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Portland Wins Over Idaho State 4-1; Claims 11th Place in Boise Tournament

March 24, 2006

BOISE, Idaho - In a dual that was originally scheduled for Saturday morning, the University of Portland's men's tennis team defeated Idaho State 4-1 on Friday evening at Boise State's Appleton Tennis Center. The win gives the Pilots 11th place in the 16-team Boise State Red Lion Spring Break Tournament.

James Redpath, Joel Kincaid (pictured), Alex Strom, and Carlos Machado each recorded straight-set singles victories over their Bengal opponents. In the No. 1 position, the match between Marc Pijoan and Portland's Matthew Loucks was pulled off the court after the dual had been decided.

The win is Portland's second in its last three matches. The Pilots also beat Nevada by a score of 6-0 on Wednesday in the second game of the tournament. Portland's overall record improves to 7-12 on the season, while Idaho State falls to 7-8.

The Pilots will take the court next at the Eastern Washington Spring Invitational, scheduled for April 7 through April 9 in Cheney, Wash.

NOTES: James Redpath had his team-leading 11th win of the season today ... Matt Loucks is on a three-match singles winning streak ... Loucks leads the team with nine singles victories in dual play ... Scott Kennel, Joel Kincaid, Redpath, and Alex Strom are all tied for second on the team with seven dual singles wins.