Whitman College Men's Tennis

2000-2001 Scores, Highlights


Friday, September 22
Pacific Northwest Small College Championships
Walla Walla, Wash.

Whitman's Tim Mullin cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Alex Macheras in singles play Friday in the opening round of the Pacific Northwest Small College Championships, which are being hosted by the Missionary tennis teams. More than 40 players from five schools are competing in the men's singles and doubles brackets. Singles play continues Saturday, when the doubles competition also gets underway.

Mullin, a junior member and key member on Whitman's conference championship team last spring, faces Pacific Lutheran's Rein Wiggins in Saturday morning's third round. If victorious in that match, Mullins, the No. 3 seed in the singles bracket, advances to a Saturday afternoon quarterfinal match.

In other singles play Friday, Whitman freshman Sam Spiegal dropped a close 7-5, 7-6 decision to Linfield's Darren Haworth, the No. 4 seed. In other Whitman matches Friday, Nick DuPuis lost 6-2, 6-3 to Pacific Lutheran's Peter Lunoe, the No. 5 seed, and Jon Drugge fell 6-2, 6-0 to Aaron Bren of Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC).

Four Whitman freshmen also lost opening round matches on Friday:

  • Ye-San Lin fell 6-4, 6-0 to LCSC's Sasa Bausovac;
  • Gaurav Garg lost 6-1, 6-4 to Joe Gonzalez of George Fox;
  • Jonah Stinson succumbed 6-2-6-0 to Linfield's Justin Greene; and
  • Michael Bransunas was shut out 6-0, 6-0 by Linfield's Derek Morrison.

    Several of the Missionaries will compete Saturday in the consolation singles bracket.


    Saturday, September 23
    Pacific Northwest Small College Championships
    Walla Walla, Wash.

    Whitman's Tim Mullin advanced to Sunday's semifinals, in singles as well as doubles, by continuing to win Saturday in the Pacific Northwest Small College Championships, which are being hosted by the Missionary tennis teams.

    Mullin, a junior, teamed with sophomore Trevor Gamble to garner two wins in doubles play Saturday. After beating a mixed team, Colin Grice of Linfield and Steve Munoz of Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC), Mullin and Gamble rolled to an 8-2 quarterfinal victory over LCSC's Daniel Bahia and Sasa Bausovac.

    In singles play, Mullin downed Pacific Lutheran's Reid Wiggins 6-2, 6-2 and then added a quarterfinal victory (score not available) over LCSC's Knut Leistikow.

    Meanwhile, two Whitman freshmen, Sam Spiegel and Gaurav Garg, stayed alive by winning Saturday in the consolation bracket.


    Sunday, September 24
    Pacific Northwest Small College Championships
    Walla Walla, Wash.

    Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble came within one match Sunday of winning the doubles title in the Pacific Northwest Small College Championships.

    In Sunday's semifinals, Mullin and Gamble advanced with an 8-6 victory over the No. 5 seeds, Knut Leistikow and Joao Oliveira of Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC). In the title match, however, Whitman's No. 1 doubles team dropped an 8-4 decision to the tournament's No. 1 seeds, Dermot O'Grady and Vinicius Vieira, also of LCSC. O'Grady has now won three straight titles in doubles at Whitman's fall tournament (playing with a different partner each year).

    Mullin, who was seeded No. 3 in singles, lost in the semifinals to Vieira, the No. 2 seed. Vieira then upset his teammate and the No. 1 seed, O'Grady, to claim the singles title. O'Grady won the singles crown in each of the past two years.


    Saturday, February 3
    Lewis-Clark State College 6, Whitman 1

    Whitman's Tim Mullin notched a victory in the No. 1 singles match and teamed with Nick Dupuis to win the No. 1 doubles match, but those triumphs were the exception rather than the rule as the Missionaries opened their dual match season with a 6-1 non-conference victory at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.

    Mullin posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Brazil's Joao Oliveira in the No. 1 singles battle. Mullin and Dupuis were 9-7 winners in the No. 1 doubles match, besting Oliveira and Slovakia's Jan Solcani.

    Whitman played the match without two of its top players, Trevor Gamble and Sam Spiegel. Gamble is nursing sore ankles and wrists, while Spiegel had other commitments on campus.

    LCSC, traditionally one of the top NAIA tennis programs in the country, has a roster that features athletes from Australia, Croatia and Sri Lanka, in addition to Brazil and Slovakia.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Joao Oliveira: 6-4, 6-4
    No. 2 -- Dermot O'Grady (LCSC) def. Owen Bargreen: 6-2, 6-3
    No. 3 -- Vanaka Gunawardhana (LCSC) def. Nick Dupuis: 6-1, 6-4
    No. 4 -- Sasa Bausovac (LCSC) def. Graham Sumioka: 6-0, 6-1
    No. 5 -- Daniel Bahia (LCSC) def. Jon Drugge: 6-1, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Isaac Mendez (LCSC) def. Ye-San Lin: 6-3, 6-4

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Vinicius Vieira-Jan Solcani: 9-7
    No. 2 -- Bahia-Oliveira (LCSC) def. Bargreen-Sumioka: 8-2
    No. 3 -- Bausovac-Aaron Bren (LCSC) def. Drugge-Lin: 8-1

    Friday, February 9
    Whitman 6, Seattle University 1

    With Tim Mullin winning the No. 1 singles match and teaming with Nick Dupuis to capture the No. 1 doubles match, Whitman evened its early-season record at 1-1 with a 7-0 non-conference victory over Seattle University Friday afternoon in the Bratton Tennis Center.

    The victory was the first of four home matches in two days for the Missioanries. Whitman plays its second match Friday at 5 p.m. against Whitworth, a Northwest Conference opponent.

    Mullin posted a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Ramon Hernandez in the No. 1 singles battle. Mullin and Dupuis were 8-6 winners in the No. 1 doubles match, beating Hernandez and Japan's Hiroyuki Watanabe. Sam Spiegel, a Whitman freshman, saw his first action of the spring season, taking the No. 2 singles match in two sets from Watanabe.

    The Missionaries won five of the six singles matches, counting two forfeits. Whitman also scored the only team point available in doubles by taking two of three matches, including a forfeit.

    Seattle University, a NCAA Division II school, was missing two of its players and had to forfeit two singles matches and a doubles match. Trevor Gamble, one of Whitman's top players, also sat out the match, although he was planning to play against Whitworth. Dupuis played in doubles only for the Missionaries.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Ramiro Hernandez: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 2 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Hiroyuki Watanbe: 6-1, 7-5
    No. 3 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Carl Bergquist: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Grant Beaird (Seattle) def. Evan Chiang: 6-2, 6-0
    No. 5 -- Graham Sumioka (Whitman) won by default
    No. 6 -- Jon Drugge (Whitman) won by default

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Hernandez-Watanabe: 8-6
    No. 2 -- Bergquist-Beaird (Seattle) def. Bargreen-Chiang: 8-6
    No. 3 -- Sumioka-Drugge (Whitman) won by default

    Friday, February 9
    Whitman 7, Whitworth 0

    Winning its second match of the day, Whitman rolled to a 7-0 Northwest Conference victory over Whitworth Friday evening in the Bratton Tennis Center.

    Freshman Sam Spiegel played No. 1 singles, beating Mark Rice in three sets. Spiegel won the third set in a 10-6 tie-breaker. Due to the large number of matches being played this weekend in Bratton, all singles matches going to three sets are being decided in a tie- breaker.

    Sophomore transfer Trevor Gamble, seeing his first action as a Missionary, breezed to a 6-2, 6-2 victory in No. 2 singles. Whitman swept all six of the singles matches, although Graham Sumioka needed three sets for his victory in the No. 5 slot.

