXYM) def. Jason Bower (PLU) 6-1, 6-3

2. Stephen Perkins (OXYM) def. Luke Olson (PLU) 6-0, 6-1

3. Jordan Brown (OXYM) def. Sam Angel (PLU) 6-0, 6-1

4. Kevin Siebs (OXYM) def. Mitch Yannello (PLU) 7-5, 6-4

5. David Cotton (OXYM) def. Taylor Dickey (PLU) 6-3, 6-3

6. Kevin Zhao (OXYM) def. Jake Yannello (PLU) 1-6, 6-3, 10-4


Doubles competition

1. Josh Dancu/Jordan Brown (OXYM) def. Jason Bower/Taylor Dickey (PLU) 8-4

2. Stephen Perkins/Kevin Siebs (OXYM) def. Sam Angel/Luke Olson (PLU) 8-4

3. David Cotton/Jeremy Kirchoff (OXYM) def. Mitch Yannello/Jake Yannello (PLU) 9-7


Match Notes

T-2:49 A-52