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TACOMA, Wash. - The Pacific Lutheran University men's tennis squad downed crosstown rival University of Puget Sound for the second time in eight days on Saturday, besting the host Loggers 6-3 at the UPS Tennis Pavilion.
PLU's (2-3, 2-2 Northwest Conference) Ryan Adams and James Okubo grinded out a 9-7 victory at No. 1 doubles over the Loggers' tandem of Joe McRoberts and Riley Inn while Niko Convento and Justin DeMattos cruised to the 8-4 decision at No. 2 doubles.
The Lutes secured four of the six singles matches to secure the win to sweep the season series against Puget Sound. Adams collected the, 7-6, 6-4, victory at No. 1 singles while Convento earned the, 6-4, 6-4, win at No. 2. Okubo encountered little resistance in a, 6-1, 6-1, win at No. 3 while Justin DeMattos exacted revenge at No. 4, winning 6-3, 6-4, against Chris Severt.
"Okubo hit the shot of the year so far with a crushing backhand return in doubles," said Head Coach John Cassens. "Adams, Okubo, and Convento all had solid singles wins and it was great to see DeMattos get revenge on the opponent he lost to last week."
PLU is back in action tomorrow morning, hosting Lewis & Clark College at 10:30 a.m. inside Sprinker Recreation Center.