Spartan Men's Tennis Sweeps JCU for Second Straight Win
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis teams won in a second straight sweep, defeating local rival John Carroll University on Saturday, March 26 at the Cleveland Skating Club. The 9-0 win improved the No. 21 nationally-ranked Spartans to 6-6 on the season.
At first singles, junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) took down Matthieu Menard, 6-1, 7-5 for his ninth win of the season. At the two spot, freshman John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton) also won over Ryan Mullaney 6-2, 6-4 and junior Rohan Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) took his match at third singles 6-2, 8-5.
Sophomore Kyle Gerber (Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep) did not drop a set against Rico Certo and rolled 6-0, 6-0 at the four spot. Sophomore Richard Brunsting (Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy) followed with a 6-1, 6-0 dismissal of JCU's Michael Hulseman. Freshman Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, IL/John Hershey) then finished off the sixth singles point with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Hunter Pellegrini.
In doubles play, the Spartans were equally dominant and won all three contests by at least three points.
Healey and Howe were 8-5 winners at first doubles over Mullaney and Chad Ruehs, while Gerber and Carr followed with an 8-4 victory against Menard and Certo. Patel and Brunsting picked up the final doubles point for Case with an 8-5 decision versus Hulseman and Pellegrini.
The Spartans will hit the road next to face Grove City College (PA) on Wednesday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m.