FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The No. 17 nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team picked up a 9-0 dual match win on Sunday versus Vassar College (N.Y.) during the final day of the Mary Washington Invitational. The Spartans completed a perfect weekend after Saturday victories versus No. 12 North Carolina Wesleyan College and No. 21 Mary Washington.
With Sunday's victory, the Spartans, also ranked No. 3 in the rugged Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region, improve to 3-0 for the young season. With the loss, the Brewers fall to 3-4.
Case picked up all six singles points and dropped just one set. Sophomore Will Drougas (Roanoke, Va./Salem) started things off at first singles with a victory versus Andrew Guzick by a score of 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. At No. 2 singles, freshman Christopher Krimbill (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) blanked Dan Freeman in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Junior Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey) was a winner at third singles against Nick Jasso, 6-1, 6-3. In the fourth slot, junior Derek Reinbold (Carmel, Ind./Park Tudor) moved to 3-0 and defeated Christian Phelps 6-1, 6-2. At fifth singles, freshman Harrison Smith (Knoxville, Tenn./West) also stayed perfect and took down Evan Udine 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Viswajit Simhadri (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook) notched his first collegiate dual victory at sixth singles, 6-0, 6-0 versus Josh Kessler.
The Spartans also picked up all three doubles points. Junior John Healey (Columbia, Md./Atholton) and senior Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) took an 8-2 decision versus Guzick and Freeman. Seniors Alex Solove (Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty) and Richard Brunsting (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) also scored a win at second doubles, 8-3 versus Jasso and Kessler, while Krimbill and Klawitter rounded out the win with an 8-3 decision versus Phelps and Udine.
The Spartans are back in action on Friday-Sunday, February 22-24 at the ultra-competitve DePauw University Invitational in Greencastle, Indiana. Case will battle a trio of nationally-ranked foes in No. 28 DePauw on Friday at 5:30 p.m., No. 29 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and University Athletic Association foe and No. 4 Washington University-St. Louis (Mo.) on Sunday at 9:00 a.m.