No. 6 Spartans Take Down No. 19 Gustavus Adolphus to Close Stag-Hen Invitational

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The No. 6 Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team returned to its winning ways with a 6-3 victory over No. 19 Gustavus Adolphus College at the 2016 Stag-Hen Invitational on Saturday morning in Claremont, California to conclude their spring break trip.

With the win, the Spartans are now 11-3 overall.

No. 6 CWRU 6, No. 19 Gustavus Adolphus 3
The No.  1 doubles team of seniors CJ Krimbill and Louis Stuerke was back in action with a 8-3 win over Gustavus' Andres Saenz and Mohanad Alhouni. With an 8-6 win for the Spartans at third doubles, juniors James Fojtasek and Phil Gruber defeated Mitch Elofson and David Hagberg to give the Spartans a 2-1 edge heading into doubles play.

Fojtasek and Stuerke picked up wins for the Spartans at second singles and fourth singles, respectively. Fojtasek outplayed Saenz in straight sets (6-1, 6-3) and Stuerke earned a victory over Elofson also in straight sets (7-5, 6-2). After winning the first set 6-1, junior Joshua Dughi dropped the second set 4-6. Dughi picked up his momentum in the third and rallied for a 6-0 win for the Spartans. Junior Kevin Dong also added a point for the Spartans defeating Tommy Entwistle 7-5, 6-4 at fifth sinlges. 

After a brief break from competition, the Spartans will return to action on Saturday, March 26 with matches against NCAA Division I schools IUPUI (10:00 a.m.) and Butler University (1:00 p.m.) in Indianapolis, Indiana.