Boxer Tennis

Team continues successful start by beating three out of four conference opponent

Cody Csulak

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​Pacific University’s Men’s and Women’s Tennis seasons are continuing as both teams have been experiencing success.


​Men’s Tennis has been dominating both in and out of conference matches. Most recently the Boxers beat Pacific Lutheran University, Whitworth University and Puget Sound University. They lost to Whitman College and Division I opponent Seattle University.


​In their match against Whitworth the Boxers won 8-1. They dominated all three of the doubles matches with the pairs of Reyn Miyagawa/Joey Hu, Rayden Murata/Koby Murata and Griffen Fraser/Joey Balleweg. In singles the team won five of the six matches, with key matches won by Murata and Jonathan Chung.


​Against Whitman the men lost 5-4. Throughout the face off the lead went back and forth as both teams were full energy. The whole day was full of close matches, ending in a hard fought and down to the wire loss. Although Pacific was able to win two intense doubles matches and two singles matches.


​The Boxers then had a dominant 8-1 win over Pacific Lutheran. They won two of the doubles matches and swept the first three singles matches, with impressive wins made by Miyagawa, Hu and Garret Katayama.


The team’s energy carried into Sunday, March 17, where they defeated Puget Sound but suffered a loss to Seattle University 6-1. Against Seattle the Boxers won two doubles matches with wins by Miyagawa/Hu and Chung/Sean Murphy. The Boxers continue their season through Spring Break in California where they will face Chapman University, Biola University, Colby College, Occidental College, and University of Redlands.


The Women’s Tennis team hit a a major rough patch, but are still showing strong performances. They have suffered recent losses against Whitworth, Whitman, and Puget Sound.
In the Boxers match against Whitworth they lost 8-1, experiencing tight matches, but ultimately giving up the win.


​In their match against Whitman, they lost 6-3, where they experience match wins by Johanna Wilson, Marissa Hiyashi and Halie Chang. Their match against Puget Sound also resulted in a 6-3 loss, full of tight matches. The Boxers won the first doubles match with the pair of Chantelle Baclay/Hayashi and took an early lead in singles matches with wins by Adrienne Powell and Wilson.


The women will travel to Florida for Spring Break to play against Hobart and William Smith Colleges, University of New Haven, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Luther College and Wellesley College.

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