2003 Archive

Thursday, May 22, 2003

"Four Earn All-AMC South Division Honors"

Four members of Walsh's men's tennis teams earned All-American Mideast Conference South Division honors. Honorees were chosen by a vote of the division's coaches.

Juniors Joel Carney (Canton, OH/Central Catholic) and Dan Schuler (Navarre, OH/Perry) were both voted All-AMC for both singles and doubles play while Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) and Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) were chosen for their doubles play. Carney excelled at the number one singles spot this past season finishing the year with a 16-3 record. He won 11 straight matches throughout the season and was also ranked 29th in the NAIA by the International Tennis Association (ITA). (The only Cavalier to ever be ranked individually by the ITA). Chris Pleska joined Carney at the first doubles position up until an injury sidelined him at the AMC/NAIA Region IX finals and the national tournament. The duo posted the Cavs best doubles record of 12-4. Dan Schuler is a three-time All-AMC singles honoree and also earned the honor twice for his doubles play. He finished the season with a 14-5 record at second singles and posted an eight match win streak in the middle of the season. Schuler teamed with Jochen Nuessle at second doubles where the two finished 10-5 overall. Nuessle earned All-AMC doubles honors for the third straight year.

Monday, May 19, 2003

"Walsh University Men's Tennis Ends Season at NAIA Championships"

North Canton, Ohio- The Walsh University men's tennis team concluded their season last week with a first round loss at the NAIA National Tennis Championships held in Peach Tree, Georgia. The Cavs won the American Mideast Conference South Division title and also claimed the NAIA Region IX title to advance to their sixth straight national tournament appearance. They finished the season 15-5 overall and 3-0 in the AMC South.

Walsh was ousted 6-2 by Vanguard (CA) (16-10) in their first and only match at the NAIA Nationals. The Cavs won one singles match and one doubles match. Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won 6-0, 6-1 at sixth singles and teamed-up with Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) to win 8-1 at third doubles. Echague finishes the year 3-1 while the duo finishes 11-6. Number one singles player Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) lost 6-2 in the first set and did not finish the second set. He was trailing 5-3 when play was halted. Carney finishes the season 16-3. Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) lost 6-2, 6-2 at second singles. He finishes the year 14-5. Carney and Schuler were defeated 8-2 at first doubles. They conclude the season 1-1. Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) lost 6-3, 6-0 at third singles to drop to 10-8 overall and teamed up with Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) to lose 8-3 at second doubles. Clinesmith also lost 6-4, 6-1 at fifth singles. He finishes the season 11-7. Matias Candel (Fr., Buenos Ares, Argentina/Ana Frank) lost 6-1, 6-2 at fourth singles to finish 11-7 overall. Sophomore Chris Pleska (Wooster, OH/HS) who was injured in the AMC/NAIA Region IX tournament did not play at the national tournament. He finished the season 8-9 at third singles and 12-4 at first doubles with Joel Carney.


Monday, May 12, 2003

"Cavs Ousted 6-2 by Vanguard at NAIA Nationals"

Walsh was ousted 6-2 by Vanguard (CA) (16-10) in their first match at the NAIA Nationals in Peach Tree, Georgia today. The Cavs won one singles match and one doubles match. Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won 6-0, 6-1 at sixth singles and teamed-up with Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) to win 8-1 at third doubles. Number one singles player Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) lost 6-2 in the first set and did not finish the second set. He was trailing 5-3 when play was halted. Carney finishes the season 16-3. Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) lost 6-2, 6-2 at second singles and Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) lost 6-3, 6-0 at third singles. Carney and Schuler were defeated 8-2 at first doubles. Walsh closes the season 15-5.

