Willamette Falls to NAIA Powerhouse Vanguard, 9-0

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

(MEN'S TENNIS) COSTA MESA, CALIF. -- Vanguard University, ranked #6 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), defeated visiting Willamette University, 9-0, on Monday, March 26. The Lions won all three doubles matches, then recorded all six singles wins in straight sets.

The Bearcats put up solid battles at #1 and #2 doubles, but couldn't keep pace with Vangaurd. At #1 doubles, Vanguard's team of Florian Lemke and Vasileios Psyrras defeated Eric MacMillan and Shaun Mihalick, 8-4. In the #2 doubles match, Dieter Weislmaier and Thomas Frank of Vanguard defeated Donovan LeDoux (Fr., Keizer, OR/McNary HS) and Micah Mack, 8-4.

In singles, Vanguard was strong at all six positions. Lemke defeated LeDoux, 6-0, 6-0, in the #1 match. The closest match was at #2 singles, where Weislmaier downed McMillan, 6-3, 6-2.

Vanguard improved to 13-4 with the win. Willamette, which competes in NCAA Division III, fell to 5-8 on the season. The Bearcats are scheduled to play at Whittier College in Whittier, Calif., on Tuesday, March 27.

Monday, March 26, 2007
Costa Mesa, Calif.

Vanguard University 9, Willamette University 0

#1 - Florian Lemke (VU) defeated Donovan LeDoux (WU), 6-0, 6-0
#2 - Dieter Weislmaier (VU) defeated Eric MacMillan (WU), 6-3, 6-2
#3 - Gregory Chavalier (VU) defeated Fitz Paccione (WU), 6-0, 6-2
#4 - Vasileios Psyrras (VU) defeated Shaun Mihalick (WU), 6-2, 6-1
#5 - Thomas Frankd (VU) defeated Micah Mack (WU), 6-0, 6-3
#6 - Garrett Gillon (VU) defeated Geoff Klein (WU), 6-0, 6-0

#1 - Lemke and Psyrras (VU) defeated MacMillan and Mihalick (WU), 8-4
#2 - Weislmaier and Frank (VU) defeated LeDoux and Mack (WU), 8-4
#3 - Chevalier and Gillon (VU) Paccione and Klein (WU), 8-1

Records: Willamette, 5-8 overall; Vanguard, 13-4 overall