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    April 25, 1998

    No. 28 Wildcat Men's Tennis Defeats Penn State, 6-1

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Northwestern men's tennis team, ranked No. 28 nationally, defeated Penn State, 6-1. With the win the 'Cats improve to 14-4 overall and 7-2 in the Big Ten. NU swept five of six singles matches and the doubles point en route to the victory. Silva, who is ranked No. 22 nationally, won his fifth-consecutive match by defeating Mike Griesser at No. 1 singles (6-1, 6-3). Silva now has won 21 of his last 22 matches. At No. 2 singles, Witt defeated Colin Sweeton, 6-2, 7-6 (4), to capture his ninth-consecutive win on the season.

    NU hosts Wisconsin on Sun., April 26 in its last dual match of the year.

    SINGLES
    No. 22 Marc Silva (NU) def. Mike Griesser   6-1, 6-3 
    No. 17 Alex Witt (NU) def. Colin Sweeton    6-2, 7-6 (4) 
    No. 82 Doug Bohaboy (NU) def. Mar Dorfuan   7-5, 6-0 
    Martin Bengtsson (NU) def. Eric Medity      6-0, 2-6, 6-0 
    Derrick Nguyen (NU) def. Matt Nielsen       6-4, 6-2 
    Jeff Martini (PSU) def. Brad Erickson       6-3, 3-6, 6-2 
    DOUBLES
    Witt/Bohaboy (NU) def. Sweeton/Dorfuan      9-8 
    Medity/Griesser (PSU) def. Bengtsson/Nguyen     8-6 
    Silva/Austin Brunkhorst (NU) def. Accardi Damon/Martini 8-6