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Warriors Block Out Noise in Win at Whitworth

Randy Isbelle, Sports Information Intern | LCSC

SPOKANE, Wash. – The (RV) Lewis-Clark State Men’s Tennis team saw three singles contests pushed to a third set but were victorious 7-2 against NCAA Division III opponent Whitworth on Monday.

The win improved the Warriors record to 4-6 on the year.

“It’s always a challenge to play in the Whitworth bubble. We handled it well today as a team.” coach Kai Fong said. “The noise level in the bubble can resonate loudly with their vocal supporters and that’s exactly what I wanted the players to learn to neutralize mentally.”

Maksim Matyrnyi won the opening set in No. 2 singles before dropping the second set to Nathan Tjelle. Matyrnyi bounced back for a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory.

Malte Sommer lost the first set in No. 3 singles but rallied past Payton Romey for a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win. Thomas Schaap went to a third set tiebreaker with Jess Weaver in No. 5 singles before getting the win 2-6, 6-3, 11-9.

Austin Swing and Sommer teamed up to win No. 2 doubles 8-4 while Alvaro Camino and Andy Wu won in No. 3 singles 8-2.



1.       Nathan Tjelle/Henry Preatcher (WU) def. Maksim Matyrnyi/Thomas Schaap (LCSC) 8-4

2.       Austin Swing/Malte Sommer (LCSC) def. Ethan Warring/Payton Romey (WU) 8-4

3.       Alvaro Camino/Andy Wu (LCSC) def. Lance Dunn/Jess Weaver (WU) 8-2


1.       Ethan Warring (WU) def. Austin Swing (LCSC) 7-6, 6-4

2.       Maksim Matyrnyi (LCSC) def. Nathan Tjelle (WU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2

3.       Malte Sommer (LCSC) def. Payton Romey (WU) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

4.       Alvaro Camino (LCSC) def. Henry Preacher (WU)6-2, 6-3

5.       Thomas Schaap (LCSC) def. Jess Weaver (WU) 2-6, 6-3, 11-9

6.       Andy Wu (LCSC) def. Lance Dunn (WU) 6-1, 6-1