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    Northwestern Bows Out of ITA Regional Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM With teammate Alberto Zanotti, Strong Kirchheimer reached the third round of doubles competition.
    With teammate Alberto Zanotti, Strong Kirchheimer reached the third round of doubles competition.

    Oct. 19, 2013


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    COLUMBUS, Ohio. -- Northwestern finished competition at the ITA Regional Championships on Saturday after the second and third rounds of singles and doubles play. The `Cats leave Ohio State after making sweet-sixteen appearances in both draws.

    The day opened with a singles consolation round, in which freshman Strong Kirchheimer topped Michigan State's Will Davis 6-2, 6-2. Sophomore Fedor Baev fell to David Vieyra of DePaul 6-2, 6-2.

    In the second round of the singles draw, sophomore Mihir Kumar beat Dan Mamalat of Marquette 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Ohio State's Kevin Metka topped junior Alex Pasareanu 6-4, 6-1, and freshman Sam Shropshire fell to Metka's teammate Marko Goles-Babic in a tough contest 7-6, 7-6. Freshman Konrad Zieba was knocked out by second seeded Greg Andrews of Notre Dame 6-3, 7-5.

    Advancing into the third round, Kumar battled in his third, three-set match of the tournament. He ultimately fell to the #4 seed, Ohio State's Chris Diaz, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0.

    In doubles competition, two Wildcat pairs reached the Round of 16. Kirchheimer-Zanotti defeated Isaaks-Gomez Islinger of Green Bay 8-5 in the second round before getting knocked out by Notre Dame's Lawson-Andrews 8-1. The duo of Shropshire-Kumar beat Wisconsin's Sprecher-Jalaov 8-5 in the second round, but fell to Jesse-Gosea of Illinois 8-4. Horoz-Zieba bowed out in the second round after falling to Toledo's Singnil-Sisko 8-4.

    A complete listing of Saturday's Northwestern results is below.

    For the complete schedule and more information about the tournament, visit the tournament page.

    The Wildcats return to action next week, Oct. 25-28, at the Big Ten Singles Championships hosted by Purdue University.

    Singles Consolation Round

    David Vieyra (DePaul) def. Fedor Baev (NU), 6-2, 6-2

    Strong Kirchheimer (NU) def. Will Davis (Michigan State), 6-2, 6-2

    Singles Second Round

    Kevin Metka (Ohio State) def. Alex Pasareanu (NU), 6-4, 6-1

    Marko Goles-Babic (Ohio State) def. Sam Shropshire (NU), 7-6, 7-6

    Mihir Kumar (NU) def. Dan Mamalat (Marquette), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2

    Greg Andrews (Notre Dame) def. Konrad Zieba (NU), 6-3, 7-5

    Singles Third Round

    Chris Diaz (Ohio State) def. Mihir Kumar (NU), 6-7, 6-3, 6-0

    Doubles Second Round

    Kirchheimer-Zanotti (NU) def. Isaaks-Gomez Islinger 8-5 (Green Bay), 8-5

    Shropshire-Kumar (NU) def. Sprecher-Jalaov (Wisconsin), 8-5

    Singnil-Sisko (Toledo) def. Horoz-Zieba (NU), 8-4

    Doubles Third Round

    Lawson-Andrews (Notre Dame) def. Kirchheimer-Zanotti (NU), 8-1

    Jesse-Gosea (Illinois) def. Shropshire-Kumar (NU), 8-4


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