Complete Results

Singles

Calle Lumsden (Vanguard) def. Joel Carney 6-2, 5-3 Did not finish

Calle Holmgren (Vanguard) def. Dan Schuler 6-2, 6-2

Phillip Mardh (Vanguard) def. Jochen Nuessle 6-3, 6-0

Ivar Bjorklund (Vanugard) def. Matias Candel 6-1, 6-2

Chris Taylor (Vanguard) def. Kevin Clinesmith 6-4, 6-1

Martin Echague def. Joe Jardine (Vanguard) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

Lumsden/Bjorklund (Vanguard) def. Carney/Schuler 8-2

Hilgren/March (Vanguard) def. Nuessle/Candel 8-3

Clinesmith/Echague def. Taylor/Brian Lay (Vanguard) 8-1

Saturday, May 10, 2003

"Cavs Meet Vanguard (CA) at NAIA Nationals"

Walsh (15-4) will meet Vanguard (Calif.) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12th, at the 52nd Annual NAIA Men's Tennis Championships at Peachtree City, Georgia. Vanguard earned one of 11 at-large berths to the tournament, while the Cavaliers captured the NAIA Region lX title to qualify. If Walsh wins they meet Cumberland (Ky.) at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Cumberland received a first round bye. The tournament is single elimination.

Monday, May 5, 2003

"Cavs (15-4, 3-0) Win AMC/NAIA Region IX Finals to Advance to NAIA Championships"

Walsh started out last week on a down note losing 4-5 to Huntington College in a non-conference match. By Thursday, it was a different story. The Cavs bounced back to defeat Ohio Dominican University 5-4 in the semifinals of the American Mideast Conference/NAIA Region IX Tournament pitting them for a repeat showdown against Cedarville University. The Cavs again came out victorious claiming their sixth straight regional crown, defeating the Yellow Jackets 5-4. Walsh now advances to the 52nd NAIA National Championships May 12-16, 2003, in Peach Tree, Georgia. They depart this Saturday for the tournament.

Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) lost for the first time in 11 matches against Huntington. He was defeated 6-4, 6-0 at first singles. The Cavs' only singles wins came from Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) and Matias Candel (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ana Frank). Schuler won 6-2, 6-3 at second singles and Candel won 7-5, 6-4 at fourth singles. In doubles play, Carney and Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) won 8-6 at first doubles while Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) and Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won 8-5 at third doubles.

Carney was back to form in the Cavs' win against ODU. He defeated David Taylor 6-1, 6-4 at first singles. Schuler and Candel also won again in singles action and Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) won 6-0, 6-1 at sixth singles. Violand and Echague were the only doubles team to win. They defeated ODU's third team 8-4.

Against Cedarville, Carney again led the way winning 7-6 (7-2), 6-2. He stands at 16-2 entering the national tournament. Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson), who moved into the third singles position due to Chris Pleska's ankle sprain, won 6-2, 7-5. He is 10-7 overall. Candel pulled out a three-set win (6-2, 2-6, 6-4) to win at fourth singles and improve to 11-6 overall. Echague won his second singles match of the year after defeating his opponent 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at sixth singles. He is now 2-1. Carney and Schuler managed the only doubles win, defeating Cedarville's top doubles team 8-6.

Friday, May 2, 2003

"Cavs Advance to AMC/NAIA Region IX Finals"

Walsh, who received the first seed of the American Mideast Conference south division at the AMC/NAIA Region IX Tournament, defeated third seeded Ohio Dominican University 5-4 yesterday in the quarterfinals of the championships. Walsh advances to the finals to face second seeded Cedarville University who knocked off the north division's first seed, Roberts Wesleyan College, 9-0. The Cavs and Yellow Jackets face off today at 9:00 a.m. with the winner advancing to the NAIA Championships May 12-16, in Peach Tree, Georgia.

Monday, April 28, 2003

"Cavs (13-3, 3-0) Ranked 24th in NAIA/Joel Carney (TOP RIGHT) Ranked 29th in ITA"

Walsh resumes play today at Huntington College after being idle last week. The Cavs moved into the NAIA top 25 with a 24th place ranking last week. This is the first time that the Cavs have been ranked this season. Walsh received 23 votes and are the only ranked Region IX team and Ohio school. Individually, junior Joel Carney (Canton, OH/Central Catholic) was ranked 29th in the April 25th International Tennis Association ranking for the NAIA. The ITA is the governing body for all tennis and handles all team and individual rankings. Carney is the first Cav to ever be ranked individually. Joel is currently 14-1 at first singles and has won his last 11 matches. He is also 11-3 at first doubles with teammate Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS).

