The Lewis and Clark Men's Tennis Team lost their first match of the season to Missouri Baptist in a close contest by a score of 5-4.
The match-ups were very good, but two losses in doubles was too much of a hole to dig out of for the Blazers. Joe Hawkes played an exceptional match at #2 singles, winning the first set using his speed and improved
serve. His opponent upped his game at a pivotal point in the second set - leveling the match and then winning the third as well.
Nathan Stachowski provided the first singles win at #4 beating a very tough left-handed opponent with consistency and effective approaches. Stachowski closed the match out in a second set tiebreaker winning on an overhead smash.
LCCC 4, Missouri Baptist 5
#1D: Stickler/Stachowski lost to Rubinelli/Jannett 8-2
#2D: Hippen/Powless lost to Ownes/Schlafly 8-4
#3D: Hawkes/Tass won over Denton/Genler 8-1
#1S: Kyle Stickler lost to Mike Rubinelli 6-1, 6-2
#2S: Joe Hawkes lost to Nick Jannett 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
#3S: Buddy Hippen lost to Penshand Owens 6-2, 6-2
#4S: Nathan Stachowski won over Geoffrey Schlafly 6-1, 7-6 (5)
#5S: Cordell Powless won over Nick Denton 6-2, 6-3
#6S: Kirk Tass won over Tyler Genler 7-5, 6-2