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    May 16, 1998

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    Men's Tennis Falls in Semifinals to Minnesota at NCAA Region IV Championships

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Northwestern men's tennis team, seeded second and ranked No. 31 nationally, fell to sixth-seeded Minnesota, 4-2, in the semifinals of the NCAA Region IV Championship. With the loss, the 'Cats end their season with an 18-6 overall record. Minnesota now plays top-seeded Duke in the championship match on Sunday.

    NU lost the doubles point to start the match, falling at the No. 1 and 3 doubles spots. The 'Cats won the No. 2 and No. 3 singles points. Junior Doug Bohaboy, playing at No. 2, defeated Jon Svensson, 7-5, 6-1. At No. 3 singles, senior Ry Tarpley defeated Martin Michalowski, 6-3, 6-3.

    Junior Marc Silva and senior Alex Witt will continue competition when they compete in the NCAA Singles Championship in Athens, Ga., on May 26.

    Minnesota 4, Northwestern 2
    SINGLES
    No. 84 Tom Chicoine (UM) def. No. 33 Alex Witt, 6-1, 6-3 
    No. 31 Marc Silva (NU) vs. Adam Selkirk, suspended 
    Ry Tarpley (NU) def. Martin Michalowski, 6-3, 6-3 
    No. 99 (tie) Doug Bohaboy (NU) def. Jon Svensson, 7-5, 6-1 
    Jorge Duenas (UM) def. Martin Bengtsson, 6-1, 6-2 
    Tyson Parry (UM) def. Brad Erickson, 6-1, 6-4 
    DOUBLES
    Chicoine/Michalowski (UM) def. Witt/Bohaboy, 8-4 
    Silva/Tarpley (NU) vs. Duenas/Parry, suspended 
    Martin Kristoffersen/Selkirk (UM) def. Bengtsson/Derrick Nguyen, 8-4