Spartan Tennis Drops a Pair of Dual Matches versus Chicago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Case Western Reserve University men's and women's tennis teams dropped a pair of dual matches against the University of Chicago (IL) on Friday, February 4 at the University of Notre Dame's Eck Tennis Center. The men fell to the seventeenth-ranked Maroons by a team score of 6-3, while the women were defeated 9-0.

The Spartan men, ranked eleventh regionally, managed to take two singles matches and another at doubles, but dropped to 1-2 on the season in dual matches with the loss. The women's squad moved to 3-1 overall after its first loss of the 2010-11 season.

Freshman John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton) was a winner at third singles over Alex Golovin by a score of 6-3, 6-2 as sophomore Richard Brunsting (Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy) claimed another win at the five spot for Case, defeating Harrison Abrams 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

At doubles, Case took the No. 1 matchup as Healey and sophomore Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) narrowly edged Troy Brinker and Jan Stefanski by a tally of 9-8 (9-7).

On the women's side, sophomores Erika Lim (Fullerton, CA/Fullerton Union) and Emily Pham (Mason, OH/Mason) fell 8-4 at first doubles to back-to-back defending NCAA Division III doubles champions, Chrissy Hu and Kendra Higgins.   

Next up for Case will be another dual match, this time against Kenyon College, on Saturday, Feb. 19. Opening serve is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.