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    April 18, 1998

    Wildcats Topple Michigan, 5-2

    EVANSTON, Ill. - The Wildcat men's tennis team, ranked No. 24 nationally, handed the University of Michigan its first conference loss with a 5-2 victory.

    At No. 1 singles, Alex Witt came from down a break in each set to hold off David Paradzik, 6-4, 7-6 (3). Witt teamed with junior Doug Bohaboy in doubles to defeat Arvid Swan and Brook Blain, 8-6.

    Marc Silva had the easiest match of the day, defeating Matt Wright, 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 2 singles spot. Freshman Derrick Ngyuen defeated John Long, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 6 sinlges, while No. 4 Ry Tarpley broke and then held second set five all to defeat Will Farait, 6-3, 7-5.

    The Wildcat's No. 2 and 3 doubles teams easily defeated Michigan. NU is now 12-4 overall and 5-2 in Big Ten action.

    Scores:
    Witt def Paradzik 6-4, 7-6 (3)
    Silva def. Wright 6-2, 6-2
    Bohaboy lost to Arvid Swan 7-6 (5), 6-3
    Tarpley def Farait 6-3, 7-5
    Bengtsson lost to Brook Blain 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 
    Derrick Nguyen def. John Long 6-4, 6-4
    Witt-Bohaboy def. Swan-Blain 8-6
    Siva-Tarpley def Wright-Jack Raiton 8-3
    Bengtsson-Nguyen def. Paradzik-Farait 8-1