    Juniors Tim Mullin and Nick Dupuis paced the Whitman sweep in doubles, winning 8-1 in the No. 1 match.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Mark Rice: 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 (tie-breaker)
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Matt Lemberg: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 3 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Tyson Smith: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Tyler Van Horn: 6-0, 6-1
    No. 5 -- Graham Sumioka (Whitman) def. Jon Buys: 6-2, 0-6, 10-3 (tie-breaker)
    No. 6 -- Ye-San Lin (Whitman) def. Edwin Rivera: 6-4, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Rice-Lemberg: 8-1
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Sumioka (Whitman) def. Smith-Rivera: 8-3
    No. 3 -- Lin-Jonathan Drugge (Whitman) def. Buys-Van Horn: 8-4


    Saturday, February 10
    Linfield 5, Whitman 2

    Linfield fell behind 2-1 early in the match but then rallied to win the final four matches in singles to post a 5-2 Northwest Conference victory over Whitman Saturday morning in the Bratton Tennis Center.

    The Missionaries took the early lead, winning two of the three doubles matches to notch the one team point available in doubles. Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble were 8-6 winners in No. 1 doubles, while Nick Dupuis and Sam Spiegel claimed an 8-3 victory in No. 2 doubles.

    The two teams split the first two singles matches to be completed. Mullin took the No. 1 singles match in two sets, but Linfield's Ryan Cruz countered with a two-set victory in the No. 3 slot. With Whitman leading 2-1 in the team scoring, the Wildcats swept the four remaining singles matches to nail down their victory.

    Key turning points in the match were No. 2 singles, where Missionary freshman Sam Spiegel dropped a 6-4, 7-6 decision, and No. 4 singles, where Nick Dupuis fell 7-6, 6-1 to Lars Johansson of Umea, Sweden.

    Gamble, who normally plays No. 2 singles for the Missionaries, was limited to doubles play against Linfield because of chronic pain in his ankles and wrists. "Not having Trevor in there makes a big difference," Whitman coach Jeff Northam said. Not only does Whitman lose one of its top players, it forces others on the team to player higher on the singles ladder."

    Whitman played two matches Friday and has one more match slated to start at 9 p.m. tonight (Saturday) against Albertson.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Alex Morrison: 6-2, 6-0
    No. 2 -- Derek Morrison (Linfield) def. Sam Spiegel: 6-4, 7-6
    No. 3 -- Ryan Cruz (Linfield) def. Owen Bargreen: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Lars Johansson (Linfield) def. Nick Dupuis: 7-6, 6-1
    No. 5 -- Darren Haworth (Linfield) def. Graham Sumioka : 6-1, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Chris Rivera (Linfield) def. Jonathan Drugge: 6-2, 6-4

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Martin-Cruz: 8-6
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Morrison-Johansson: 8-3
    No. 3 -- Haworth-Nick Mayes (Linfield) def. Bargreen-Ye San-Lin: 8-4


    Saturday, February 10
    Albertson 5, Whitman 3

    In a match that began Saturday evening and ended just after midnight, Albertson swept five of the six singles matches to take a 5-3 non-conference from Whitman in the Bratton Tennis Center.

    According to the match format the two teams used, Whitman picked up two team points by sweeping the three doubles matches. The Missionaries scored their third team point when Nick Dupuis outlasted Albertson's Tyler Neill in three sets in the No. 4 singles match.

    Marco Lillich, who plays for Albertson by way of Germany, scored a 6-1, 6-2 over Whitman's Tim Mullin in No. 1 singles. But Mullin teamed with Trevor Gamble to beat Lillich and Mike O'Toole in the No. 1 doubles match. Gamble did not play in singles because of chronic pain in his ankles and wrists.

    Dupuis also had a hand in Whitman's No. 2 doubles victory. Dupuis and freshman Sam Spiegel won 8-6 over Dan Lemmon and Karl Schroeder.

    In No. 3 doubles, Owen Bargreen and freshman Ye San-Lin also scored an 8-4 victory for the Missionaries.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Marco Lillich (Albertson) def. Tim Mullin: 6-1, 6-2
    No. 2 -- Dan Lemmon (Albertson) def. Sam Spiegel: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 3 -- Karl Schroeder (Albertson) def. Owen Bargreen: 6-2, 6-4
    No. 4 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Tyler Neill: 6-7, 6-4, 10-8
    No. 5 -- Mike O'Toole (Albertson) def. Graham Sumioka : 6-0, 6-1
    No. 6 -- Josh Gregerson (Albertson) def. Jonathan Drugge: 6-1, 7-5

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Lillich-O'Toole: 8-1
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Lemmon-Schroeder: 8-6
    No. 3 -- Bargreen-Ye San-Lin (Whitman) def. Joe Mittleider-Zach Thompson: 8-6


    NCAA DIII National Indoor Championships

    Saturday, February 17, 2001
    Bratton Tennis Center,
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

    Emory University 6, MIT 1

    Emory University opened the inaugural NCAA Div. III Men's National Indoor Team Tournament with a 6-1 victory over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Saturday morning.

    Emory (Atlanta, Ga.), ranked No. 5 nationally, advances to play No. 1 Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) at 4 p.m. today. Trinity and No. 2 Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) received opening-round byes because they are the top-ranked teams in the nation.

    MIT, ranked No. 7 nationally, will play a consolation-round match against the loser of today's match between host Whitman College and third-ranked University of California-Santa Cruz. That match started at noon today.

    In Saturday morning's match, Emory's Brett Kaplan, ranked No. 2 nationally in singles, slipped past MIT's Jeff Augustyn in the No. 1 singles battle. The two players split the first two sets, each winning 6-2. Kaplan then took the one-game third set by a 10-6 score. Because of tournament time constraints, any third set in singles goes to the player who first reaches 10 points, leading by at least two points.

    In the No. 1 doubles match, Kaplan teamed with Michael Miller for a 9-8 win over Augustyn and Marco Hernandez. Kaplan and Miller, two seniors, won the ninth game on an 8-6 tie-breaker. Augustyn and Hernandez are sophomores.

    Sophomore Andrew Kolesnikov scored MIT's only team point, winning the No. 2 singles match in two sets.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Brett Kaplan (Emory) def. Jeff Augustyn (MIT): 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6)
    No. 2 -- Andrew Kolesnikov (MIT) def. Jason McCarthy (Emory): 6-4, 6-4
    No. 3 -- Brad Jaffe (Emory) def. Marco Hernandez (MIT): 7-5, 6-4
    No. 4 -- Dylan Bird (Emory) def. Ricky Rossello (MIT): 6-0, 6-2
    No. 5 -- Kyle Nelson (Emory) def. Anish Parikh (MIT): 6-4, 6-1
    No. 6 -- Tom Curran (Emory) def. Mike Ogrydziak (MIT): 6-3, 6-3

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Kaplan-Miller (Emory) def. Augustyn-Hernandez (MIT): 9-8 (8-6)
    No. 2 -- McCarthy-Bird (Emory) def. Parikh-Ogrydziak (MIT): 8-2
    No. 3 -- Jaffe-Curran (Emory) def. Kolesnikov-Rossello (MIT): 8-5

    NCAA DIII National Indoor Championships

    Saturday, February 17, 2001
    Bratton Tennis Center,
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

    UC-Santa Cruz 7, Whitman 0

    The University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) rolled to a 7-0 victory over host Whitman College early Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the inaugural NCAA Div. III Men's National Indoor Team Tournament.

    UCSC, ranked No. 3 nationally, advances to play No. 2 Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) in a second-round match at 8 p.m. tonight. Gustavus Adolphus and Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) received opening-round byes because they are the top-ranked teams in the nation.

    Whitman, the defending Northwest Conference champion, will play a consolation-round match against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at 6 pm Sunday. MIT lost a 6-1 opening-round match Saturday morning to fifth-ranked Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.).

    UCSC's Derek Fitzpatrick, ranked No. 3 nationally, posted a 6-1, 6-4 over Whitman's Tim Mullin in their No. 1 singles match Saturday. Mullin, the top-ranked singles player in the Northwest Conference, began the spring season with a No. 22 national ranking in singles.

    Fitzpatrick and Nick Cunningham, the nation's top-ranked doubles team, downed Mullin and Nick Dupuis 8-3 in the No. 1 doubles match.

    Trevor Gamble, who plays No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for Whitman, did not play in Saturday's match. He was sidelined by chronic ankle and wrist injuries.

