INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – The Lewis-Clark State (ID) men's tennis team earned its second win of the season. This win was exponentially greater than earlier in the season as the Warriors defeated No. 4 seeded Biola 5-2 in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals.
With the win, the defending GSAC Tournament champions advance to the semifinals and will take on No. 1 seeded Arizona Christian Wednesday at 9 a.m.
The match didn't start off well for the Warriors. The Eagles claimed two of the three doubles matches to take a 2-1 lead heading into singles play. The tournament format only requires a team to reach five points and the match is settled.
Jeff Su and Ignacio Salom were the victors in the doubles match winning 9-7 at No. 1 Doubles.
Su made quick work of Lucas Lee in No. 1 Singles winning 6-2 as the match was tied 2-2. Salom followed with an 8-6, 6-2 win at No. 2 Singles. A pair of 3-set matches settled the rest and helped the Warriors clinch. Daniel de Lorenzo defeated his No. 6 Singles counterpart 0-6, 6-5, 7-5 while Yonas Woldetsadik gave the Warriors the win with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 match at No. 3 Singles.
#5 Lewis-Clark State ID 5, #4 Biola 2
04/18/17 at Indian Wells, CA (Indian Wells Tennis Garden)
1. SU, Jeff (LCSC) def. LEE, Lucas (BU) 6-2, 6-2
2. SALOM, Ignacio (LCSC) def. JAMES, Derek (BU) 8-6, 6-2
3. WOLDETSADIK, Yonas (LCSC) def. WESTWOOD, Phil (BU) 2-6, 6-1, 7-5
4. TURNQUIST, Joe (BU) vs. SALAZAR, Roberto (LCSC) 7-5, 6-6, unfinished
5. GARCIA, David (BU) vs. CHIN, Tony (LCSC) 3-4, 8-6, unfinished
6. DE LORENZO, Daniel (LCSC) def. ZORIC, Milos (BU) 0-6, 6-4, 7-5
1. SU, Jeff/SALOM, Ignacio (LCSC) def. LEE, Lucas/JAMES, Derek (BU) 9-7
2. WESTWOOD, Phil/MOUNTAIN, Luke (BU) def. SALAZAR, Roberto/CHIN, Tony (LCSC) 8-1
3. GARCIA, David/ZORIC, Milos (BU) def. WOLDETSADIK, Yonas/CURTIS, George (LCSC) 8-6
#5 Lewis-Clark State ID 2-11
#4 Biola 8-14
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,2,6,3)
GSAC Tournament Quarterfinal 2
Doubles Played First