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February 23, 2007

Stags Advance to Semis of National Indoors

CMS Men's Tennis won its opening round at the ITA National Indoors in St. Peter, MN on Friday, defeating sixth ranked DePauw University 7-2. The Stags were led by sophomore Lawrence Wang (Orange, CA), who won at second doubles with partner Guillaume Schils (Shaker Heights, OH), and then won at #1 singles.

The Stags got out to a 3-0 lead after the doubles with a victory at #2 and two tie-brake wins at #1 and #3. At #3, seniors Eric Chow (Sunnyvale, CA) and Evan Feldhausen (Tucson, AZ) fought back from 6-7 down and their opponents serving for the match.

In the singles, freshman Eric MacColl (Greenbrae, CA) was first to start at #5 singles. MacColl battled back from a set down to secure the Stags victory and put CMS up 5-0. Chow and senior co-captain William Ellison (Shaker Heights, OH) were also singles winners at #2 and #3.

On Saturday, the Stags play tournament host and #2 seed Gustavus Adolphus College at 2:00 PM CST / 12 Noon PST. CMS

CMS 7 vs DePauw 2
1. Ellison / Oehm def Webeler / Swanson 9-8(5)
2. Schils / Wang def Keith / Zanchelli 8-4
3. Chow / Feldhausen def Heck / Sandajer 9-8(1)
CMS led 3-0 after doubles / Order of doubles match completion: #2, #1, #31
1. Lawrence Wang def Evan Webeler 6-3, 6-3
2. William Ellison def Kortney Keith 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
3. Eric Chow def Scott Swanson 7-5, 6-2
4. Mikey Lim lost to Bryan Heck 4-6, 6-2, (10-6)
5. Eric MacColl def Jeff Zanchelli 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
6. Guillaume Schils lost to Scott Sauer 6-3, 6-4
Order of singles match completion: #1, #5, #3, #2, #4, and #6