    UCSC has won three of the last six NCAA Div. III national team titles.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Derek Fitzpatrick (UCSC) def. Tim Mullin (Whitman): 6-1, 6-4
    No. 2 -- Nick Cunningham (UCSC) def. Sam Spiegel (Whitman): 6-2, 6-0
    No. 3 -- Danny Kim (UCSC) def. Owen Bargreen (Whitman): 6-3, 6-3
    No. 4 -- Peter Gladkin (UCSC) def. Nick Dupuis (Whitman): 6-3, 6-1
    No. 5 -- Brian Casey (UCSC) def. Graham Sumioka (Whitman): 6-1, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Brian Ebel (UCSC) def. Ye-San Lin (Whitman): 6-3, 6-0

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Fitzpatrick-Cunningham (USCS) def. Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman): 8-3
    No. 2 -- Kim-Gladkin (UCSC) def. Bargreen-Spiegel (Whitman): 8-3
    No. 3 -- Carlos Gonzalez-Casey (UCSC) def. Sumioka-Lin (Whitman): 8-2

    NCAA DIII National Indoor Championships

    Saturday, February 17, 2001
    Bratton Tennis Center,
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

    Emory 5, Trinity 0

    Emory University knocked off top-ranked Trinity University 5-0 Saturday evening in a semifinal match of the inaugural NCAA Div. III Men's National Indoor Team Tournament.

    Earlier Saturday, Emory (Atlanta, Ga.) downed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6-1 in the opening match of the tournament.

    Emory, which began the spring season with a No. 5 national ranking, advances to Sunday's 2 p.m. tournament title match against the winner of tonight's other semifinal between No. 3 University of California-Santa Cruz and No. 2 Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.). That match began at 8 p.m. this evening.

    Trinity (San Antonio, Texas), the defending national champion, plays at 10 a.m. Sunday in a match for third and fourth place. Trinity will play the loser of tonight's Santa Cruz- Gustavus Adolphus semifinal.

    In Saturday's semifinal, Emory swept the three doubles matches to grab the early advantage against Trinity.

    In the No. 1 doubles match, Emory's Brett Kaplan and Mike Miller decisioned Trinity's Sloan Rush and Ed Rahn 9-8, winning the ninth game on a 7-4 tie-breaker. Kaplan and Miller began the spring season as the fifth-ranked doubles team in the nation. Rush and Rahn are one of three teams tied for the No. 2 doubles ranking.

    In the No. 1 singles match, Kaplan downed Rush 6-4, 6-4. Kaplan is ranked No. 2 nationally in singles, while Rush is No. 4.

    With Emory leading 5-0 in the team scoring, the final two singles matches were not completed so that Saturday's other semifinal match could start at 8 p.m.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Brett Kaplan (Emory) def. Sloan Rush (Trinity): 6-4, 6-4
    No. 2 -- Jason McCarthy (Emory) def. Ed Rahn (Trinity): 6-4, 7-5
    No. 3 -- Brad Jaffe (Emory) def. Ryan Scott (Trinity): 6-3, 6-4
    No. 4 -- Dylan Bird (Emory) def. Sean Fifield (Trinity): 6-2, 6-4
    No. 5 -- Kyle Nelson (Emory) - Matt Warren (Trinity): Not finished; Nelson leading 6-0, 1- 0
    No. 6 -- Tom Curran (Emory) - Stephen McNabb (Trinity): Not finished; Match tied 3-3

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Kaplan-Michael Miller (Emory) def. Rush-Rahn (Trinity): 9-8 (7-4)
    No. 2 -- McCarthy-Bird (Emory) def. Russell McMindes-Scott (Trinity): 8-4
    No. 3 -- Jaffe-Curran (Emory) def. Field-McNabb (Trinity): 8-5

    NCAA DIII National Indoor Championships

    Saturday, February 17, 2001
    Bratton Tennis Center,
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

    UCSC 4, Gustavus Adolphus 3

    In a match that spanned nearly five hours, ending just before 1 a.m. Sunday, the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) won three of the final four singles matches to rally for a 4-3 victory over Gustavus Adolphus College in a semifinal showdown in the inaugural NCAA Div. III Men's National Indoor Team Tournament.

    UCSC, ranked No. 3 nationally, advances to play No. 5 Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.) at 2 p.m. Sunday for the tournament title. Emory knocked off top-ranked Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) in Saturday's other semifinal.

    Gustavus Adolphus (St. Peter, Minn.), which began the spring season with a No. 2 national ranking, will play Trinity at 10 a.m. Sunday for third and fourth place.

    The tournament will conclude at 6 p.m. Sunday when Whitman plays the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which lost its opening round match to Emory.

    Gustavus Adolphus took the early advantage against UCSC, winning two of the three doubles matches to score the one team point available in doubles.

    UCSC's Danny Kim evened the score at 1-1 with a quick two-set victory in No. 3 singles. But Gustavus Adolphus broke back for a 3-1 lead behind three-set victories by Eric Butorac in No. 2 singles and Kevin Whipple in the No. 4 slot.

    Derek Fitzpatrick, ranked No. 3 nationally in singles, kept the Banana Slugs in the match with a two-set victory in the No. 1 singles pairing. Fitzpatrick needed a first-set tie-breaker, however, in downing Nick Crossley, the nation's No. 6-ranked player.

    Still trailing 3-2 in the team scoring, UCSC needed wins in the last two singles matches to complete its comeback. Those victories eventually materialized, although neither one was easy.

    The No. 5 singles match ended at 12:45 a.m. with UCSC's Brian Casey outlasting Josh Heiden for a 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 1-0 (10-8) triumph.

    Shortly thereafter, the No. 6 singles battle came to a 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7) conclusion with Carlos Gonzales claiming the match-deciding team point for the Banana Slugs.

    Because of tournament time constraints, any third set in singles goes to the player who first reaches 10 points, leading by at least two points.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Derek Fitzpatrick (UCSC) def. Nick Crossley (Gustavus Adolphus): 7-6 (8-6), 6- 1
    No. 2 -- Eric Butorac (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Nick Cunningham (UCSC): 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1- 0 (10-4)
    No. 3 -- Danny Kim (UCSC) def. Mike Hom (Gustavus Adolphus): 6-3, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Kevin Whipple (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Peter Gladkin (UCSC): 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 1-0 (10-1)
    No. 5 -- Brian Casey (UCSC) def. Josh Heiden (Gustavus Adolphus): 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 1-0 (10- 8)
    No. 6 -- Carlos Gonzalez (UCSC) def. Daryn Collins (Gustavus Adolphus): 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10- 7)

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Fitzpatrick-Cunningham (UCSC) def. Crossley-Heiden (Gustavus-Adolphus): 8-4
    No. 2 -- Butorac-Whipple (Gustavus Adolphus) def Kim-Gladkin (UCSC): 8-4
    No. 3 -- Hom-Collins (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Carlos Gonzales-Casey (UCSC): 8-6

    NCAA DIII National Indoor Championships

    Sunday, February 18, 2001
    Bratton Tennis Center,
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

    Gustavus Adolphus 4, Trinity 1

    Rebounding from a long, tough loss in the semifinals, Gustavus Adolphus College pinned a 4-1 loss on top-ranked Trinity University to claim third place Sunday morning in the inaugural NCAA Div. III Men's National Indoor Team Tournament.

    The Gusties, who begin the spring season ranked No. 2 nationally, lost a 4-3 heart-breaker to the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) in a semifinal match that began at 8 p.m. Saturday and ended at 1 a.m. Sunday. They were back on the courts at 10 a.m. Sunday to face Trinity (San Antonio, Texas), the team that beat them last spring for the NCAA Div. III national team title.

    Trinity took an early 1-0 lead in the team scoring by winning two of the three doubles matches. But Gustavus Adolphus (St. Peter, Minn.) bounced back by winning the first four singles matches to nail down its victory. The No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches were not completed to allow the tournament title match to start on schedule.

