DePauw advances to national quarterfinals following 8-1 win over Whitman

DePauw advances to national quarterfinals following 8-1 win over Whitman

May 6, 2007

webelerncaa050607.jpgMay 6, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Eighth-ranked DePauw topped 12th-ranked Whitman, 8-1, and advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals for the second straight year and fourth time in school history. DePauw improved to 22-4 on the season, while the Missionaries wrapped up the season at 24-8.

DePauw faces Middlebury in a May 15 quarterfinal match at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis. Middlebury defeated Amherst 5-2 in today's third round.

The Tigers swept doubles competition as Evan Webeler (pictured) and Scott Swanson topped Phalkun Mam and Matt Solom by an 8-4 score, while Kortney Keith and Jeff Zanchelli defeated Robbie Minday and Christoph Fuchs, 8-3. Bryan Heck and Scott Sandager beat Steven Ly and Jake Cappel at the number three spot by an 8-2 score.

Cappel cut the deficit to 3-1 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Sandager at number five singles, but DePauw won the final five singles matches. Scott Sauer defeated Dan Wilson at number six by a 6-3, 6-4 count and Heck clinched the team win with a 6-4,6-3 victory over Solomon at number four.

Keith battled back from a 5-2 deficit in the first set to win 7-6 (7-5), 6-0 over Ly at number two, while Swanson won over Munday at the number three spot 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7). Webeler closed out the match at number one singles with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Mam.

Tennis Match Results
Whitman College vs DePauw University
May 06, 2007 at DePauw University; Greencastle, Indiana

#8 DePauw University 8, #12 Whitman College 1

 Singles competition 
1. Evan Webeler (DEPAUW) def. Phalkun Mam (WHITMAN) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Kortney Keith (DEPAUW) def. Steven Ly (WHITMAN) 7-6 (7-5), 6-0
3. Scott Swanson (DEPAUW) def. Robbie Munday (WHITMAN) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Bryan Heck (DEPAUW) def. Matt Solomon (WHITMAN) 6-4, 6-3
5. Jake Cappel (WHITMAN) def. Scott Sandager (DEPAUW) 6-3, 6-3
6. Scott Sauer (DEPAUW) def. Dan Wilson (WHITMAN) 6-3, 6-4

 Doubles competition 
1. Evan Webeler/Scott Swanson (DEPAUW) def. Phalkun Mam/Matt Solomon (WHITMAN) 8-4
2. Kortney Keith/Jeff Zanchelli (DEPAUW) def. Robbie Munday/Christoph Fuchs (WHITMAN) 8-3
3. Bryan Heck/Scott Sandager (DEPAUW) def. Steven Ly/Jake Cappel (WHITMAN) 8-2

Match Notes:
Whitman College 24-8; National ranking #12
DePauw University 22-4; National ranking #8
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6,4,2,3,1)
NCAA Division III Men's Tennis Championship Third Round
DePauw advances to NCAA Division III Quarterfinals for second straight year
and fourth in school history.
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