Jan. 19, 2014
EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 32 Northwestern cruised past Chicago State 4-0 on Sunday night, sweeping the weekend and moving to 3-0 on the season.
Northwestern easily gained a 1-0 lead in doubles play, where the No. 2 and 3 `Cat teams both swept the competition 6-0. At No. 2, sophomore Mihir Kumar and freshman Alp Horoz beat Uros Pajic and Luis Ulloa, and junior Alberto Zanotti and freshman Strong Kirchheimer defeated Rashley Yeremia and Julian Chavez at No. 3. Freshman Sam Shropshire and sophomore Fedor Baev left their match unfinished 5-1 at No. 1.
The `Cats jumped to a 3-0 lead when Horoz cruised at No. 6 to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Ulloa, and Kumar bested Chavez 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2. Shropshire clinched the match at No. 1, beating Muresan 6-0, 6-1. Kirchheimer, Baev, and Pasareanu left their contests unfinished. Combined, Northwestern dropped only four sets in the completed matches.
Up next, the Wildcats travel to Norman, Okla. on Saturday for the ITA Indoor Qualifying Rounds. Northwestern will face No. 25 Tulsa at 10 a.m.
#32 Northwestern 4, Chicago State 0
1. Sam Shropshire / Fedor Baev (NU) vs. Sergiu Muresan / Mario Noboa (CST) 5-1 (unfinished)
2. Mihir Kumar / Alp Horoz (NU) def. Uros Pajic / Luis Ulloa (CST) 6-0
3. Alberto Zanotti / Strong Kirchheimer (NU) def. Rashley Yeremia / Julian Chavez (CST) 6-0
Order of finish: 2, 3*
1. Sam Shropshire
(NU) def. Sergiu Muresan (CHST) 6-0, 6-1
2. Mihir Kumar
(NU) def. Julian Chavez (CHST) 6-1, 6-0
3. Strong Kirchheimer
(NU) vs. Uros Pajic (CHST) 6-1, 5-1 (unfinished)
4. Fedor Baev
(NU) vs. Mario Noboa (CHST) 6-2, 3-3 (unfinished)
5. Alex Pasareanu
(NU) vs. Rashley Yeremia (CHST) 6-1, 4-1 (unfinished)
6. Alp Horoz
(NU) def. Luis Ulloa (CHST) 6-0, 6-2 Order of finish:
6, 2, 1*
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