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Broncos Conclude Weekend at Wildcat Invite

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 10/28/2012
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EVANSTON, Ill. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team completed its weekend at the Wildcat Invite hosted by Northwestern, with two Broncos earning wins in the final round of singles play for the weekend.  The end of the tournament also serves as the coda for the Broncos' fall season; when they next see action, it will be in the first team match of the spring season.

Ross VanderPloeg and Stephen Payne each picked up a victory on Sunday, concluding their fall seasons on a high note; coincidentally, each win came against a member of Mid-American Conference rival Toledo.  VanderPloeg scored a comparatively easy victory in his match against Terence Weigand, earning a 6-3, 6-2 singles win. 

Payne, meanwhile, found himself in a battle with the Rockets' Ryan Jorgensen.  After a tight 7-5 first set, Payne completed the hard-fought victory with a 6-4 second set win.

Freshman Andrew Cahn competed in the finals of the Flight B Singles draw, hanging tough agianst Northwestern's Alberto Zanotti before falling in a tight third set.  Cahn defeated Zanotti 7-6 in a first set tiebreaker, but Zanotti came back to tie the overall match with a second set win.  The two players then produced a tight third set, with Zanotti just barely ekeing out the 1-0 (8) win.

Jacob Wilson (ISU) def. Aaron Wong (WMU) 6-1, 6-3
Ross VanderPloeg (WMU) def. Terence Weigand (UT) 6-3, 6-2
Alberto Zanotti (NU) def. Andrew Cahn (WMU) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (8)
Matt Wareti (UT) def. Jim Beckwith (WMU) 6-2, 6-1
Stephen Payne (WMU) def. Ryan Jorgensen (UT) 7-5, 6-4