ALBION, Mich. – The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team picked up its fifth straight dual match win, 8-1, versus Wabash College (IN) on day one of the Great Lakes Invitational. The Spartans dropped just one singles match and swept the doubles slate to improve to 9-6 overall.
At first singles, junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) defeated Zach Lowry 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 to win his second match in a row. At the two spot, freshman John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton) improved to 12-9 on the season with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Daniel Delgado. The Spartans also picked up points in the fourth position, where freshman Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, IL/John Hershey) defeated Ricky Ritter, 6-4, 6-0. Sophomore Richard Brunsting (Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy) and classmate Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) rounded out the scoring with wins at fifth and sixth singles for the Spartans.
At first doubles, Howe and Healey dispatched Wabash's Wade Miller and Daniel Delgado without dropping a point, 8-0. Carr then teamed up with sophomore Kyle Gerber (Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep) to win a tight 9-8 matchup at second doubles, as junior Rohan Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) and Brunsting took their third doubles contest 8-2 to seal a Spartan sweep in doubles action.
The Spartans will be back in action tomorrow (Saturday, April 9) against Carnegie Mellon University (PA) at 9:00 a.m. That match will take place at Kalamazoo College's (MI) Stowe Stadium.