FULLERTON, Calif. – The Lewis-Clark State College women’s tennis team eased past Hope International 8-1, while the LCSC men’s team was narrowly defeated by Hope’s men 5-4 on Wednesday.
Ranked No. 21 in the NAIA, the LCSC women pulled off the win against the No. 20-ranked Royals without a problem. The Warriors swept the doubles matches and lost only one singles match.
On the men’s side, the No. 17-ranked LCSC men were overcome by the No. 18-ranked Royals, but not by much. Lewis-Clark State won two of the doubles matches, lost its first three singles matches, but won the No. 4 and No. 5 matches to even things up. The No. 6 match between freshman Tyler Orem of LCSC and senior Joey Nedelisky of Hope lasted three sets as Oram took the first set in a tie breaker but fell in the second and third. Nedelisky took the match 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.
1. Jamie Chan - Katharina Marsela (LCSC) def Bettina Radke-Lotta Jurlander (Hope) 9-8
2. Megan Smedley-Rilee Moorhead (LCSC) def Minette Steyn-Britteny Munoz (Hope) 8-0
3. Shefat Baishakhi-Chelsea gay (LCSC) def Kasey Martin-Kelly Galligan (Hope) 8-0
1. Bettina Radke (Hope) def Jamie Chan (LCSC) 6-1 6-0
2. Katharina Marsela (LCSC) def Lotta Jurlander (Hope) 6-3 6-0
3. Shefat Baishakhi (LCSC) def Minette Steyn (Hope) 6-1 6-3
4. Rilee Moorhead (LCSC) def Britteny Munoz (Hope) 6-2 6-0
5. Megan Smedley (LCSC) def Kelly Galligan (Hope) 6-0 6-0
6. Elaine Lee (LCSC) def Kasey Martin *Hope) 6-0 6-0
#17 LCSC men 4 #18 Hope International 5
1. Cedric Dufour - Jonatan Berhane (LCSC) def Henning Thrien-Dominic Tinodi (Hope) 8-4
2. Kevin Lee-Zhia Hwa Chong (LCSC) def Johan Weich-Sebastian Bunescu (Hope) 8-4
3. Rajko Mladenovic - Joel Nedelisky 9Hope) def Oliver Sindayigaya-Tyler Oram (LCSC) 8-4
1. Rajko Mladenovic (Hope) def Cedric Dufour (LCSC) 7-5 6-1
2. Henning Thrien (Hope) def Jonatan Berhane (LCSC) 6-1 6-3
3. Dominic Tinodi (Hope) def Kevin Lee (LCSC) 6-3 7-5
4. Oliver Sindayigaya (LCSC) def Johan Weich (Hope) 6-3 7-6
5. Zhia Hwa Chong (LCSC) def Sebastian Bunescu (Hope) 6-2 6-2
6. Joel Nedelisky (Hope) def Tyler Oram (LCSC) 6-7 6-4 6-3