Spartan Men's Tennis Team Draws Fourth Seed at Upcoming Great Lakes Invite

ALBION, Mich. – The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team will travel to the 2011 Great Lakes Invitational this weekend (Friday-Saturday, April 8-9) and will compete against some of the best Division III competition in the region. The two-day, 12-team tournament will be hosted by Albion College (MI) and Kalamazoo College (MI) with matches taking place at 10 different indoor and outdoor courts across southern Michigan.

The Spartans, ranked seventh in the March 17 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Rankings, drew the fourth seed overall and received a first round bye on Friday morning.

Case will play its first match on Friday afternoon. The location of the match will be weather-contingent, but the Spartans will face the winner of No. 6-seed Wabash College (IN) or No. 10 seed Albion College (MI). If played indoors, the Spartans will play at 1:00 p.m. in the Michigan Athletic Club in Lansing. The outdoor match would take place at Western High School in Parma at 2:00 p.m.

Competition will resume on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. with matchups to be determined.

Junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) is currently ranked No. 17 in the region and has posted a 10-13 overall record competing mostly at No. 1 singles. Freshman John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton) is 11-9 competing at both the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.

In doubles play, Healey and sophomore Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights)are fourth in the region, while Carr and sophomore Kyle Gerber (Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep) are 25th.