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    March 29, 1998

    Men's Tennis Competes at Gaucho Classic

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Wildcat men's team, ranked No. 14 nationally, competed at the Gaucho Tennis Classic in Santa Barbara, Calif. The top-seeded 'Cats went 1-2 at the tournament. After defeating Idaho, 4-0, NU fell to #58 SW Louisiana (5-0) and #18 Boise State (4-3) in the next two matches. NU won three singles matches against Boise State. At No. 1 singles, junior Marc Silva, ranked No. 21 nationally, defeated Boise State's David Dalgaard (No. 88), 7-5, 6-4. Senior Alex Witt, ranked No. 16, downed #97 Dave Merkert, 7-6, 6-2. NU freshman Derrick Nguyen won at No. 6 singles.

    Please check tomorrow for up-to-date singles and doubles results from the tournament.