DePauw Advances to NCAA Third Round with Win over Wheaton
May 3, 2008
May 3, 2008, St. Louis, Mo. - The 16th-ranked Tigers advanced to the NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship third round following a 5-1 second-round win over Wheaton (Ill.) at Washington-St. Louis.
DePauw improved to 19-6 with the win, while the Thunder finished the season at 14-7. The Tigers take on fifth-ranked Washington in Saturday's Noon CDT third-round match. The Bears defeated Grinnell, 5-1, in today's other second-round contest. Sunday's winner advances to the national quarterfinals.
Wheaton's lone point came at number-one doubles as Josh Williams and Justin Miller topped Kortney Keith and Scott Swanson by an 8-5 score.
DePauw took a 2-1 lead after the number three doubles squad of Cameron Nash and Hunter Schouweiler defeated David Warren and Jordan Williams, 8-4, and the number two tandem of Will Gates and Bryan Heck beat Davis Moore and Ian Kirchner, 8-3.
Swanson defeated Miller by a 6-2, 6-4 score at number two singles before Evan Hunter topped Warren by a 6-4, 6-1 count at the number five slot. Scott Sauer wrapped up the win by defeating Kirchner 6-4, 6-1 at number four.
Wheaton College vs DePauw University May 3, 2008 at St. Louis, Mo. (Tao Tennis Center) #16 DePauw University 5, Wheaton College 1 Singles competition 1. Kortney Keith (DEPAUW) vs. Josh Williams (WHEATON) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0, unfinished 2. Scott Swanson (DEPAUW) def. Justin Miller (WHEATON) 6-2, 6-4 3. Bryan Heck (DEPAUW) vs. Davis Moore (WHEATON) 6-3, 4-5, unfinished 4. Scott Sauer (DEPAUW) def. Ian Kirchner (WHEATON) 6-4, 6-1 5. Evan Hunter (DEPAUW) def. David Warren (WHEATON) 6-4, 6-1 6. Will Gates (DEPAUW) vs. Jordan Williams (WHEATON) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished Doubles competition 1. Josh Williams/Justin Miller (WHEATON) def. Kortney Keith/Scott Swanson (DEPAUW) 8-5 2. Will Gates/Bryan Heck (DEPAUW) def. Davis Moore/Ian Kirchner (WHEATON) 8-3 3. Cameron Nash/Hunter Schouweiler (DEPAUW) def. David Warren/Jordan Williams (WHEATON) 8-4 Match Notes: Wheaton College 14-7 DePauw University 19-6; National ranking #16 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,5,4) 2008 NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship Second RoundBack