The Cavs finished the regular season 3-0 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference to clinch the regular season championship. They will hold the top seed for the NAIA/Region lX Tournament, which begins this Wednesday, April 30th, at Cedarville University. The Cavs have reigned as conference champions the past seven years and have also won the NAIA Region IX Tournament and advanced to the NAIA Championships the past five seasons.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

"Cavs Move Into NAIA Top 25"

The 11-3 Walsh University Men's Tennis team moved into the NAIA top 25 with a 24th place ranking this week. This is the first time that the Cavs have been ranked this season. Walsh received 23 votes. They are the only ranked region lX team and the only ranked Ohio school. The Cavs are 3-0 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference and have clinched the regular season championship. They will hold a top seed for the NAIA/Region lX Tournament, which begins April 30th at Cedarville, Ohio.

Monday, April 21, 2003

"Cavs Defeat Grove City and Ohio Dominican for 2-0 Week"

Walsh defeated Grove City College and Ohio Dominican University last week to improve to 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the American Mideast Conference. The Cavs are off this week due to finals and will resume play next Monday (April 28) at Huntington College.

The Cavs bested Grove City Monday afternoon 7-2 in a non-conference match. Junior Joel Carney (Canton, OH/Central Catholic) won his 10th straight match at first singles after defeating Patrick Donahue by identical 6-2 scores. Dan Schuler (Navarre, OH/Perry) won 6-1, 6-0 at second singles. Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) won 6-2, 6-0 at third singles and Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) won 6-2, 6-0 at fourth singles. In doubles action, all three Cavalier duos won. Carney and Pleska defeated Grove City's top doubles team 8-1. Nuessle teamed with Schuler to win 8-5 at second doubles and Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) and Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won 8-4 at third doubles.

Walsh also defeated Ohio Dominican in their third and final AMC match of the season 7-2. Carney won his 11th straight match of the year after defeating his opponent 6-3, 6-2 at first singles. He continues to post the best record for the Cavs at 14-1 overall. Schuler won at second singles to improve to 12-3 overall. Matias Candel (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ana Frank) won at fifth singles and Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) won at sixth singles. Candel is 8-6 and Clinesmith is 10-4. The Cavs doubles teams also continued to record wins. Carney and Pleska won 8-6 at first doubles. They stand at 11-3 on the season. Nuessle and Schuler won their fifth consecutive match at second doubles to improve to 10-4. And, Violand and Echague turned in a win at third doubles to improve to 8-5.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

"Cavs Match at ODU Back On"

Walsh's match that was scheduled for tomorrow at Ohio Dominican and then postponed is now back on. Walsh will travel to Ohio Dominican tomorrow morning. Match time is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 16, 2003

"Cavs Match at ODU Postponed"

Walsh's match at Ohio Dominican University on Thursday, April 17, 2003, has been postponed. A tentative date has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Ohio Dominican. Please stay posted to the Walsh website for further updates.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

"Cavs Down Grove City 7-2"

Walsh (12-3, 2-0) bested Grove City College yesterday afternoon 7-2. Junior Joel Carney (Canton, OH/Central Catholic) won his 10th straight match at first singles after defeating Patrick Donahue by identical 6-2 scores. Carney is now 13-1 overall. Dan Schuler (Navarre, OH/Perry) won 6-1, 6-0 at second singles. His fifth consecutive win puts him at 12-3. Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) won 6-2, 6-0 at third singles and Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) won 6-2, 6-0 at fourth singles. Pleska is 9-6 and Nuessle is 10-5.

In doubles action, all three Cavalier duos won. Carney and Pleska defeated Grove City's top doubles team 8-1. They post the Cavs' best doubles record at 11-3. Nuessle teamed with Schuler to win 8-5 at second doubles. They are 10-4 overall. And, Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) and Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won 8-4 at third doubles to improve to 8-5.

Walsh travels to Ohio Dominican University Thursday morning to take on the panthers in an American Mideast Conference match. Game time is set for 11 a.m.

Monday, April 14, 2003

"Cavs Defeat Wooster and Cedarville"

Walsh improved to 11-3 overall and 2-0 in the American Mideast Conference this past week with a non-conference win over the College of Wooster and a 6-3 win over AMC rival Cedarville University. The Cavs have won their last four matches. Walsh travels to Grove City College today for a non-conference match and will travel to Ohio Dominican University on Thursday for an AMC match-up.

