April 4, 2002%^$




%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio– The No. 14 Ohio State men’s tennis team defeated the Louisville Cardinals, 4-1, Wednesday in Louisville, Ky. The Buckeyes (15-2 overall, 4-0 Big Ten) allowed the Cardinals (8-14 overall) to win the doubles point, but the Buckeyes showed their power scoring four points in singles sets to win the match.%^$

%^$OSU could not hold the Cardinals in doubles. Adrian Bohane (So., West Palm Beach, Fla./Palm Beach Lakes) and Paul Warkentin (Fr., Santa Barbara, Calif./San Marcos) lost to Louisville’s Cody Conley and Octavian Nicodim, 6-8. Conor Casey (So., Ontario, Canada/Mississippi) and Jeremy Wurtzman (So., Rochester, N.Y./Florida) also suffered a loss to Paulo Carvalho and Sebastian Aspillaga, 5-8. Brenton Contini (So., Dover, Ohio/Dover) and Phil Metz (Jr., Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) defeated Matt Mayer and Brent McCombe, 8-6, at the No. 2 doubles position, but it was not enough to score the doubles point.%^$

%^$In singles, No. 27 Wurtzman posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 121 Conley at the No. 1 position. No. 25 Metz crushed Carvalho, 6-0, 6-3. Warkentin played at the No. 5 position and defeated McCombe, 6-4, 6-4. Vince Ng (Jr., Broadview Heights, Ohio/University School) had his 14th victory in duals play against Alex Sivertsen, 6-4, 6-3, at the No. 6 position.%^$

%^$No. 111 Bohane’s match against Nicodim was suspended in the third set, 4-6, 6-3, 2-1. Casey’s match with Mayer was also suspended in the third set, 7-5, 4-6, 0-1.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes return home this weekend to play host to No. 66 Michigan State at noon Saturday and No. 30 Michigan at noon Sunday both matches will be held at Stickney Tennis Center, weather permitting. This weekend marks the beginning of OSU’s four game homestand.%^$


#14 Ohio State 4%^$Louisville 1%^$

%^$No. 1 #27 Jeremy Wurtzman (OSU) def. #121 Cody Conley (UL) 6-4, 6-4
%^$No. 2 #25 Phil Metz (OSU) def. Paulo Carvalho (UL) 6-0, 6-3
%^$No. 3 Octavian Nicodim (UL) vs. #111 Adrian Bohane (OSU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-2 (Suspended)
%^$No. 4 Conor Casey (OSU) vs. Matt Mayer (UL) 7-5, 4-6, 0-1 (Suspended)
%^$No. 5 Paul Warkentin (OSU) def. Brent McCombe (UL) 6-4, 6-4
%^$No. 6 Vince Ng (OSU) def. Alex Sivertsen (UL) 6-4, 6-3

%^$No. 1 Conley/Nicodim (UL) def. Bohane/Warkentin (OSU) 8-6
%^$No. 2 Brenton Contini/Metz (OSU) def. Mayer/McCombe (UL) 8-6
%^$No. 3 Carvalho/Sebastian Aspillaga def. Casey/Wurtzman (OSU) 8-5