2008 Archive

Monday, June 2, 2008

"Walsh University Signs Central Catholic's Jon Esber to Tennis Scholarship"

Walsh University Head Men's Tennis Coach Sherry Bossart has announced the signing of Jon Esber to a NAIA Letter of Intent to continue his education at Walsh, and play intercollegiate tennis for the Cavaliers. Esber is a 2008 graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School. He will major in business management at Walsh. Walsh is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the American Mideast Conference (AMC).

Esber earned four letters for Basil Violand and the Crusaders, while also being selected second team All-Ohio. He reached state in doubles in division two this spring, reaching the semifinals. Esber played first and second singles (15-4) as a senior, as well as first doubles (11-3), with a combined record of 26-7. He was 12-2 at second doubles as a junior and 13-4 in doubles. His four-year combined record is 70-16.


Friday, May 2, 2008

"Malone College (17-5) Downs Cavs (10-8) 5-3 to Advance to the NAIA National Championships in Mobile, AL/Webster & Innes Earn All-AMC Honors"

Malone defeated Walsh 5-3 to win the NAIA Region IX Championship and advance to the NAIA National Championships, May 12-15 in Mobile, AL. The Malone win snaps Walsh's string of national tournament appearances at 11. Walsh led 2-1 after winning two out of three doubles matches, but then dropped four of five singles matches. Tim Frazier's three-set win over Curtis Kugler clinched the match for Malone.

Walsh's Stephen Webster (Sr., Lexington, OH/HS) and Gary Innes (Fr., Randburg, South Africa) were selected All-AMC in singles and doubles. For Webster, it was the fourth straight year that he has received All-AMC honors.

DOUBLES

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) def. Jason Christman/Kyle Bowers (M) 9-8 (8-6)

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) def. Nathaniel Rodd/David Cairns (M) 8-6

3. Dan Yard/Tim Springirth (M) def, Casey Eck/Curtis Kugler (W) 8-5

SINGLES

1. Christman (M) Webster (W) DNF

2. Bowers (M) def. Kerschbaum (W) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

3. Cairns (M) def. Innes (W) 7-5, 6-0

4. Rodd (M) def. Allmaras (W) 6-1, 6-0

5. Eck (W) def. Tim Frazier (M) 6-0, 6-1

6. Springirth (M) def. Kugler (W) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2


Friday, May 2, 2008

"Tennis Championships Moved Inside"

The NAIA Region IX championship match between Walsh and Malone College has been moved inside to the HAll of Fame Courts, witih a tenative starting time of 2 pm.


Thursday, May 1, 2008

Men's Tennis NAIA Region IX Semifinals at Walsh University

Walsh University 5 Cedarville University 4

Second seeded and defending region champion Walsh University (10-7) defeated third seeded Cedarville University (10-7) 5-4 to advance to the finals of the NAIA Region IX Championship match, to be held at Walsh, on Friday at 1 pm. Walsh plays the winner of the Ohio Dominican University/Malone College match. The winner advances to the NAIA National Championships in Mobile, AL, May 12-16.

DOUBLES

Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) def. Kevin Furst/Dan Ballard (CED) 8-3

Brent Martin/Caleb Speicher (CED) def. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 9-8 (10-4 TB)

Casey Eck/Curtis Kugler (W) def. Derek Hostetter/Kyle DeBoer (CED) 8-4

SINGLES

Webster (W) def. Furst (CED) 6-1, 6-1

Ballard (CED) def. Kerschbaum (W) 7-6, 6-2

Innes (W) def. Martin (CED) 6-1, 6-3

Allmaras (W) def. Hostetter (CED) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 TB)

Speicher (CED) def. Kugler (W) 3-6, 6-3, (10-5 TB)

DeBoer (CED) def. Eck (W) 5-7, 6-4 (10-4 TB)


Monday, April 28, 2008

"Cavs Set to Defend NAIA Region IX Title"

Walsh (9-7, 4-1 AMC) is the second seed for the upcoming NAIA Region IX Championships, hosted by the Cavs on Thursday and Friday. Walsh will meet third seeded Cedarville University (10-6, 5-2 AMC) at 1 pm on Thursday. Walsh beat the Yellow Jackets 5-4 in the regular season. Number one seed Malone College (15-5, 5-0 AMC) meets fourth seeded Ohio Dominican University (9-6, 2-3 AMC) at Harvard Courts in Canton at 9 am on Thursday. The winners play for the championship at Walsh on Friday at 1pm, with the victor advancing to the 57th Annual NAIA Championships in Mobile, AL, May 12-16. Walsh has won ten of the last 11 region championships.

