Poets fall to 7th ranked Case Western 6-3

Poets fall to 7th ranked Case Western 6-3

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College men's tennis team dropped their second straight match Saturday afternoon as they fell 6-3 to No. 7 Case Western Reserve. 

In doubles, the No. 1 team of senior Julian Seneviratne and freshman David Konstantinov remain unbeaten this season as they again held on late for an 8-5 victory over Healey and Howe. 

After falling 8-3 at No. 2 doubles, the Poets missed an opportunity to go up 2-1 when they led 7-4 at No. 3 doubles with the team of Shogo Shimizu and Matthew Herron but in the end they fell 9-8 (3).

In singles Chris Schommer and Herron got back on track after falling to Villanova on Thursday afternoon.  After a straights set victory for Herron at No. 4 6-2, 6-1, Schommer followed with a three set victory winning 6-4, 0-6, 6-4 giving the Poets their third point on the afternoon.

At No. 5 singles, freshman Samuel Farmer saw match point opportunities in a third set tiebreaker that would have evened the match at four but he was unable to capitalize off either falling 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (6).     

"We showed we can play with anyone in the country today," said Bojalad, "We have much work to do in improving overall character and emotional control in pressure situations. This will be a major focus of this team from here on out."

Whittier returns to the court this Tuesday, March 9 when they host No. 23 Swarthmore beginning at 3:00pm.  


1.       J. Seneviratne/D. Konstantinov (WC) def. J. Healey/N. Howe (CW) 8-5

2.       K. Gerber/C. Krimbill (CW) def. C. Schommer/A. Hansen (WC) 8-3

3.       A. Solove/R. Brusting (CW) def. M.Herron/S. Shimizu (WC) 9-8(3)


1.       C. Krimbill (CW) def. J. Seneviratne (WC) 6-2, 3-6 6-2

2.       W. Dougas (CW) def. David Konstantinov 6-4, 6-4

3.       C. Schommer (WC) def. K. Gerber (CW) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4

4.       M. Herron (WC) def. E. Klawitter (CW) 6-2, 6-1

5.       D. Reinbold (CW) def. S. Farmer (WC) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(6)

6.       H. Smith (CW) def. B. Brynteson (WC) 6-1, 6-2