SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Yale defeated Portland by a 5-2 margin in a non-conference men's tennis dual match hosted at the Sacramento State Tennis Courts on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs improve to 10-5 overall, while the Pilots fall to 5-7 on the season.
Yale secured the doubles point with 6-2 wins at the top two positions. Pilot freshmen Sema Pankin and Issa Yoshida were leading by a 5-2 score at No. 3 doubles when the point was decided.
Pankin then recorded a straight sets win at No. 1 singles over Dylan King 7-5, 6-4. Fellow freshman Nicklas Oberg pulled out a three-set super tiebreaker for Portland's other win at No.