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    March 1, 1998

    No. 21 Wildcat Men's Tennis Picks Up Two Wins on the Weekend

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The men's tennis team, ranked No. 21 nationally, picked up two wins this weekend. NU defeated #48 (t) Purdue (5-2) and #62 Ball State (6-1).

    The 'Cats swept three singles matches and the doubles point against the Boilermakers and five of six singles matches and all three doubles matches against the Cardinals.

    Juniors Marc Silva (#1/2), who is ranked #35 nationally, and Ry Tarpley (#4) went 2-0 on the weekend. Silva and junior Doug Bohaboy (#2) and Tarpley and freshman Derrick Nguyen (#3) each went 2-0 in doubles competition. The following are the results

    #21 Northwestern 4, #48 (tie) Purdue 3
    SINGLES
    Jamie Gordon (PU) def. #8 Alex Witt (NU)        6-1, 6-3
    #35 Marc Silva (NU) def. Cris James (PU)        7-5, 6-3
    Derek Myers (PU) def. Doug Bohaboy (NU)         7-5, 6-4
    Ry Tarpley (NU) def. Jason Marshall (PU)        4-6, 7-5, 6-2
    Martin Bengtsson (NU) def. Tushaar Gautam (PU)  7-6, 6-4
    Dan Swan (PU) def. Derrick Nguyen (NU)          6-3, 6-1
    DOUBLES
    #22 James/Myers def. #41 Witt/Bengtsson (NU)    8-6
    Bohaboy/Silva (NU) def. Gordon/Marshall (PU)    9-8
    Nguyen/Tarpley (NU) def. Swan/G.T. Cozad (PU)   8-3
    #21 Northwestern 6, #62 Ball State 1
    SINGLES
    #35 Marc Silva (NU) def. Bryan Smith (BS)       7-5, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5)
    #8 Alex Witt (NU) def. Ryan Baxter (BS)         6-0, 7-6 (4)
    Doug Bohaboy (NU) def. Patrick Vizzone (BS)     7-6 (4), 6-2
    Ry Tarpley (NU) def. Kevin Donovan (BS)         6-1, 7-5
    Juan Fernandez (BS) def. martin Bengtsson (NU)  3-6, 6-4, 6-3
    Brad Erickson (NU) def. J.D. Hall (BS)          7-5, 3-6, 7-5
    DOUBLES
    #41 Witt/Bengtsson (NU) def. Smith/Vizzone (BS) 9-8 (5)
    Silva/Bohaboy (NU) def. Baxter/Donovan (BS)     8-6
    Tarpley/Nguyen (NU) def. Fernandez/Hall (BS)    8-6