The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team opened the 2015 season at the University of Dayton followed up by matches at Oberlin College this past weekend.
Due to inclement weather, the matches were moved indoors and some matches were unable to be played.
Senior CJ Krimbill opened No. 1 singles with a win over the No. 1 player from Northern Kentucky (7-6, 6-7, 10-5). Krimbill then continued on to win in the second round, received a bye in the third, and lost in the fourth to Simon Jayaram from Dayton.
In flight three of the men's tennis consolation singles, freshman David Zakhodin defeated his opponent 0-6, 7-6 and 1-0 (6). He continued on to win the next match and finished in the third round.
Junior Joshua Dughi competed in the fourth flight of singles entering in the fourth round. He won his first match then lost to his opponent from Chicago in the fifth, but then played another match in which he won 6-2, 6-0.
In flight five, junior Adam Collins and junior Freddy Daum each won a match and in flight six of the singles Phil Gruber completed four matches with four wins. He defeated his Chicago opponent 6-3, 6-1, and the next match 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (8) and finally won the sixth flight of the consolation matches 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (4).
The CWRU No. 1 singles of Krimbill and senior Louis Stuerke fell in the semi-finals of competition, but ended up playing the No.1 Furman team and defeating them 7-5.
The flight three doubles team of Daum and Dughi earned themselves two wins, only falling in the championship match.
At Oberlin, junior Gabriel Murcia, went 5-1 in his matches
The Spartans will now prepare for a weekend of competition at the ITA Regionals from September 25-28 at Washington University in Saint Louis.