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    Nov. 2, 1997

    Alex Witt Advances to Semifinals Rolex Regional

    Witt/Bengtsson To Face No. 1 Seed in Doubles Semifinals

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Northwestern senior Alex Witt has advanced to the semifinals of the Rolex Regional Tennis Championship. Witt, the No. 3 seed, defeated 10th-seeded Matt Wright of Michigan, 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4, and 14th-seeded Mark Loughrin of Wisconsin, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, in third and fourth-round action. Witt will face unseeded Avid Swan of Michigan tomorrow.

    The unseeded doubles team of Witt and sophomore Martin Bengtsson also advanced to the semifinals of the championship. The duo defeated seventh-seeded Brook Blain and Avid Swan of Michigan, 9-8 (1) in the fourth round and will take on top-seeded Brian Patterson and Jakub Pietrowski of Notre Dame tomorrow.