The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team, ranked ninth in Division III, made quick work of Wittenberg University on Saturday afternoon, claiming a 9-0 win over the Tigers at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Spartans improved to 8-1 with the win, while Wittenberg dropped to 6-2 with the loss. Saturday's match marked the fourth sweep of the season for the Spartans.
Case Western Reserve swept through the three doubles matches, with juniors Jonathan Powell and Matthew Chen topping Jake Stockhausen and Brayden Kopp 8-2 at no. 1 doubles, senior Anthony Kanam and junior Neil Mabee earning an 8-3 win at no. 2 doubles over Michael Hall and John DeVito, and sophomore Chaitanya Aduru and Zach Hennessey winning 8-0 at no. 3 doubles against Timmy McNulty and Joe Patton. It was the seventh time through nine matches this season that the Spartans have swept doubles play.
In singles play, Chen bested Kopp in the first match 6-1, 6-3, and sophomore Max Vicario earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Gavin Tay at no. 2 singles. In the third singles match, junior Aris Jhaveri secured a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Hall, and first-year Diego Maza defeated Stockhausen 6-1, 6-2 at fourth singles. Rounding out the sweep, junior Earl Hsieh bested Patton 6-1, 6-2 at fifth singles, and first-year John Kasner topped McNulty 6-1, 6-2 at sixth singles.
The Spartans will be back in action tomorrow, facing 34th-ranked Hobart College at 8:00 a.m. at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion, followed by a 2:00 p.m. match against the University of Rochester at the Mayfield Village Racquet Club in Mayfield Village, Ohio.