Four CWRU Tennis Players Head to Kalamazoo for NCAA Individuals

Four CWRU Tennis Players Head to Kalamazoo for NCAA Individuals

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Case Western Reserve University will send four members of the men's and women's tennis teams to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the NCAA Division III Individual Tennis Championships, as senior CJ Krimbill and sophomore Nithya Kanagasegar will be competing in the singles draws, and will be joined by senior Louis Stuerke and senior Sara Zargham, respectively, in the doubles competition.

Competition at the NCAA Championships, hosted by Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, will begin on Thursday, May 26th, and continue through Saturday, May 28th, when men's and women's singles and doubles champions will be crowned.

Fans can follow the action with live video of select matches at http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule.  In addition, a link for live results from the matches will be posted to the official tournament website at http://hornets.kzoo.edu/tournaments/tennis/2015-16/index.  The website also features links to each of the complete draws.

Krimbill and Stuerke will enter the men's doubles tournament as the top-seeded duo in the draw, and will open play at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday against the University of Texas – Tyler's Arthur Fagundes and Frankie Fischer.  The Spartans' pairing has won 14 straight matches and gone 30-5 together this season, and is the top-ranked doubles team in the Central Region.  Fagundes and Fischer are ranked fourth in the West Region, and are 14-5 together this season.  The winning team from the round of 16 will advance to the quarterfinals on Friday at 3:00 p.m. to face the winner of the match between Luke Tercek and Luke Trinka of Bowdoin and Michael Buxbaum and Jeremy Dubin of Johns Hopkins.

Krimbill was also seeded eighth in the singles draw, and will open play at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday against Oglethorpe University's CJ Antonio, with the winner advancing to the round of 16 match later in the day to face the winner of the first-round match between Texas-Tyler's Fagundes and Bates' Ben Rosen.  Krimbill is ranked third in the Central Region and is 29-5 overall during the year, while Antonio is ranked fourth in the Atlantic South Region and is 13-2 on the year.

Kanagasegar, 15-10 on the season and ranked seventh in the Central Region, will begin competition in the women's singles draw on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. against Caroline Ward of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, ranked fourth in the West Region.  The winner of the match will advance to face the winner of the first-round match between second-seeded Eudice Chong of Wesleyan (Conn.) and Brooke Tsu of Carnegie Mellon later in the day on Thursday.

In the women's doubles draw, Kanagasegar and Zargham will face Kait Brogan and Shelby Harris of Mary Washington in the round of 16 on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.  Kanagasegar and Zargham are 12-7 together this season, and are ranked third in the Central Region, while Brogan and Harris are second in the Atlantic South Region and are 23-3 on the year.  The winning team will advance to Friday's quarterfinal match against the winner of Thursday's match between fourth-seeded Tiffany Cheng and Joulia Likhanskaia of Bowdoin and Marie Lutz and Liza Southwick of Trinity.

A recap of the Spartans' performances and results from each match will be posted to athletics.case.edu at the end of each day.