ORANGE, Calif. – The Chapman University men's tennis team swept all six of its singles matches on its way to defeating Pacific Lutheran 8-1 on Wednesday afternoon at the Chapman Tennis Courts. The win ends a three-game skid for the Panthers.
For the second time this season, Chapman (5-7) won all of its matches in singles play, the other time being in the season-opener at Caltech. Sophomore Justin Thompson got the Panthers off on the right foot with a 6-2, 4-1 win against the Lutes' top player in Zach AhYat. Thompson now holds a 4-5 record this season as Chapman's No. 1 singles player.
Junior Dylan Tevlin got his team-high seventh win of the season with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Dan Cotton in the No. 2 position. Tevlin is now 4-3 in the No. 2 spot with a 7-8 record overall. Sophomore Andre Herd won his second match of the season, 6-1, 6-3.
In doubles play, the duo of sophomore Chris Williams and Thompson continued their strong play this season with their second win in a row, and eighth win in nine outings. Tevlin and senior Alex Klein earned an 8-6 win over AhYat and Taylor Dickey in the top singles match. The lone loss of the day came as Chapman's No. 3 singles team of Herd and sophomore Kevin Smyth dropped a close one, 8-5 to Reed Gunstone and Spencer Herron.
Chapman returns to play Saturday at Redlands and then has nearly two weeks off before returning home on April 13 to take on Biola.
by Chris Watts
Sports Information Assistant