With roughly 300 people in attendance the Pacific men’s tennis team won its second straight home dual match with a 5-2 win over Hawai’i on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts. The Tigers improved to 2-1, while Hawai’i dropped to 1-3.
Pacific won the doubles point, when the teams of sophomore Sem Verbeek and freshman Miguel Diaz and sophomores Daniel Alameh and Marlon Brand picking up victories. Alameh, Diaz, and junior Ben Mirkin andErik Cederwall each won in singles for the Tigers.
“It was a very tough match and a great win,” said Pacific Men’s Tennis Head Coach Ryan Redondo. “Hawaii is tough and well coached. It was a lot of fun and great to see some guys step up and pull through. We have a lot to improve on and to continue developing.”
The next stop for the Tigers is a road match at New Mexico on Friday, Feb. 7 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific will look to avenge a heart breaking 4-3 loss to the lobos last year. The Tigers will also play a tough Pac-12 Oregon the following day to complete the trip.