GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Freshman Christopher Krimbill (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) went a combined 2-0 to lead the No. 17 nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team to yet another victory versus a Top-30 opponent in a 6-3 triumph versus No. 29 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday afternoon during day two of the 2013 DePauw Invitational at the Lilly Center.
The Spartans improve to 5-0 and have posted a quartet of victories versus nationally-ranked opponents during the first two weekends of the season. The team will conclude the weekend on Sunday, February 24 versus University Athletic Association foe and No. 4 nationally-ranked Washington University-St. Louis (Mo.) at 9:00 a.m. on the campus of DePauw.
In doubles play, the Spartans swept all three points beginning with an 8-4 victory at No. 1 by senior Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) and junior John Healey (Columbia, Md./Atholton) versus Ben Shklyar and Mitch Osborne.
The No. 2 duo of senior Kyle Gerber (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Preparatory) and Krimbill were tested but pulled out a 9-8 (7-3) decision versus Byron Balkin and Andrew Bayliss.
In singles play, the Warhawks swept the top two spots to pull to within a 3-2 score. However, Krimbill claimed a straight-set 6-2, 6-2 win versus McGlashen. UW-Whitewater pulled to within one, 4-3, with a win at No. 4, but junior Derek Reinbold (Carmel, Ind./Park Tudor) was victorious at No. 5 (6-3, 7-5) versus Bayliss, and freshman Harrison Smith (Knoxville, Tenn./West) posted the team's sixth point at No. 6 with a 6-4, 6-1 victory versus Osborne.
Following tomorrow's match with Washington U., the Spartans will play five matches in two days during the Hope/Kalamazoo Shootout beginning on Friday, March 1 with a match versus Ohio Northern University at 12:00 p.m. in Michigan.