    Singles

    No. 1 - Nick Crossley (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Sloan Rush (Trinity): 7-5, 6-1
    No. 2 - Eric Butorac (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Ed Rahn (Trinity): 6-1, 6-3
    No. 3 - Mike Hom (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Ryan Scott (Trinity): 6-3, 6-1
    No. 4 - Kevin Whipple (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Sean Fifield (Trinity): 6-3, 6-1
    No. 5 - Josh Heiden (Gustavus Adolphus) - Matt Warren (Trinity): Not finished; Match tied 5-5, first set
    No. 6 - Daryn Collins (Gustavus Adolphus) - Stephen McNabb (Trinity): Not finished; Collins leading 6-2, 4-0

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Rush-Rahn (Trinity) def. Crossley-Heiden (Gustavus-Adolphus): 8-5
    No. 2 -- Russell McMindes-Scott (Trinity) def. Butorac-Whipple (Gustavus Adolphus): 8-3
    No. 3 -- Hom-Collins (Gustavus Adolphus) def. Field-McNabb (Trinity): 8-4

    NCAA DIII National Indoor Championships

    Sunday, February 18, 2001
    Bratton Tennis Center,
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

    UCSC 4, Emory 0

    The University of California-Santa Cruz won a pair of tie-breakers in doubles and rode that momentum to a 4-0 triumph over Emory University in Sunday afternoon's title match of the inaugural NCAA Div. III Men's National Indoor Team Championships.

    After UCSC won the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches, the first three singles matches to be completed also fell in favor of the Banana Slugs. That gave the Banana Slugs an insurmountable 4-0 lead and the tournament championship. As coach Bob Hansen and his players celebrated, the two singles matches in progress were halted. The No. 6 singles match never started.

    UCSC's Derek Fitzpatrick and Nick Cunningham, the nation's top-ranked doubles team, claimed a 9-8 victory in the No. 1 singles match, beating Brett Kaplan and Mike Miller 7-5 in the tie-breaker.

    Danny Kim and Peter Gladkin won the No. 2 doubles match for the Banana Slugs, also by a 9-8 score. They won their tie-breaker 7-4.

    By winning two of the three doubles matches, UCSC took a 1-0 lead in the team scoring before the singles matches started.

    Winners for UCSC in singles were Cunningham at No. 3, Kim at No. 3 and Gladkin at No. 4. In the two matches that were stopped, Kaplan was leading Fitzpatrick in the No. 1 slot while UCSC's Brian Casey held an advantage in the No. 5 match.

    UCSC began the spring season with a No. 3 national ranking. Emory (Atlanta, Ga.), ranked No. 5 to start the season, knocked off top-ranked Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) in one of Saturday's semifinal matches. Emory beat No. 2 Gustavus Adolphus in the other semifinal.

    The tournament concludes at 6 p.m. Sunday when Whitman plays the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which lost its opening round match to Emory. Whitman lost in the opening round to UCSC.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Brett Kaplan (Emory) -- Derek Fitzpatrick (UCSC): Match not finished; Kaplan leading 7-5, 3-2
    No. 2 -- Nick Cunningham (UCSC) def. Jason McCarthy (Emory): 6, 3, 6-4
    No. 3 -- Danny Kim (UCSC) def. Brad Jaffe (Emory): 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
    No. 4 -- Peter Gladkin (UCSC) def. Dylan Bird (Emory): 6-3, 6-2
    No. 5 -- Brian Casey (UCSC) -- Kyle Nelson (Emory): Match not finished; Casey leading 4-1, first set
    No. 6 -- Tom Curran (Emory) -- Carlos Gonzalez (UCSC): Match not played

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Fitzpatrick-Cunningham (UCSC) def. Kaplan-Miller (Emory): 9-8 (7-5)
    No. 2 -- Kim-Gladkin (UCSC) def. McCarthy-Bird (Emory): 9-8 (7-4)
    No. 3 -- Jaffe-Curran (Emory) def. Casey-Gonzalez (UCSC): 8-4

    NCAA DIII National Indoor Championships

    Sunday, February 18, 2001
    Bratton Tennis Center,
    Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology 4, Whitman 2

    The Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (MIT) downed host Whitman College 4-2 Sunday evening in the consolation match of the inaugural NCAA Div. III Men's National Indoor Team Tournament.

    Both Whitman and MIT lost first-round matches on Saturday. The host Missionaries, the defending Northwest Conference champions, fell to the University of California-Santa Cruz on Saturday, while MIT lost to Emory University.

    MIT, which began the spring season with a No. 7 national ranking, clinched its Sunday victory by winning four of the first five singles matches to be decided. The No. 4 singles match was not completed.

    Whitman junior Tim Mullin, who holds an early-season No. 22 national ranking in singles, beat MIT sophomore Jeff Augustyn 6-4, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles match. Mullin also teamed with Nick Dupuis for an 8-3 victory in the No. 1 doubles match.

    The Missionaries added a victory in the No. 2 doubles match to earn the one team point available in doubles. Owen Bargreen and Sam Spiegel won that doubles match 9-7.

    Winners in singles for MIT were Andrew Kolesnikov at No. 2, Marco Hernandez at No. 3, Anish Parikh at No. 5, and Luke Tomczyk at No. 6.

    Whitman played both its tournament matches without Trevor Gamble, its No. 2 singles player and member of its No. 1 doubles team.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Jeff Augustyn (MIT): 6-4, 6-2
    No. 2 -- Andrew Kolesnikov (MIT) def. Sam Spiegel (Whitman): 6-0, 6-2
    No. 3 -- Marco Hernandez (MIT) def. Owen Bargreen (Whitman): 6-1, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Ricky Rossello (MIT) -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman): Not finished; Rossello leading 7-6 (7-5)
    No. 5 -- Anish Parikh (MIT) def. Graham Sumioka (Whitman): 6-0, 6-2
    No. 6 -- Mike Ogrydziak (MIT) def. Ye-San Lin (Whitman): 6-1, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Augustyn-Hernandez (MIT): 8-3
    No. 2 -- Bargreen-Spiegel (Whitman) def. Ogrydziak-Prikah (MIT): 9-7
    No. 3 -- Kolesnikov-Rossello (MIT) def. Bargreen-Ye San-Lin (Whitman): 8-3


    Monday, February 19
    Walla Walla, Washington

    Wrapping up a long three-day weekend of tennis, the Whitman College men's tennis team took a close 4-3 dual match tennis victory from visiting University of Calgary at the Bratton Tennis Center Monday afternoon. The win ups the Missionaries season record to 3-5.

    Whitman found itself in a hole early, after dropping two of the three doubles matches, and the one team point available from doubles play. Sam Spiegel teamed with Owen Bargreen at No. 2 doubles for the only Missionary win in doubles, an 8-2 victory over Greg Mitchell and Matt Koziell.

    Whitman, however, came right back in singles action, despite missing two key players out with injury. Tim Mullin defeated Matt Barnfather in No. 1 singles, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, to get things rolling for the Missionaries.

    At No. 2, Spiegel defeated the Anthony Barnfather, and Nick Dupuis downed Matt Koziel in the No. 3 hole.

    Possibly Whitman's most impressive victory of the afternoon belonged to freshman Gaurav Garg, who stepped in after Owen Bargreen (shoulder tightness) opted out of singles play. Garg dismantle his opponent in No. 6 singles, Walter Louie, in straight sets, winning 6-2, 6-2 for the deciding team point.

    Bargreen, who played doubles before withdrawing from the singles competition, is expected back soon. Whitman also played without the services of Trevor Gamble, who is dealing with chronic pain in his wrists and ankles.

    Whitman's next match is March 2, in Portland when the Missionaries travel to Lewis & Clark College in a Northwest Conference dual match.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Matt Barnfather: 7-6 (8-6), 6-2
    No. 2 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Anthony Barnfather: 7-5, 6-3
    No. 3 - Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Matt Koziell: 6-2, 6-3
    No. 4 - Greg Mitchell (Calgary) def. Graham Sumioka: 6-0, 6-3
    No. 5 - Easwar Magesan (Calgary) def. Ye-San Lin:6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
    No. 6 -- Gaurav Garg (Whitman) def. Walter Louie: 6-2, 6-2

    Doubles

    No. 1 - Barnfather-Barnfather (Calgary) def. Mullin-Dupuis: 8-5
    No. 2 - Spiegel-Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Mitchell-Koziell: 8-2
    No. 3 - Magesan-Dotten (Calgary) def. Lin-Sumioka: 8-3


    Whitman 7, Lewis & Clark 0

    Friday, March 2
    Portland, Oregon

    With sophomore Trevor Gamble returning to action for the first time in nearly a month, the Whitman men's tennis team rolled to a 7-0 Northwest Conference victory over Lewis & Clark Friday night in Portland.

