CHARLESTON, S.C. – The nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team dropped two 6-1 decisions against Division I foes, Saint John's University (NY) and James Madison University (VA), on day two of its spring break trip on Tuesday, March 8 at the Earle Tennis Center.
In the day's first tilt, the Spartans squared off against No. 64 Saint John's and picked up a point at sixth singles from freshman Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, IL/John Hershey), who moved to 11-8 overall on the season after getting the best of the Red Storm's Dustin Goldenberg in a three-set thriller 6-2, 4-6, 10-3.
Klawitter also teamed up with sophomore Richard Brunsting (Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy) to defeat Mischa Koran and Goldenberg, 8-3, at third doubles.
The Spartans earned the doubles point, but were swept in singles play against JMU in the day's second match.
Junior Rohan Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) and freshman John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton) took the first doubles contest 8-6 against the Dukes' Matt King and Bertrand Moulin, while Brunsting and junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) were victorious at the three spot by the same score.
With the losses, Case has now suffered three straight setbacks, all by the same score and all against D-I opponents. The Spartans are 4-6 overall in dual match play and will have a ten day layover before hitting the courts again against Adrian College (MI) on Friday, March 18. First serve is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.