In the Cavs win against Wooster, Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/central Catholic) battled to defeat Wooster's top singles player 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 at first singles. Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) won 6-2, 6-3 at second singles. Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) and Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) also added wins at third and fourth singles. Nuessle teamed with Schuler to defeat Wooster's second doubles team 8-2 while Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) and Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won at third doubles.

Carney, Schuler, and Nuessle again added singles wins against Cedarville. Carney won his ninth straight match (6-4, 6-0) at first singles. He stands at 13-1 overall. Schuler improved to 11-3 with his fourth consecutive win at second singles. Nuessle also added his fourth straight win and now stands at 9-5. Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) won 6-2, 6-1 at sixth singles and is now 9-4 for the season. Carney and Pleska had an easy 8-1 victory at first doubles and are 10-3 overall. Nuessle and Schuler improved to 9-4 overall with a win at second doubles.

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

"Cavs Down Wooster"

Walsh won its third consecutive match with a 6-2 win at the College of Wooster yesterday. The win improves the Cavs to 10-3 on the season. Walsh is at Cedarville on Saturday for an American Mideast Conference match.

Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) top right notched his eighth straight win at first singles with a hard-fought 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 win. He stands at 12-1 on the season. Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) won 6-2, 6-3 at second singles to improve to 10-3.

Monday, April 7, 2003

(9-3) "Cavs Win Two More"

The Cavs (9-3, 1-0) added two more wins to their record last week defeating West Liberty 8-1 in a non-conference match and then downing Malone 8-1 in their first American Mideast Conference contest. Walsh's match with Slippery Rock that was scheduled for yesterday was cancelled and will not be made up. This week Walsh travels to Wooster on Tuesday and Cedarville on Friday.

All but one Cav won a match in the win over NCAA DII West Liberty. Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) won 6-2, 6-2 at first singles. Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry) defeated Zac Stubna 6-3, 7-5 at second singles. Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) won 6-1, 6-3 at third singles. Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) won by identical 6-2 scores at fourth singles and Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) won 6-3, 6-2 at fifth singles. Carney and Pleska defeated West Liberty's top doubles team 8-4. Nuessle and Schuler won 8-2 at second doubles and Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic) and Martin Echague (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won at third doubles.

In the Cavs opening American Mideast Conference match against Malone, Walsh won every singles match and two out-of-three doubles matches. Carney notched his seventh straight win at first singles with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Malone's Derek Schildt. He stands at 11-1 on the season. Schuler also added another win at second singles. He is 9-3 overall. Pleska blanked his opponent by identical 6-0 scores at third singles and is now 7-5. Matias Candel (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ana Frank) improved to 7-4, after a 6-4, 6-3 win at fourth singles. Nuessle also blanked Malone's fifth singles player 6-0, 6-0 and is 7-5 overall. Clinesmith won at sixth singles and is now 8-3. Carney and Pleska improved to 9-3 with an 8-1 win at first doubles. Pablo Borensztein (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Balmoral) and Bear Fruehling (Fr., Millersburg, OH/West Holmes) won their first match of the season with a hard fought 9-7 win at third doubles.

Wednesday, April 2, 2003

"Walsh Bests Malone 8-1"

Walsh improved to 9-3 and 1-0 in the American Mideast Conference after defeating Malone College 8-1 yesterday. Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) top right won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles to improve to 11-1. The Cavs also received single match wins from Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry), Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS), Matias Candel (Fr. Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) and Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS). The doubles combinations of Carney/Pleska and Pablo Borenzstein (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina)/Beriton Fruehling (Millersburg, OH/West Holmes) were also victorious.

The Cavs are home to Slippery Rock on Sunday.

Tuesday, April 1, 2003

"Cavs Bounce West Liberty 8-1"

Walsh improved to 8-3 on the season after dowing West Liberty State University 8-1 at the Hall of Fame Courts yesterday. The Cavs only loss came at sixth singles. Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) won 6-2, 6-2 at first singles to improve to 10-1. Walsh is scheduled to play at Malone today at 3 p.m.

