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Men's Tennis Falls to Maryland

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.


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

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