March 11, 1998
The Purdue men's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision at UC-Irvine today. The loss evens Purdue's record at 5-5 (1-1 Big Ten). The 27th-ranked doubles team of juniors Cris James and Derek Myers won its match against Bohun and Cheney by the score of 8-2. But the Anteaters won the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches to claim the doubles point.
They rolled from there, winning four of six singles matches for the victory. James, in his second match this season at the No. 1 position, fought valiantly before falling 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 to Thomas Bohun. Junior Jamie Gordon, who played at the No. 2 position, picked up a 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Nick Varvais. Freshman Jason Marshall was the only other Boilermaker to win in singles, as he defeated Andrew Cheney 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 4 position. Purdue doesn't have much time to regroup. The Boilermakers face seventh-ranked Pepperdine on March 13.
SINGLES 1. Thomas Bohun (UCI) def. Cris James (PU) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 2. Jamie Goron (PU) def. Nick Varvais (UCI) 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 3. Brett Lucas (UCI) def. Derek Myers (PU) 7-5, 6-3 4. Jason Marshall (PU) def. Andrew Cheney (UCI) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 5. David Chang (UCI) def. Tushaar Gautam (PU) 7-5, 6-0 6. Chris Ma (UCI) def. Dan Swan (PU) 6-3, 6-1 DOUBLES 1. James/Myers (PU) def. Bohun/Cheney (UCI) 8-2 2. Varvais/Chang (UCI) def. Gordon/Marshall (PU) 9-8 3. David Matthew/Jeff Riba (UCI) def. G.T. Cozad/Swan 8-6 UC-Irvine 5, Purdue 2