March 8, 2014

Tight Match Edges Towards George Fox

INDIANS WELLS, CA - An evenly played match went George Fox's way as the Bruins pulled out a 5-4 win over Caltech on Saturday afternoon.

The team's split the six singles matches but George Fox was able to claim victory in two of the three doubles matches.

Caltech No. 1 doubles team of Deashish Joshi and Luka Mernik won 8-6 but the Bruins responded with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles slots.

Sathwick and Ruthwick Pathireddy won in straight sets during their singles matches in straight sets at third and fourth spots. Mernik completed his undefeated day with a hard fought 7-5, 1-6, 11-9 win at the fifth position.

George Fox's top two singles players, Justin McClain and Chris Lilley, won their matches in straight sets. Nick Granton's 6-4, 3-6, 10-5 win over Morgan Lebby at the No. 6 singles match was a critical win as the Bruins won the team match.

The Beaver complete their three-match set in the desert with a Sunday afternoon match against Hardin-Simmons.


George Fox 5, Caltech 4

SINGLES
1. Justin McClain (GFU) def. Devashish Joshi (CALTECH) 6-3, 6-2
2. Chris Lilley (GFU) def. Rushikesh Joshi (CALTECH) 6-3, 6-3
3. Sathwick Pathireddy (CALTECH) def. Preston Mann (GFU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Ruthwick Pathireddy (CALTECH) def. Chace Stalcup (GFU) 6-3, 7-6
5. Luka Mernik (CALTECH) def. Mitchell Mitashiro (GFU) 7-5, 1-6, 11-9
6. Nick Grafton (GFU) def. Morgan Lebby (CALTECH) 6-4, 3-6, 10-5

DOUBLES
1. Luka Mernik/Devashish Joshi (CALTECH) def. Chris Lilley/Justin McClain (GFU) 8-6
2. Preston Mann/Chace Stalcup (GFU) def. Ruthwick Pathireddy/Sathwick Pathireddy (CALTECH) 8-3
3. Mitchell Mitashiro/Nick Grafton (GFU) def. Rushikesh Joshi/Morgan Lebby (CALTECH) 8-6