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April 13, 2012

Pacific Cruises Past Lutes in Men's Tennis

Visiting Pacific University showed why it occupies second place in the Northwest Conference men's tennis standings on Friday afternoon, defeating Pacific Lutheran, 8-1, at the PLU tennis courts.

The Boxers, ranked No. 11 in the West Region of Division III tennis, improved to 12-5 overall and to 10-1 in the conference, while the Lutes are now 6-10 overall and 4-7 in the NWC.

PLU's only victory came at No. 6 singles where Kyle McKee defeated Evan Liu in a pro set, 8-4. All of the other singles matches went to the Boxers in straight sets, that after Pacific had swept through doubles play. The closest doubles match came at No. 1 where Dan Cotton and Luke Olson dropped an 8-5 decision to Troy Zuroske and Giancarlo Battaglia.

Pacific Lutheran closes its 2012 season on Saturday when it hosts the Willamette Bearcats in a match scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m. at the PLU courts.

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