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    April 4, 1998

    No. 14 Wildcat Men's Tennis Defeats Indiana, 5-2

    The Wildcat men's tennis team, ranked No. 14 nationally, downed Big Ten rival Indiana, 5-2 in Bloomington. The 'Cats won five of six singles matches en route to the win.

    Junior Marc Silva, ranked No. 21, won his 17th-consecutive match with a 6-3, 7-6, win over Gabriel Montilla at No. 2 singles. At No. 1 singles, senior Alex Witt, who is 16th nationally, downed Derek Pope in straight sets (6-2, 6-4). Junior Doug Bohaboy, NU's third nationally-ranked player at 63rd, also defeated Indiana's Scott Lippitt in straight sets (6-3, 7-6).

    Northwestern now stands at 9-3 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten action.

    SINGLES
    #16 Alex Witt (NU) def. Derek Pope              6-2, 6-4 
    #21 Marc Silva (NU) def. Gabriel Montilla       6-3, 7-6 
    #63 Doug Bohaoby (NU) def. Scott Lippitt        6-3, 7-6 
    Ry Tarpley (NU) def. George McGill              3-6, 7-5, 6-0 
    Martin Bengtsson (NU) def. Andrew Held          3-6, 7-6, 6-4 
    Ian Arons (IU) def. Derrick Nguyen              4-6, 6-4, 6-2 
    DOUBLES
    Montilla/Pope (IU) def. #17 Bengtsson/Witt              8-6 
    Lippitt/Held (IU) def. Bohaboy/Nguyen                   8-6 
    Ricardo Jordan/Brenden Storey (IU) def. Silva/Tarpley   8-6