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    April 26, 1998

    Men's Tennis Defeats Wisconsin

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Wildcat men's tennis team, ranked No. 28 nationally, defeated Wisconsin 4-3 at the Johnson Tennis Center. NU swept all three doubles matches en route to 15th win on the year. In his final match at Northwestern, senior Alex Witt, ranked 17th in the nation, lost to Mark Loughrin 6-2, 6-4. Fellow senior Ry Tarpley, playing at the No. 3 spot, defeated David Chang 6-1, 7-5. In No. 2 singles, junior Marc Silva, ranked 22nd nationally, beat John Thomsen 6-3, 6-0. Doug Bohaboy, 82nd nationally and playing in the No. 4 spot, defeated Jeff Malik 6-4, 6-1. Sophomore Martin Bengtsson lost in No. 5 singles to Stefan Reist 7-6 (16), 6-3. Freshman Derrick Nguyen lost a slugfest against Adam Schumacher 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

    All of Northwestern's doubles teams won their matches 8-6.

    SINGLES RESULTS
    1. No. 17 Alex Witt    7-3/29-8   vs. Mark Loughrin    UW 6-2, 6-4
    2. No. 22 Marc Silva   9-1/26-4   vs. John Thomsen    NU 6-3, 6-0
    3. Ry Tarpley      8-1/20-7   vs. David Chang   NU 6-1, 7-5
    4. No. 82 Doug Bohaboy 7-3/26-9   vs. Jeff Malik      NU 6-4, 6-1
    5. Martin Bengtsson   4-5/11-15   vs. Stefan Reist   UW 7-6(16), 6-3
    6. Derrick Nguyen   3-6/8-14   vs. Adam Schumacher   UW 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
    DOUBLES RESULTS
    1. Witt/Bohaboy   5-1/5-1      vs. Loughrin/Schumacher   NU 8-6
    2. Tarpley/Silva   5-1/5-2      vs. Thomsen/Chang      NU 8-6
    3. Bengtsson/Nguyen   4-2/4-2      vs. Malik/Pedersen 
    FINAL
    NU 4
    UW 3
    Northwestern 15-4; 8-2 Big Ten