    The Missionaries swept all six singles matches in two sets each. Gamble was a 6-2, 6-0 winner in the No. 2 singles match.

    Whitman also won all three doubles matches, notching the one team available in doubles. Gamble teamed with Owen Bargreen for an 8-4 victory in the No. 2 doubles match.

    Gamble has sidelined this spring with chronic wrist and ankle problems.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Chris Upjohn: 6-1, 6-1
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Tommy Brasier: 6-2, 6-0
    No. 3 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Phuoc Chau: 6-0, 6-1
    No. 4 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Tim Hopp: 6-0, 6-0
    No. 5 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Brendan Livingston: 6-3, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Ye San-Lin (Whitman) def. David Ely: 6-2, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 - Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Upjohn-Brasier: 8-3
    No. 2 - Gamble-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Chau-Livingston: 8-4
    No. 3 - Lin-Spiegel (Whitman) def. Hopp-Bell: 8-6

    Whitman 7, George Fox 0

    Saturday, March 3
    Newberg, Oregon

    Even without top gun Tim Mullin playing in singles, the Whitman men's tennis team cruised to a 7-0 Northwest Conference victory at George Fox Saturday morning in Newberg, Ore.

    Trevor Gamble played No. 1 singles for the Missionaries, winning 6-2, 6-0. Owen Bargreen was a 6-1, 6-4 winner in the No. 2 singles match.

    Nick Dupuis, Sam Spiegel, Ye-San Lin and Graham Sumioka swept the bottom four singles matches, losing just three games in the process.

    Mullin teamed with Dupuis for an 8-4 victory in the No. 1 doubles match.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Joe Gonzales: 6-2, 6-0
    No. 2 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Derek Dougherty: 6-1, 6-4
    No. 3 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Ben Yliniemi: 6-1, 6-0
    No. 4 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Nate Chamberlain: 6-1, 6-0
    No. 5 -- Ye-San Lin (Whitman) def. Yu Shoji: 6-1, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Graham Sumioka (Whitman) def. Jeremy Johnston: 6-0, 6-0

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Gonzales-Dougherty: 8-4
    No. 2 -- Gamble-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Yliniemi-Chamberlain: 8-2
    No. 3 -- Spiegel-Lin (Whitman) def. Soji-Johnston: 8-2.

    Whitman 7, Pacific 0

    Saturday, March 3
    Beaverton, Oregon

    In its most dominating performance of the weekend, the Whitman men's tennis team lost just six games in singles and two in doubles in sweeping past Pacific 7-0 Saturday afternoon at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton, Oregon.

    The Missionaries, who downed George Fox 7-0 earlier in the day Saturday, ended the weekend with a 4-1 record against Northwest Conference opponents.

    Against Pacific, Trevor Gamble won his second match of the day in No. 1 singles, while Tim Mullin shut out his opponent in No. 2 singles. Sam Spiegel at No. 4 and Owen Bargreen at No. 5 also blanked their opponents in singles.

    Mullin and Dupuis posted an 8-2 victory in No. 1 doubles. The teams of Gamble-Bargreen and Spiegel-Lin didn't lose a game in winning the other two doubles matches.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Eric Yukumoto: 6-3, 6-0
    No. 2 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Joseph Marsh: 6-0, 6-0
    No. 3 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Rustin Taylor: 6-1, 6-1
    No. 4 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Adam Mohr: 6-0, 6-0
    No. 5 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. David Slick: 6-0, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Ye-San Lin (Whitman) def. Matt Olguin: 6-0, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Mike Ulrich-Marsh: 8-2
    No. 2 -- Gamble-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Kainoa Dang-Taylor: 8-0
    No. 3 -- Spiegel-Lin (Whitman) def. Mohr-Slick: 8-0.

    Whitman 7, Puget Sound 0

    Thursday, March 8
    Bratton Tennis Center

    The Whitman men's tennis team made quick work of the University of Puget Sound Thursday night in Bratton Tennis Center, winning every match and only dropping one set (a tie-breaker) in skunking the Loggers, 7-0. The win lifts the Missionaries to to 7-5 on the season, 5-1 in the Northwest Conference.

    Whitman's No. 1 doubles tandem of Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble started the evening in fashion, curtailing the hopes of the top two Loggers, Andy Loveless and Paul Kelley, 8-2. Sam Spiegel and Nick Dupuis posted an 8-3 victory in No. 2 doubles, and Owen Bargreen coupled with Ye-San Lin in the No. 3 spot to give Whitman a sweep of the doubles play.

    It was all Whitman in singles as well. Mullin downed Loveless, 6-3, 6-1, despite a case of the sniffles. Gamble defeated Kelley 6-3, 6-2, and Spiegel managed to eak out the victory over Rob Cuningham in three sets, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.

    Bargreen, Dupuis and Gaurav Garg completed the sweep, winning their singles matches in two sets each.

    Whitman hosts rival Pacific Lutheran this Saturday on the outdoor courts, weather permitting. The match will be moved indoors to Bratton in the case of bad weather.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Andy Loveless: 6-3, 6-1
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Paul Kelley: 6-3, 6-2
    No. 3 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Rob Cuningham: 6-4, 6-7, 6-1
    No. 4 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Matt Louseth: 6-1, 6-3
    No. 5 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. John Greves: 6-1, 6-1
    No. 6 -- Gaurav Garg (Whitman) def. Noah Swanson: 6-3, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Loveless-Kelley: 8-2
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Louseth-Greves: 8-3
    No. 3 -- Ye-San Lin-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Cuningham-Swanson: 8-2.

    Whitman 4, Pacific Lutheran 3

    Saturday, March 10
    Bratton Tennis Center

    The Whitman men's tennis team, the defending Northwest Conference champion, knocked off one of its chief rivals Saturday, slipping past Pacific Lutheran 4-3 in the Bratton Tennis Center.

    Winning their sixth straight match, Whitman improved to 8-5 on the season and 6-1 on the NWC. The loss was the first of the season for the Lutes.

    The Missionaries took the early lead, winning two of three doubles matches to claim the one team point available in doubles. Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble gave Whitman an 8-3 victory in No. 1 doubles, while Owen Bargreen and Ye-San Lin joined forces for an 8-4 win in the No. 3 match.

    The Lutes salvaged a doubles win in the No. 2 slot. Peter Lunoe and Gabriel Svad squeaked past Whitman's Nick Dupuis and Sam Spiegel for a 9-8 triumph. The match was decided on a 7-5 tie-breaker.

    The Missionaries extended the lead in the team scoring to 3-0 when Mullin and Gamble rolled to two-set victories in No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Both players have yet to lose a set in singles this season against conference opponents.

    To clinch the team victory, Whitman needed to win just one of the four remaining singles matches, and freshman Sam Spiegel did the clinching at No. 3. Spiegel outworked PLU's Lunoe for a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory, improving his NWC singles record to 6-1.

    Shortly thereafter, PLU's Gabriel Svad and Luke Roloff put the finishing touches on two-set victories in the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches. In the final match to be completed, PLU's Justin Ochsner outlasted Whitman's Owen Bargreen for a 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) victory at No. 4 singles.

    PLU started the spring season with No. 17 national ranking in NCAA Div. III, and with a No. 5 ranking in the West Region. The Missionaries started their season with a No. 7 ranking in the West Region.

    Whitman has now won four of its last seven meetings with PLU. Five of those matches have been settled on 4-3 team scores.

    Following a short break after its PLU victory, Whitman was slated to play Willmette in a second NWC match in the Bratton Tennis Center.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def.Tyler Imig: 6-1, 6-3
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Reid Wiggins: 6-2, 6-4
    No. 3 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Peter Lunoe: 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
    No. 4 -- Justin Ochsner (PLU) def. Owen Bargreen: 7-6 (9-7), 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
    No. 5 -- Gabriel Svad (PLU) def. Nick Dupuis: 6-4, 6-1
    No. 6 -- Luke Roloff (PLU) def. Ye-San Lin: 6-2, 6-3

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Wiggins-Ochsner: 8-3
    No. 2 -- Lunoe-Svad (PLU) def. Spiegel-Dupuis: 9-8 (7-5)
    No. 3 -- Lin-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Roloff-Mark Watson: 8-4.

