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Originally published Friday, January 18, 2013 at 10:29 PM

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SPU gymnastics falls despite career-best performance

It was a good day for Shannon Escarra, who won three of four events plus the all-around and set two career highs on Friday, but not so good...

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It was a good day for Shannon Escarra, who won three of four events plus the all-around and set two career highs on Friday, but not so good for her Seattle Pacific team, which lost to Air Force in its home-opening women's gymnastics meet.

Air Force won the dual meet in Brougham Pavilion with 190.100 points. SPU was less than point behind at 189.425.

Escarra, a sophomore, won the vault with a 9.725, the balance beam with a no-fall routine that earned a 9.725, and the floor exercise with a 9.775.

Her all-around total was 38.600. That was well ahead of last week's 36.475 in the season-opener at Sacramento State — her first college all-around performance. Escarra's vault score on Friday was a career high, and her floor score tied a career high.

UW tennis comes back at Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — Almost four hours after play began, Max Manthou capped a Washington comeback as the Huskies defeated Tulsa on its home court, 4-3. After being dominated in doubles, the UW used its singles matches to scrape out an early-season win.

Manthou barely edged Grant Ive, winning 11-9 in a third-set tiebreak to earn the win for Washington. Manthou won the first set 6-2, but dropped the second set, 6-3. In set three, Manthou and Ive traded rallies, taking the final set into a tiebreak until Manthou finally won.

Also winning singles matches were Kyle McMorrow, Viktor Farkas and Jeff Hawke. McMorrow won No. 79 of his career to move into a tie for eighth all-time at Washington. He defeated No. 34 Japie De Klerk of Tulsa, 7-6, 6-0.

Farkas, playing at No. 3 singles, defeated No. 68 Alejandro Espejo, 6-2, 6-2.

Jeff Hawke defeated Tristan Jackson, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, playing at No. 6 singles.

Men's basketball

No. 11 Northwest won at Corban, 56-45.

Women's basketball

Corban led the entire second half en route to a 73-65 Cascade Conference win over visiting Northwest.

Men's swimming

Seattle U beat North Dakota, but fell to Wyoming and host Air Force in a quad meet.

Women's swimming

Seattle U fell to host Air Force and North Dakota in a three-school meet.

From sports-information reports.

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