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May 18, 2008

Schils and Wang Win NCAA Doubles Championship

Gui Schils (JR, Shaker Heights, OH) and Larry Wang (JR, Orange) won the NCAA Division III Men's Doubles Championship on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Bryan/Charlie Paukert of Gustavus Adolphus. This is the first title for both and CMS' fifth doubles championship.  Schils and Wang reached the semifinals of the NCAA Championships in 2006 and the quarterfinals in 2007.

The pair had their most difficult match in the first round as they beat Dan Greenberg/Bret Thacher from Williams 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.  They beat the #4 seed - Randy Loden/Kaz Murata of Mary Washington 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and the #1 seed - Jared Kamel/Marc Vartabedian of UC Santa Cruz 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) in the semifinals.  Wang and Schils had played all four teams earlier this season.  They lost to the Williams (March 29) and UC Santa Cruz (April 13) teams and beat the Mary Washington (March 5) and Gustavus Adolphus (March 26) teams earlier this season.  In the team championships, they beat the UC Santa Cruz team in third round play and the Williams team in the quarterfinal round.