    Whitman 7, Willamette 0

    Saturday, March 10
    Bratton Tennis Center

    Running its winning streak to eight matches, the Whitman men's tennis team dusted Willamette 7-0 Saturday afternoon in the Bratton Tennis Center. The Missionaries, who played their next four matches as part of a Spring Break trip to California, are now 9-5 on the season, 7-1 in the Northwest Conference.

    Despite having played earlier in the day to a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Pacific Lutheran, Whitman had little difficulty in beating Willamette. Of their seven conference victories, the Missionaries have posted six 7-0 shutouts.

    By winning the No. 1 and No. 2 singles, Whitman's Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble remained undefeated on the season against NWC foes. Neither player has lost a set in conference play.

    Winning at No. 3 singles, freshman Sam Spiegel improved his NWC singles record to 7-1. Ye-San Lin, another freshman, won again at No. 6 singles, upping his conference record to 5-1.

    Owen Bargreen and Nick Dupuis, a pair of juniors, both raised their NWC records in singles to 6-2 by taking the No. 4 and No. 5 matches.

    Mullin and Gamble remained undefeated in conference doubles play, winning the No. 1 match by an 8-2 score.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Trevor Lindsay: 6-4, 6-1
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. David Stiles: 6-1, 6-4
    No. 3 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Greg Ishmael: 6-3, 6-4
    No. 4 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Greg Reinert: 6-2, 6-1
    No. 5 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Kainoa Horcajo: 6-2, 6-1
    No. 6 -- Ye-San Lin (Whitman) def. Andrew Rodgers: 6-2, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Stiles-Kelly Keough: 8-2
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Lindsay-Horcajo: 8-2
    No. 3 -- Lin-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Rodgers-Reinert: 8-2.

    Hardin-Simmons 4, Whitman 3

    Monday, March 12
    Los Angeles, California

    Whitman College and Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, Texas), two teams in southern California on Spring Break trips, collided unexpectedly Monday in Los Angeles with the Cowboys escaping with a 4-3 victory.

    Occidental College, Whitman's scheduled opponent Monday, backed out at the last minute, leaving the Misionaries free to play Hardin-Simmons.

    Hardin-Simmons took the early advantage, winning two close matches in doubles to take a 1-0 lead in the team scoring. The two sides then split the six singles matches, giving the Cowboys the victory.

    Winners in singles for the Missionaries were Trevor Gamble at No. 2, Owen Bargreen at No. 4, and Nick Dupuis at No. 5. Gamble rallied from a first-set loss to win his match.

    In the No. 1 singles match, Whitman's Tim Mullin raced to a 6-0 first-set victory over Mitch Aston. But Aston bounced back to win the second set on a tie-breaker and then cruised to a 6-1 win in the deciding set.

    Dupuis teamed with Sam Spiegel for an 8-3 Whitman triumph in the No. 2 doubles match. Mullin and Gamble lost 9-7 in the No. 1 match, while Bargreen and Ye-San Lin dropped an 8-6 decision at No. 3.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Mitch Aston (Hardin-Simmons) def. Tim Mullin: 0-6, 7-6, 6-1
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Mark Plowman: 1-6, 6-0, 6-1
    No. 3 -- Paul Box (Hardin-Simmons) def. Sam Spiegel: 6-2, 6-3
    No. 4 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Jason Cate: 6-0, 6-3
    No. 5 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. John Roaten: 7-6, 7-5
    No. 6 -- Chris Palmatier (Hardin-Simmons) def. Ye-San Lin: 7-6, 6-3

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Aston-Plowman (Hardin-Simmons) def. Mullin-Gamble: 9-7
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Box-Carl Langerhans: 8-3
    No. 3 -- Roaten-Palmatier (Hardin-Simmons) def. Lin-Bargreen: 8-6.

    Redlands 6, Whitman 1

    Tuesday, March 13
    Redlands, California

    The Whitman men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision at highly ranked University of Redlands (Calif.) Tuesday, but Tim Mullin produced a Missionary highlight by knocking off Steve Marshburn in the No. 1 singles match.

    Marshburn, a senior, began the spring season with a No. 10 national singles ranking in NCAA Div. III. He holds a No. 3 ranking for the West Region.

    Mullin, a junior, is ranked No. 7 in the West and No. 22 nationally. New rankings will be released in a few weeks.

    Mullin was named men's tennis Player of the Week in the Northwest Conference last week after leading the Missionaries to three conference victories, including a 4-3 victory over arch-rival Pacific Lutheran.

    By winning its seventh straight match, Redlands improved to 10-2 on the season. Eight of those victories have come on 7-0 scores. Redlands has won the past six Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships.

    As a team, Redlands is ranked No. 6 in the nation and No. 3 in the West.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Steve Marshburn: 6-2, 6-4
    No. 2 -- Rob Condiotty (Redlands) def. Trevor Gamble: 6-4, 7-5
    No. 3 -- Sergey Kordonskiy (Redlands) def. Sam Spiegel: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Marco Bravo (Redlands) def. Owen Bargreen: 6-2, 6-3
    No. 5 -- Brian Murphy (Redlands) def. Nick Dupuis: 6-2, 6-1
    No. 6 -- Jesse Medvene-Collins (Redlands) def. Ye-San Lin: 6-0, 6-2

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Bravo-Condiotty (Redlands) def. Mullin-Gamble: 8-5
    No. 2 -- Marshburn-Murphy (Redlands) def. Spiegel-Dupuis: 8-5
    No. 3 -- Kordonskiy-Burt Gonzell (Redlands) def. Lin-Bargreen: 8-2.

    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4, Whitman 3

    Wednesday, March 14
    Claremont, California

    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the No. 4 ranked team in the West Region of NCAA Div. III, slipped past Whitman 4-3 Wednesday afternoon in Claremont, Calif. It was Whitman's second 4-3 loss in three days.

    The Missionaries, ranked No. 7 in the West, took a 1-0 lead in the team scoring after winning two of three doubles matches. But CMS countered by winning four of six matches in singles to clinch the victory.

    Trevor Gamble at No. 2 and Nick Dupuis at No. 5 were Whitman's winners in singles. They also shared in the two Missionary victories in doubles. Gamble joined with Tim Mullin to win at No. 1 doubles, while Dupuis and Sam Spiegel won a 7-5 tie-breaker to take a 9-8 win at No. 2 doubles.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Zach Myers (CMS) def. Tim Mullin: 6-2, 6-1
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Adam Short: 6-1, 6-4
    No. 3 -- Garrett Lee (CMS) def. Sam Spiegel: 6-3, 6-4
    No. 4 -- Aaron Fuhriman (CMS) def. Owen Bargreen: 6-1, 6-2
    No. 5 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. John Pitcher: 6-2, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Brian Green (CMS) def. Ye-San Lin: 6-4, 6-2

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Myers-Short: 8-6
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Pitcher-Sunil Rajaraman: 9-8 (7-5)
    No. 3 -- Fuhriman-Lee (CMS) def. Lin-Bargreen: 8-6.

    Whitman 7, Colorado College 0

    Friday, March 16
    Claremont, California

    After absorbing a pair of 4-3 losses earlier in the week, the Whitman men's tennis team ended its Spring Break trip to California with a 7-0 thrashing of Colorado College Friday in Claremont.

    The Missionaries didn't lose a set in singles play and rolled to three easy victories in doubles. Whitman upped its season record to 9-8.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Troy Rahner: 6-2, 6-0
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Sandy Pope: 6-1, 6-0
    No. 3 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Brad Miller: 6-3, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Adam Reeder: 6-1, 6-3
    No. 5 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Brian Hurlbutt: 6-0, 6-0
    No. 6 -- Ye-San Lin (Whitman) def. Luke Galli: 6-4, 7-5

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Pope-Miller: 8-2
    No. 2 -- Spiegel-Dupuis (Whitman) def. Rahner-Galli: 8-1
    No. 3 -- Lin-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Iuppa-Reeder: 8-2.