Monday, March 31, 2003

"Cavs Win Two Out of Three For The Week"

Walsh (7-3) went 2-1 last week defeating Case Western Reserve and the University of Findlay before falling to Aquinas this past weekend. Walsh hosts West Liberty today for a non-conference match at 2 p.m. Tomorrow they open American Mideast Conference play at cross-town rival Malone College at 3 p.m. On Sunday the Cavs host Slippery Rock at 12 p.m. at the Harvard courts.

Walsh handed Case Western Reserve University its first loss of the season last Monday pulling out a 5-4 win. Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) easily defeated Case's top singles player 6-2, 6-4. Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry/Malone College) won at second singles and Matias Candel (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ana Frank) won at fourth singles. In doubles action, Carney and Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) won at first doubles and Schuler and Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) won at second doubles.

In Walsh's 8-1 defeat of Findlay, all but one Cav received a win. Carney, Schuler, and Candel again won their singles matches at the first, second, and fourth singles positions. Nuessle added a win at fifth singles and Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) won at sixth singles. The Carney/Pleska duo again won at first doubles as did the Nuessle/Schuler duo at second doubles. Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) and Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won at third doubles.

The Cavs only bright spot in their 1-8 loss to Aquinas on Saturday was Joel Carney's 6-4, 6-2 win at first singles. He currently has the best record for the Cavs at 9-1 overall. Schuler posts the next best record at second singles of 7-3. The duo also has the best doubles record (7-3) at first doubles.

Friday, March 27, 2003

"Cavs at Aquinas (MI) Today"

Walsh travels to Aquinas College (MI) today for a match. Saturday's scheduled match with Spring Arbor College has been cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

"Walsh Drubs Findlay"

Walsh drubbed the University of Findlay 8-1 at Walsh on Tuesday. The win was the third straight for the Cavs, as they improved to 7-2 on the year. Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) won at first singles to improve to 8-1 on the season. Kevin Clinesmith (Wooster, OH/HS) was also victorious in singles play to improve to 6-2. The Cavs are at Aquinas College (MI) on Friday and at Sspring Arbor (MI) on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

"Cavs Down Case Western Reserve"

Walsh handed Case Western Reserve University its first loss of the season winning 5-4 yesterday. The Cavs have won their last two matches and stand 6-2 on the season. Walsh is home to Findlay at 3 p.m. today.

Monday, March 24, 2003

"Cavs Idle Last Week/Host Case Western Reserve Today"

Walsh was idle all last week but will play four non-conference matches this week. Today they host Case Western Reserve University at 3:30 pm and host the University of Findlay tomorrow at 3 pm. Friday the Cavs travel to Aquinas College (3 pm) and are at Spring Arbor College on Saturday (9 am).

Juniors Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) and Kevin Clinesmith (Wooster, OH/HS) are currently leading the Cavs. Both have only lost one match in singles play. Carney is 6-1 at first singles and Klinesmith is 5-1 at sixth singles. Walsh's top doubles team thus far seems to be Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) and Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State). The duo has only suffered one loss and stand at 4-1 at third doubles.

Monday, March 17, 2003

"Cavs Blank Oberlin"

Walsh improved to 5-2 on the season after blanking Oberlin College 9-0 this past Saturday in a non-conference match. Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) continued to shine at first singles. He defeated Oberlin's top singles player 6-1, 6-0 and now stands at 6-1 on the season. Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry/Malone) pulled out a three set win at second singles to win his fifth match of the year. The Cavs also received wins from Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) at third singles, Matias Candel (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ana Frank) at fourth singles, Jochen Nuessle (Sr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) at fifth singles, and Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) at sixth singles. Carney and Pleska teamed together to win their fifth match at first doubles. Nuessle and Schuler won at second singles and Aaron Violand (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) and Martin Echague (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ecclestoa) won at third singles.

