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Beavers Fall Battle NCAA DIII opponent George Fox University

3/27/19
ARC-4 George Fox-5
Overall: 10-3 Conference: 7-0

The Beavers began their SoCal trip by facing NCAA DIII #28 ranked George Fox Bruins. The match was a battle from the first point until the last. At #1 doubles, Stephen Guenard/Sam Hall defeated former Beaver Justin Barton, and his partner Alex Namba, 8-2. Younes Kodiji/Tommy Luu were on serve until late in the match at #2, but were broken late and lost the match to Rox Rogers/Jonah Wafula, 8-5. At #3 doubles Micah Erwin/Kaison Lum fell behind early and were unable to get back in to the match, eventually losing 8-2 to another former Beaver, Pete Gibson, and his partner Sam Watt.

The singles was even more competitive and eventually the dual-team match came down to #4 singles to decide the team winner. Highlights for the Beavers included Stephen Guenard putting on a clinic at #2 singles, defeating Keaton Baker 6-3, 6-1. At #5, Tommy Luu was almost as dominant, beating Jonah Wafula 6-3, 6-2. At #3 singles Sam Hall and Rox Rogers had an extremely competitive match, with Hall finally finishing the match 10-5 in the 3rd set match-tiebreak. The last match on was at #4, where Micah Erwin and former Beaver Pete Gibson battled to determine the team winner. After the two warriors split sets, the 10-point breaker went back and forth, with each player raising their level as the match tiebreak progressed. Finally, at 9-8 Gibson forced the error from Erwin, clinching the individual and team match for the Bruins.

It was an incredible match and a great experience for the young Beavers as they will face two of the top teams from SoCal (Riverside and Cerritos) over the next three days.

Position

George Fox University

American River College

Winner

Score

Singles 1

Will Leach

Younes Kodiji

George Fox University

6-4, 6-1

Singles 2

Keaten Baker

Stephen Guenard

American River College

6-3, 6-1

Singles 3

Rox Rogers

Sam Hall

American River College

7-5, 3-6, 1-0(5)

Singles 4

Pete Gibson

Micah Erwin

George Fox University

2-6, 6-4, 1-0(8)

Singles 5

Jonah Wafula

Tommy Luu

American River College

6-3, 6-2

Singles 6

Justin Barton

Kaison Lum

George Fox University

6-1, 6-2

Doubles 1

Justin Barton / Alex Namba

Stephen Guenard / Sam Hall

American River College

8-2

Doubles 2

Rox Rogers / Jonah Wafula

Younes Kodiji / Tommy Luu

George Fox University

8-5

Doubles 3

Pete Gibson / Sam Watt

Micah Erwin / Kaison Lum

George Fox University

8-2