Pilots Cap Busy Weekend with Win over Idaho State

t Match: Northern Arizona 2/25/2023 | 10:00 AM Subsequent Match Full Schedule Feb. 25 (Sat) / 10:00 AM Northern Arizona

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland males’s tennis workforce completed off an action-packed weekend with a 5-2 residence victory over the Idaho State Bengals on Sunday on the Louisiana Pacific Tennis Middle.The Pilots dropped an in depth match to convention rival San Diego at residence on Friday earlier than defeating a tricky UNLV workforce 4-1 in Seattle on Saturday. With Sunday’s win the Pilots enhance to 4-3, whereas the Bengals fall to 3-5.The heavy schedule confirmed early as Portland dropped the doubles level. The Pilot No. 3 doubles tandem of Nicolas Ocana and Oscar Brown picked up a 6-2 win, however Idaho State received the opposite two matches to take the early 1-0 lead.”I believe a mixture of three matches in three days, our opponent taking part in effectively, in addition to us being actually flat led to a very poor doubles efficiency by us,” Portland head coach Aaron Gross stated. “The best way we responded within the singles was very constructive, however I do not suppose that we will count on to get away with that towards our convention opponents.”Ocana set the tone with a 6-3, 6-1 singles win over Andreas Kramer at No. 3 to even the rating. The Bengals briefly regained the lead with a victory at No. 2 singles, however Sema Pankin grinded out a 6-4, 7-6 win on the prime of the lineup to make it a 2-2 workforce rating.Brown continued his stellar play with a snug 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 4 after which Maxim Groysman supplied the clinching level for the second day in a row with a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 6. Nikolas Tvedt capped the scoring with a 6-4, 6-2 win on the No. 5 place.”Nik Tvedt has continued to make a giant soar in his recreation,” Gross stated. “Max has been an enormous addition and Nic Ocana and Oscar Brown have been actually constant. I believe us struggling slightly bit on the larger a part of the lineup helps make our decrease guys come by way of in more durable scenario. Sema and Lefty have been so constant over the past couple of years and have actually anchored our leads in our residence matches that typically by the point the decrease guys get on the court docket there is not a number of stress. At present was a kind of days that they needed to come by way of they usually did.”The Pilots will return residence to host the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. Dwell video and scoring hyperlinks can be found at PortlandPilots.com.1. #72 Sema Pankin (POR) def. Patrick Kristensen (ISU) 6-4, 7-6 (2)2. Valentino De Pellegrin (ISU) def. Eleftherios Neos (POR) 6-4, 6-33. Nicolas Ocana (POR) def. Andreas Kramer (ISU) 6-3, 6-14. Oscar Brown (POR) def. Wikus Robbertse (ISU) 6-2, 6-25. Nikolas Tvedt (POR) def. Victor Sklenka (ISU) 6-4, 6-26. Maxim Groysman (POR) def. Hiroki Fujita (ISU) 6-0, 6-31. Kramer/De Pellegrin (ISU) def. Pankin/Tvedt (POR) 7-6 (5)2. Kristensen/Robbertse (ISU) def. Neos/Issa Yoshida (POR) 6-23. Ocana/Brown (POR) def. Fujita/Ethan Lye (ISU) 6-2Idaho State 3-5Portland 4-3Order of end: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,2,1,4,6,5)Safe your spot now for any upcoming Portland Pilots ticketed residence occasion by visiting PortlandPilots.com/Tickets or by downloading the Portland Pilots App. For group and fan expertise bundle data, e-mail pilotsboxoffice@up.edu Followers concerned with making a contribution to the Pilot Athletic Fund can accomplish that by clicking right here . Your present immediately helps our almost 300 student-athletes as they try to make a distinction in our group and obtain educational and athletic excellence. Thanks for help of Pilot Athletics!Get the most recent information and details about your favourite College of Portland athletic applications by visiting PortlandPilots.com . You can even comply with alongside for probably the most dynamic protection and team-centric content material by following us on Twitter , liking us on Fb , and following us on Instagram

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