The Cavs are idle until Monday, March 24, when they host Case Western Reserve University in a non-conference match at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, February 24, 2003

"Cavs Open Season With Back-To-Back Wins"

Walsh (2-0) traveled to Mercyhurst College this past weekend for a tri-match with Mercyhurst and Allegheny College. The Cavs defeated Mercyhurst 5-4 and blanked Allegheny 9-0. Transfer Joel Carney (Jr., Canton, OH/Central Catholic/Ohio State) won twice at first singles as did Chris Pleska (So., Wooster, OH/HS) at third singles and Kevin Clinesmith (Jr., Wooster, OH/HS) at sixth singles. Carney and Pleska teamed at first doubles to produce two wins and Jochen Nuessle (Jr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson) and Dan Schuler (Jr., Navarre, OH/Perry/Malone) won both of their matches at second doubles.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

"Walsh University Tennis Players Earn All-American Mideast Conference Honors" The American Mideast Conference has released the men's All-AMC Tennis teams. Earning top honors for the men were Derek Steinberg (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover HS) and Jeff Johnston (Sr., Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas HS). Steinberg, who finished the year 16-9 at first singles, earned All-AMC honors for both his singles and doubles play and was also voted Co-Singles Player of the Year along with Malone's Dan Schuler. Johnston also earned All-AMC honors for both singles and doubles. Together, Steinberg and Johnston were tabbed the AMC Doubles Team of the Year. The duo went undefeated until the NAIA National Tennis Championship. They finished their final season 24-1 at first doubles. Johnston was also 21-3 at second singles. Fellow senior Keith Ginnetti (Akron, OH/Ellet HS) also earned All-AMC honors for singles and doubles. He went 21-3 at third singles and finished 19-6 at second doubles with partner Jochen Nuessle (Jr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson HS), who earned All-AMC doubles honors.

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

"Jochen Nuessle Selected Verizon Academic All-American"

Walsh University junior Jochen Nuessle (Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson HS) has been selected to the 2002 Verizon College Division Academic First Team. Earlier, he was named to the All-District IV At-Large First Team. Nuessle is one of 15 student-athletes selected to the first team. Nuessle carries a perfect 4.00 grade point average and is majoring in business administration/finance.

Thursday, May 16, 2002

"Jochen Nuessle Selected Verizon Academic All-American"

Walsh University junior Jochen Nuessle (Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson HS) has been selected to the 2002 Verizon College Division Academic All-District IV At-Large First Team. Nuessle is one of ten student-athletes selected to the first team. Nuessle carries a perfect 4.00 grade point average and is majoring in business administration/finance.

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

"Flagler Outs Cavs at Nationals"

Walsh (20-5) was ousted by Flagler College in the first round of the NAIA Nationals at Peachtree, GA. Rain halted singles play before some of the sets were completed. Results are posted below.

Match 6 -- Flagler (Fla.) (14-6) def. Walsh (Ohio) (20-5) 6-0 (at South Fulton Tennis Center)

Singles

Alex Mierzwinski (FC) def. Derek Steinberg (WU) 6-1, 6-1

Raphael Maurer (FC) vs. Jeff Johnston (WU) 6-3, 3-2 did not finish

Grayden Moore (FC) vs. Keith Ginnetti (WU) 6-1, 2-1 did not finish

Jacob Teichert (FC) vs. Chris Pleska (WU) 6-4, 1-1 did not finish

Thomas Schweizer (FC) def. Jochen Nuessle (WU) 6-3, 6-0

Hagen Brody (FC) def. Kevin Clinesmith (WU) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

Alex Mierzwinski/Raphael Maurer (FC) def. Derek Steinberg/Jeff Johnston (WU) 9-8 (11-9)

Grayden Moore/Hagen Brody (FC) def. Keith Ginnetti/Jochen Nuessle (WU) 8-0

Jacob Teichert/Thomas Schweizer (FC) def. Chris Pleska/Kevin Clinesmith (WU) 8-3

Monday, May 6, 2002

" Cavs (20-4, 6-0)Advance to NAIA National Tennis Championship"