    Whitman 6, Puget Sound 1

    Friday, April 6
    Tacoma, Wash.

    Winning 6-1 at the University of Puget Sound Friday afternoon, the Whitman men's tennis team ran its record to 7-1 in the Northwest Conference and 10-8 on the season.

    Downing the Loggers for the second time this season, the Missionaries won five of six singles matches and two of three contests in doubles. Mullin remained undefeated in NWC singles action, and he and Trevor Gamble rainsed their conference doubles mark to 5-0.

    Others winners in singles for Whitman were juniors Owen Bargreen and Nick Dupuis and freshmen Sam Spiegel and Gaurav Garg. Bargreen teamed with Ye-San Lin for an 8-1 victory in the No. 3 doubles match.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Andy Loveless (UPS) def. Trevor Gamble: 6-4, 6-4
    No. 2 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Paul Kelly: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 3 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Rob Cuningham: 7-6, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Matt Lovseth: 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
    No. 5 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. John Greves: 6-4, 7-6
    No. 6 -- Gaurav Garg (Whitman) def. Kyle Rohner: 6-2, 6-2

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Loveless-Kelly: 8-2
    No. 2 -- Lovseth-Bjorn Erickson (UPS) def. Spiegel-Dupuis: 8-5
    No. 3 -- Ye-San Lin-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Cuningham-Rohner: 8-1.

    Pacific Lutheran 5, Whitman 2

    Saturday, April 7
    Tacoma, Wash.

    Pacific Lutheran evened its season score with visiting Whitman on Saturday, handing the Missionaries a 5-2 Northwest Conference defeat in Tacoma. The Missionaries downed the Lutes 4-3 last month in the Bratton Tennis Center. The two tennis rivals have now split their last eight meetings.

    Pacific Lutheran gained the early advantage Saturday, winning all three doubles matches to earn the one team point available in doubles.

    The Lutes also won four of six singles matches, although Whitman's Trevor Gamble and Gaurav Garg both lost in three sets.

    Whitman's winners in singles were Tim Mullin and Sam Spiegel. Mullin raised his NWC singles record to 8-0, while Spiegel improved to 9-1. As a team, the Missionary men are 7-2 in conference play.

    Singles

    No. 1 - Tyler Imig (PLU) def. Trevor Gamble: 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
    No. 2 - Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Reid Wiggins: 6-1, 6-4
    No. 3 - Gabriel Svad (PLU) def. Owen Bargreen: 6-3, 6-3
    No. 4 - Peter Lunoe (PLU) def. Nick Dupuis: 6-1, 6-3
    No. 5 - Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Justin Ochsner: 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
    No. 6 - Luke Roloff (PLU) def. Gaurav Garg: 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

    Doubles

    No. 1 - Wiggins-Ochsner (PLU) def. Gamble-Mullin: 8-4
    No. 2 - Svad-Lunoe (PLU) def. Spiegel-Dupuis: 8-5
    No. 3 - Roloff-Mark Watson (PLU) def.Ye-San Lin-Bargreen: 8-6

    Whitman 5, Seattle 1

    Saturday, April 7
    Seattle, Wash.

    Playing its second match of the day, the Whitman men's tennis team rolled to an easy 5-1 victory over a short-handed Seattle University Saturday in the Emerald City.

    Whitman won three of the four singles matches that were played. The Missionaries won the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches by default. Seattle is short of players because of injury.

    Winning in singles for Whitman were juniors Tim Mullin and Nick Dupuis and freshman Sam Spiegel. Seattle scored its only team point of the day when Hiroyuki Watanbe downed Whitman's Owen Bargreen in three sets.

    No team point was awarded in doubles. Seattle won the No. 2 doubles match on an 8-6 score, while Whitman took the No. 3 match by default. The two teams decided not to play the No. 1 doubles match.

    Singles

    No. 1 - Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Ramiro Hernandez: 6-4, 6-0
    No. 2 - Hiroyuki Watanbe (Seattle) def. Owen Bargreen: 7-5, 3-6, 10-8
    No. 3 - Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Florian Purganan: 6-2, 6-2
    No. 4 - Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Grant Beaird: 6-0, 6-0
    No. 5 - Whitman by default
    No. 6 - Whitman by default

    Doubles

    No. 1 - Match not played
    No. 2 - Purganan-Beaird (Seattle) def. Bargreen-Spiegel: 8-6
    No. 3 - Whitman by default

    Lewis-Clark State 7, Whitman 0

    Friday, April 13
    Walla Walla, Wash.

    Lewis-Clark State College, ranked No. 9 nationally in the NAIA, ran its season record to 18-4 with a 7-0 victory over the Whitman men Friday afternoon on the Missionary campus.

    Most of the match was played on Whitman's outdoor courts. The only exceptions were No. 5 and No. 6 singles, which were played in the Bratton Tennis Center and came close to yielding a pair of Missionary victories. Whitman freshmen Sam Spiegel and Gaurav Garg lost those matches, although they pushed their Warrior opponents to three sets in each case.

    In the No. 1 singles match, LCSC's Vinicius Vieira escaped a third set by edging Whitman's Tim Mullin on a second-set tie-breaker. Vieira, a two-time NAIA All-American from Brazil, is currently ranked No. 8 nationally.

    The Missionaries also came close to victory in the No. 3 doubles match, where junior Owen Bargreen and freshman Ye-San Lin dropped a 9-8 decision on a 7-2 tie-breaker.

    LCSC's roster features four players from Brazil and one each from Australia, Sri Lanka, Croatia and Slovakia. The lone Americans on the roster are Spokane's Aaron Bren, who picked up victories Friday in No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles, and Idaho's Isaac Mendez, who did not play Friday.

    Whitman closes out its regular season on Monday when it travels to Spokane for a Northwest Conference match with Whitworth. The conference championships are set for next Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Vinicius Vieira (LCSC) def. Tim Mullin: 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
    No. 2 -- Dermot O'Grady (LCSC) def. Trevor Gamble: 6-4, 6-1
    No. 3 -- Jan Solcani (LCSC) def. Owen Bargreen: 6-0, 7-5
    No. 4 -- Joao Oliveira (LCSC) def. Nick Dupuis: 6-3, 6-2
    No. 5 -- Daniel Bahia (LCSC) def. Sam Spiegel: 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
    No. 6 -- Aaron Bren (LCSC) def. Gaurav Garg: 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Vieira-Solcani (LCSC) def. Mullin-Gamble: 8-4
    No. 2 -- Bahia-Oliveira (LCSC) def. Dupuis-Spiegel: 8-4
    No. 3 -- O'Grady-Bren (LCSC) def. Ye-San Lin-Bargreen: 9-8 (7-2)

    Whitman 7, Whitworth 0

    Monday, April 16
    Spokane, Wash.

    The men's tennis team completed its regular season with a 7-0 Northwest Conference victory over Whitworth Monday afternoon in Spokane. The Missionaries finished with a 9-2 record in conference play and will likely draw the No. 3 seed in the NWC championship tournament later this week in Yakima, Wash.

    The Missionaries swept all six singles matches on Monday without giving up more than three points in any one set. Whitman also captured the team point in doubles by winning two of the matches.

    Whitman junior Tim Mullin elevated his career victory total to 99 by winning the No. 1 singles match and teaming with Trevor Gamble to capture the No. 1 doubles match.

