Ichabod Tennis Team Advances to Nationals

By: From: WU Sports Information
By: From: WU Sports Information

2006-07 Washburn Tennis
Metro State vs Washburn (May 04, 2007)
#26 Washburn 5, Metro State 0
May 04, 2007 at Topeka, Kan.

Ichabods win regional pod with sweep over Metro State

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Ichabods completed their 11th shutout of the season
with a 5-0 win over Metro State in the second round of the NCAA
tournament at Wood Valley Racquet Club Friday. Washburn (18-2) advanced
out of the North Central Region pod and will play in the national
tournament against Hawaii Pacific May 9th in Altamonte Springs, Florida,
in the round of 16.

Washburn swept through doubles play with Rutger Vliegenberg and Andrew
Plum getting an 8-3 win at No. 1 over Sascha Ruckelshausen and Riley
Meyer. At No. 2 doubles Nathan Martin and Brad Johnston won 8-5 against
Drew Machholz and Mark Milner. No. 3 players Drew Hanson and Ryan Ward
won 8-1 over Sean Carlton and David Scott.

In singles Hanson finished his No. 2 match first for Washburn’s fourth
point by defeating Meyer 6-1, 7-6. Martin then clinched the shutout and
the win with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Machholz at No. 3.

Martin’s win made him the team leader with 18 singles wins and he teamed
with Johnston to go to 20-3 in doubles. Hanson and Ward improved to 22-2
in doubles as they won their ninth straight match.

Singles competition
1. Vliegenberg,Rutger (WU) vs. Ruckelshausen,Sascha (METRO) unfinished
2. Hanson,Drew (WU) def. Meyer,Riley (METRO) 6-1, 7-6
3. Martin,Nathan (WU) def. Machholz,Drew (METRO) 6-4, 6-4
4. Ward,Ryan (WU) vs. Milner,Mark (METRO) unfinished
5. Carlton,Sean (METRO) vs. Johnston,Brad (WU) no result
6. Scott,David (METRO) vs. Plum,Andrew (WU) no result

Doubles competition
1. Vliegenberg,Rutger/Plum,Andrew (WU) def. Ruckelshausen,Sascha/Meyer,Riley (METRO) 8-3
2. Martin,Nathan/Johnston,Brad (WU) def. Machholz,Drew/Milner,Mark (METRO) 8-5
3. Hanson,Drew/Ward,Ryan (WU) def. Carlton,Sean/Scott,David (METRO) 8-1

Match Notes
Metro State 16-9; Regional ranking #4
Washburn 18-2; National ranking #26; Regional ranking #1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles ()

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