Last week the Cavs finished the regular season with an 8-1 win over Oberlin and then went on two win the NAIA Region IX Championship to advance to their seventh consecutive NAIA National Tennis Championship. Walsh blanked Tiffin (9-0) in the regional semi's to set up a showdown between the Cavs and Cedarville, who the Cavs defeated 8-1. The national tourney runs May 13-17 in Peachtree City, Georgia. The Cavs' top duo of Derek Steinberg (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover HS) and Jeff Johnston (Sr., Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas HS) remained undefeated after downing the yellow jackets top team 8-3. The pair stands at 24-0. Steinberg also won at first singles and is 16-8. Johnston won his 18th straight match at second doubles to advance to 21-3. Keith Ginnetti (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet HS) and Jochen Nuessle (Jr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson HS) teamed to defeat Cedarville's second doubles team 8-3. The two are 19-5. Chris Pleska (Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) and Kevin Clinesmith (So., Wooster, OH/HS) won their 13th straight match at third doubles to advance to 19-3. Ginnetti has also won his last 16 matches at third singles and is 21-3. Nuessle is 19-5 and on a 15-match win streak at fifth singles. Pleska won his eighth straight and is 19-5. Friday, May 3, 2002 "Cavalier Men Advance to the NAIA National Tennis Championship" Walsh University's men's tennis team is advancing to their seventh consecutive NAIA National Tennis Championship after defeating Cedarville University 8-1 today in the NAIA Region IX Tennis Tournament. The Cavs advanced to the finals after blanking Tiffin University 9-0 yesterday. Walsh enters the national championship 20-4 and 6-0 in the AMC. The national tournament runs May 13-17 in Peachtree City, Georgia. The Cavs top doubles team of Derek Steinberg (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover HS) and Jeff Johnston (Sr., Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas HS) remained undefeated after downing Cedarville's top duo 8-3. The pair stands at 24-0. Steinberg also won at first singles 6-0, 6-2, and is 16-8 at the position. Johnston won his 18th consecutive match at second doubles to advance to 21-3. Keith Ginnetti (Sr., Akron, OH/Ellet HS) and Jochen Nuessle (Jr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson HS) teamed to defeat Cedarville's second doubles team 8-3. The two are 19-5 overall. Chris Pleska (Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) and Kevin Clinesmith (So., Wooster, OH/HS) won their 13th straight match at third doubles with a 9-8 (7-3) tie-breaking win to advance to 19-3. Ginnetti, Nuessle, and Pleska also won each of their singles matches. Ginnetti has won his last 16 matches at third singles to improve to 21-3 overall. Nuessle is on a 15-match win streak at fifth singles. He is 19-5. Pleska won his eighth straight match and is 19-5 overall. Thursday, May 2, 2002 "Cavs Advance To Region IX Final" Walsh (19-4) advanced to NAIA Region IX championship after blanking Tiffin 9-0 today. The Cavs will meet Cedarville for regional championship Friday at 1 p.m. at Harvard Courts.

Monday, April 29, 2002

"Cavs Win 7th Straight AMC Crown"

Walsh (17-4, 6-0) won its seventh straight AMC championship after blanking Tiffin 9-0 on Saturday. The Cavs finish the regular season tomorrow at Oberlin. On Thursday, they defend their 2001 NAIA Region IX crown as they take on Tiffin in the first round of the Region IX Championships at Harvard Courts in Canton. If the Cavs win, they will face the Malone/Cedarville winner on Friday for the region championship. Derek Steinberg (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover HS) and Jeff Johnston (Sr., Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas HS) continued to dominate their opponents at first doubles. They defeated Tiffin's top doubles team 9-0 to improve to 21-0 on the season. The duo are just one match shy of completing a perfect regular season. Johnston also won his 15th straight singles match at second singles. Keith Ginnetti (Akron, OH/Ellet HS) kept his streak alive at third singles with his 13th consecutive win. The Cavs also received wins from Chris Pleska (Fr., Wooster, OH/HS) at fourth singles, Jochen Nuessle (Jr., Herbertingen, Germany/Jackson HS) at fifth singles, and Kevin Clinesmith (So., Wooster, OH/HS) at sixth singles. Ginnetti and Nuessle also won at second doubles and Pleska and Clinesmith won their 10th consecutive match at third doubles.

Sunday, April 28, 2002

"Cavs Win 7th Straight AMC Title"

Walsh (17-4, 6-0) won its seventh straight American Mideast Conference championship after blanking Tiffin 9-0 on Saturday. Derek Steinberg (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover HS) and Jeff Johnston (Sr., Canton, OH/St. Thomas Aquinas HS) continued to dominate their opponents at first doubles. The duo completed a perfect regular season at 21-0. Johnston also won his 15th straight singles match at second singles. Keith Ginnetti (Akron, OH/Ellet HS) kept his streak alive at third singles with his 13th consecutive win.