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Mark Rice: 6-0, 6-3
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Matt Lemberg: 6-0, 6-0
    No. 3 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Tyson Smith: 6-1, 6-1
    No. 4 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Tyler Van Horn: 6-1, 6-2
    No. 5 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Jon Buys: 6-2, 6-1
    No. 6 -- Gaurav Garg (Whitman) def. John Edmondson: 6-2, 6-3

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin-Gamble (Whitman) def. Rice-Lemberg: 8-4
    No. 2 -- Smith-Van Horn (Whitworth) def. Spiegel-Dupuis: 8-6
    No. 3 -- Ye-San Lin-Bargreen (Whitman) def. Edwin Rivera-Brian Walters: 8-2


    NWC Championships

    First Round
    Whitman 6, Willamette 1

    Friday, April 20
    Yakima, Washington

    Singles

    No. 1 -- Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Kelly Keogh (Willamette): 6-2, 6-1
    No. 2 -- Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Mark Sanders (Willamette): 6-4, 6-0
    No. 3 -- Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Trevor Lindsay (Willamette): 6-0, 6-2
    No. 4 -- Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. David Stiles (Willamette): 6-4, 6-3
    No. 5 -- Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Greg Ishmael (Willamette): 6-2, 6-2
    No. 6 -- Greg Reinert (Willamette) def. Gaurav Garg (Whitman): 7-6 (7-5), 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 -- Mullin/Dupuis (Whitman) def. Sanders/Keogh (Willamette): 8-6
    No. 2 -- Gamble/Bargreen (Whitman) def. Stiles/Ishmael (Willamette): 8-2
    No. 3 -- Lindsay/Kainoa Horcajo (Willamette) def. SpiegeYe-San Lin (Whitman): 8-2

    NWC Championships

    Semifinal Round
    Linfield 4, Whitman 3

    Friday, April 20
    Yakima, Washington

    Singles

    No. 1 - Tim Mullin (Whitman) def. Alex Martin (Linfield): 6-4, 6-4
    No. 2 - Ryan Cruz (Linfield) def. Trevor Gamble (Whitman): 6-4, 6-4
    No. 3 - Derek Morrison (Linfield) def. Owen Bargreen (Whitman): 6-1, 6-0
    No. 4 - Darren Haworth (Linfield) def. Nick Dupuis (Whitman): 6-2, 7-5
    No. 5 - Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Chris Rivera (Linfield): 6-1, 6-2
    No. 6 - Nick Baker (Linfield) def. Gaurav Garg (Whitman): 6-4, 6-1

    Doubles

    No. 1 - Mullin/Dupuis (Whitman) def. Martin/Cruz (Linfield): 8-4
    No. 2 - Bargreen/Gamble (Whitman) def. Morrison/Nick Mays(Linfield): 9-8 (7-3)
    No. 3 - Spiegel/Ye-San Lin (Whitman) def. Justin Greene/Baker (Linfield): 8-5

    NWC Championships

    Third-Fourth Place Match
    Whitman 6, UPS 1

    Saturday, April 21
    Yakima, Washington

    Singles

    No. 1 - Andy Loveless (UPS) def. Tim Mullin (Whitman): 9-8 (7-5)
    No. 2 - Trevor Gamble (Whitman) def. Paul Kelly (UPS): 8-1
    No. 3 - Owen Bargreen (Whitman) def. Rob Cuningham (UPS): 8-4
    No. 4 - Nick Dupuis (Whitman) def. Matt Lovseth (UPS): 8-3
    No. 5 - Sam Spiegel (Whitman) def. Bjorn Erickson (UPS): 8-2
    No. 6 - Graham Sumioka (Whitman) def. Kyle Rohner (UPS): 9-7

    Doubles

    No. 1 - Mullin/Dupuis (Whitman) def. Loveless/Kelly (UPS): 8-4
    No. 2 - Bargreen/Gamble (Whitman) def. Lovseth/Bjorn Erickson (UPS): 8-4
    No. 3 - Spiegel/Ye-San Lin (Whitman) def. Cuningham/Rohner (UPS): 9-8 (7-3)

    Ojai Valley Tournament

    Friday, April 27, 2001
    Ojai, California

    Whitman's Tim Mullin, the Northwest Confererence (NWC) Player of the Year for men's tennis, swept through his first two singles matches Friday to advance into Saturday morning's quarterfinals in the NCAA Div. III portion of the 101st Ojai Valley Tournament in Ojai, Calif. Mullin, a junior, also teamed with Whitman sophomore Trevor Gamble, to post a victory in Friday's opening round of the doubles competition.

    Mullin, ranked No. 6 in the West Region of Division, plays Chapman's Chan Ly at 8 a.m. Saturday. Ly, a senior, is ranked No. 7 in the West Region.

    If Mullin gets past Ly, he will play again at 11 a.m. Saturday against the winner of a quarterfinal match between Derek Fitzpatrick of the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) and Brian Murphy of the University of Redlands. Fitzpatrick is the top-ranked player in the region.

    The winners of the singles semifinals will meet at 8 a.m. Sunday for the tournament title.

    Mullin opened Friday with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Josh Horwitz of the University of LaVerne. His second victory of the day was a surprisingly easy 6-1, 6-1 victory of Peter Gladkin of UCSC, one of the top-ranked tennis programs in the nation.

    In doubles play Friday, Mullin and Gamble rallied from a first-set loss to win their opening round match 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. The Missionary duo, ranked No. 11 in the West Region, will play a quarterfinal match at 2 p.m. Saturday against Steve Marshburn and Brian Murphy of Redlands. Marshburn and Murphy are ranked No. 5 in the region.

    Gamble also played singles on Friday, winning his first match before losing to UCSC's Nick Cunningham, who is ranked No. 8 in singles in the region. Gamble, who scrambled past Marco Bravo (Redlands) 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the opening round, dropped a 6-3, 6-3 decision to Cunningham.

    Gamble and Mullin are two of five NWC players who won singles matches in Friday's opening round. Mullin was the only one of the five, however, to win again in the second round. Two other NWC players lost their first matches.

    Mullin and Gamble join two other NWC doubles teams in Saturday's quarterfinals. Also still alive are Alex Martin and Ryan Cruz of Linfield and Reid Wiggins and Justin Ochsner of Pacific Lutheran.


    Ojai Valley Tournament

    Saturday, April 28, 2001
    Ojai, California

    For Whitman's Tim Mullin and Trevor Gamble, the quarterfinal rounds were less than kind Saturday at the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament.

    Mullin, the lone Northwest Conference singles surivor in the NCAA Div. III portion of the tournament, lost 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals to Chapman University's Chan Ly. A senior, Ly missed last season due to injury after qualifying for the NCAA championships two years ago.

    Ly then lost in the semifinals to top-ranked Derek Fitzpatrick of the the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC). Fitzpatrick eventually won the tournament with a victory over teammate Danny Kim. Three of the tournament's four semifinalists play for UCSC.

    In the doubles quarterfinals Saturday, Mullin and Gamble dropped a 6-3, 6-2 decision to Steve Marshburn and Brian Murphy of the University of Redlands. Marshburn and Murphy are the fifth-ranked doubles team in the West Region of NCAA Div. III.

    The semifinals and finals of the doubles brackets are set for Saturday. Two teams from Redlands and two from UCSC are in the semifinals.

    Mullin and Gamble were one of three NWC teams to lose in the quarterfinals. Also falling in that round were Alex Martin and Ryn Cruz of Linfield and Justin Ochsner and Reid Wiggins of Pacific Lutheran.


    NCAA Div. III Individual National Championships

    Monday, May 21, 2001
    Depauw University, Greencastle, Indiana

    Unable to capitalize on a first-set victory, Whitman's Tim Mullin dropped a three-set decision to Denison University's Jeronie Barnes Monday morning in the opening round of the NCAA Div. III Individual Men's Championships at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.

    Mullin, ranked No. 8 in the West Region, won four straight games to claim a 6-3 victory in the opening set. But Barnes, ranked No. 6 in the Midwest Region, grabbed the momentum with a 6-2 win in the second set.

    With the match all even at 4-4 in the third set, Barnes broke Mullin and then closed out the set -- and the match -- on serve.

    "It was a match that could have gone either way," Whitman coach Jeff Northam said. "Tim just got beat by another great player."

    The Mullin-Barnes battle was not the only hotly contested match of the opening round. Of the first six matches played Monday morning, all six were decided in three sets. The 32-player singles bracket will continue through Wednesday's championship match.

    Barnes played No. 1 singles this year for the men's team at Denison, which won the North Coast Athletic Conference. Denison is located in Granville, Ohio.

    Mullin is the first Whitman player to qualify for the national individual championships since 1988. He was the only player from the Northwest Conference to earn a spot at nationals.