March 15, 1998
In men's tennis action in College Park, Maryland on Saturday, March 14, the Maryland Terrapins defeated the Villanova Wildcats by a score of 5-2. With the loss, Villanova falls to 7-2 on the season.
Villanova's two wins were recorded at No. 2 and No. 4 singles. At No. 2, senior Rob Campbell downed Kyle Cerminara in straight sets (6-1, 6-1). With the win, Campbell improves to 7-1 on the season. At No. 4 singles, sophomore Rob Waibel remained undefeated on the season with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Maryland's Luan Nguyen. Waibel has played No. 4, 5 and 6 singles this year and is a perfect 8-0.
Senior Jay Kennedy lost a hard-fought, three-set match to Larry Chou. Chou won the opening set, 6-4, before Kennedy earned a thrilling 7-6 win in set number two. In the third and deciding set, Chou recorded a 6-3 victory.
The Wildcats will return to action on Thursday, March 19 when they host St. Joseph's at 3:30 p.m.
VILLANOVA vs. MARYLAND -- Results Singles No. 1 T.J. Klier (UM) def. Rich Young (VU) 6-2, 6-2 No. 2 Rob Campbell (VU) def. Kyle Cerminara (UM) 6-1, 6-1 No. 3 Larry Chou (UM) def. Jay Kennedy (VU) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 No. 4 Rob Waibel (VU) def. Luan Nguyen (UM) 6-2, 6-2 No. 5 Dan Kenshalo (UM) def. Stephen Smith (VU) 7-5, 6-2 No. 6 James Legat (UM) def. Paul Moore (VU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 Doubles No. 1 Klier/Cathell (UM) def. Young/Waibel (VU) 8-5 No. 2 Nguyen/Legat (UM) def. Campbell/Kennedy (VU) 8-6 No. 3 Prats/Simmons (VU) def. Chou/Cerminara (UM) 9-7