KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Four singles players and four doubles pairs picked up victories to lead the University of Chicago men's tennis team on the final day of the Western Michigan University Invitational Sunday in Kalamazoo.
Erik Kerrigan, Jeremy Yuan, Justin Lee and Luke Tsai all captured wins in singles play, with Kerrigan, Lee, and Tsai winning in straight sets. Yuan pulled out a gritty victory in his singles match, topping Illinois State's Cameron Peterson in three sets (1-6, 7-5, 10-7) after falling behind.
In doubles, the UChicago teams of Tyler Raclin/Tsai, Kerrigan/Ninan Kumar, Charlie Pei/Alejandro Rodriguez and Peter Leung/Bobby Bethke all won on the final day of the two-day event that featured five NCAA Division I teams, including host WMU, Valparaiso, Butler, Xavier, and Illinois State.
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Erik Kerrigan (UC) def. Greve (Illinois State), 6-4, 6-2.
Bernhard (Illinois State) def. Alejandro Rodriguez (UC), 5-7, 6-4, 10-5.
Jeremy Yuan (UC) def. Petersen (Illinois State), 1-6, 7-5, 10-7.
Justin Lee (UC) def. Cazier (Butler), 6-2, 7-5.
Luke Tsai (UC) def. Dell (Xavier), 6-1, 6-3.
Lee (Xavier) def. Abhin Sharma (UC), 6-4, 6-4.
UChicago vs. Butler
Dragos/Dickson (Butler) def. Erik Kerrigan/Ninan Kumar (UC), 8-3.
Shabat/Gerstein (Butler) def. Abhin Sharma/Justin Lee (UC), 8-2.
Adelakur/Mag (Butler) def. Alejandro Rodriguez/Charlie Pei (UC), 8-6.
Tyler Raclin/Luke Tsai (UC) def. Sullivan/Cazier (Butler), 8-2.
UChicago vs. Valparaiso
Erik Kerrigan/Ninan Kumar (UC) def. Kissell/Gardner, 8-6.
Kenyatte/Ancona (Valpo) def. Abhin Sharma/Justin Lee, 8-7.
Carvajal/Langston (Valpo) def. Tyler Raclin/Jeremy Yuan, 8-2.
Charlie Pei/Alejandro Rodriguez (UC) def. Smith/LaFarve (Xavier), 8-5.
Pecyna/Marino (Valpo) def. Bobby Bethke/Peter Leung (UC), 8-4.
Peter Leung/Bobby Bethke (UC) def. Steiner/Knof (WMU), 8-5.