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    April 11, 1998

    No. 24 Men's Tennis Falls To Unranked Minnesota

    Wildcats drop four of six singles matches.

    EVANSTON, Ill. - The Wildcat men's tennis team, ranked No. 24 nationally, fell to unranked Minnesota, 4-3 at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center. The Gophers took four of six singles matches, all but one of them coming in three set matches.

    Playing at No. 1 singles, Marc Silva, ranked No. 23 nationally, was upset by Tom Chicoine 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Alex Witt, ranked No. 18 nationally, cruised to an easy first set before, narrowly winning the second set and the match 6-2, 7-6 (5).

    The Wildcats took the doubles point with Silva teaming with Ry Tarpley to defeat Tyson Parry and Jorge Duenas 8-5. Martin Bengtsson and Derrick Nguyen defeated Adam Selkirk and Martin Kristoffersen 8-5.

    The only other Wildcat to win a singles match was No. 3 Doug Bohaboy, who overcame a slow start to defeat Martin Michalowski, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

    SINLGES
    Tom Chicoine (UM) def. #23 Marc Silva       6-4, 3-6, 6-2
    #18 Alex Witt (NU) def. Adam Selkirk      6-2, 7-6 (5)
    #79 Doug Bohaboy (NU) def. Martin Michalowski   1-6, 6-3, 6-2
    Jon Svensson (UM) def. Ry Tarpley      6-4, 6-4
    Jorge Duenas (UM) def. Martin Bengtsson      3-6, 6-1, 6-3
    Marin Kristoffersen (UM) def. Derrick Nguyen6-7, 6-2, 6-1 
    DOUBLES
    Chicoine/Michalowski (UM) def. Witt/Bohaboy   8-6
    Silva/Tarpley (NU) def. Jason Parry/Duenas   8-5
    Bengtsson/Nguyen (NU) def. Selkirk/Kristoffersen   8-5