Number one singles Stephen Webster (Sr., Lexington, OH/HS) is 15-5 on the season and has won nine of his last ten matches. He is 15-2 at number one doubles with Gary Innes (Fr., Randburg, South Africa). Innes is 13-7 at third singles. Greg Kerschbaum (Sr., Elyria, OH/HS) is 9-11 at second singles and 13-4 at second doubles with Jake Allmaras (Fr., Powell, OH/Olentangy).


Friday, April 19, 2008

"Cavs Win Fourth Straight to Finish Out Regular Season Play"

The Walsh men (9-7, 4-1) defeated the Falcons of Notre Dame College 8-1 in their final regular season conference match. American Mideast Conference tournament play will start Thursday, May 1.

NOTRE DAME MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-1

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 8-4

3. Curtis Kugler/Casey Eck (W) 8-3

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-1, 6-1

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 6-4, 6-0

3. Gary Innes (W) 6-0, 6-0

4. Jake Allmaras (W) 6-0, 6-3

5. Curtis Kugler (W) 6-0, 6-4

6. Matt Jeffries (W) 6-1, 6-3


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Cavs Victorious Over Ohio Dominican; Gain Third Conference Win"

The Walsh men (8-7, 3-1) topped the Ohio Dominican Panthers 6-3 in a fierce conference match-up today at Walsh University. The Cavaliers will finish off regular season play this Friday, April 18, at Notre Dame College.

OHIO DOMINICAN MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-4

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 9-7

3. Curtis Kugler/Matt Jeffries (L) 8-3

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-0, 6-1

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3

3. Gary Innes (W) 6-0, 6-0

4. Jake Allmaras (W) 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, 10-4

5. Curtis Kugler (W) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, 6-3

6. Casey Eck (L) 6-3, 6-2


Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Cavs Sweep Roberts Wesleyan, Notch Second Conference Victory"

The Walsh men (7-7, 2-1) won their second American Mideast Conference match in a row, topping Roberts Wesleyan 9-0. The Cavaliers will travel to West Liberty State College to take on the Hilltoppers Monday, April 14, weather permitting.

ROBERTS WESLEYAN MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-4

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 8-6

3. Curtis Kugler/Joe Hannah (W) 8-5

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-0, 6-4

2. Greg Kerschbaum (W) 6-0, 6-4

3. Gary Innes (W) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

4. Jake Allmaras (W) 4-6, 6-1, 10-1

5. Casey Eck (W) 6-3, 6-0

6. Matt Jeffries (W) 6-1, 6-1


Friday, April 11, 2008

"Cavs Edge Yellow Jackets"

Walsh (6-7, 1-1 AMC) snapped a two-match losing streak with a 5-4 win over Cedarville University (5-6, 1-2 AMC) in an American Mideast Conference match today. The Cavs won two out of three doubles matches and three singles matches.

Walsh is home to Roberts Wesleyan tomorrow.

DOUBLES
1. Steve Webster/Gary Innes (W) def. Kevin Furst/Dan Ballard, 8-2
2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) def. Brent Martin/Caleb Speicher, 9-7
3. Derek Hostetter/Kyle DeBoer (C) def. Curtis Kugler/Casey Eck, 9-7

SINGLES
1. Steve Webster (W) def. Kevin Furst, 6-2, 6-0
2. Dan Ballard (C) def. Greg Kerschbaum, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (4-7), 10-8
3. Gary Innes (W) def. Brent Martin, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2
4. Jake Allmaras (W) def. Derek Hostetter, 6-4, 6-4
5. Caleb Speicher (C) def. Curtis Kugler, 7-5, 4-6, 10-3
6. Kyle DeBoer (C) def. Matt Jeffries, 6-4, 6-4


Friday, April 11, 2008

"Rain May Move Match Indoors"

Mother nature is calling for rain, and if so, the Walsh/Cedarville match will be moved indoors to the Hall of Fame Fitness Center at 12:30 pm. If the rain holds off, the match will be played outside at Walsh at 3 pm.


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Cavaliers Drop First Conference Match to AMC Rival Malone"

The Walsh men (5-7, 0-1) fell short to the Malone Pioneers, 6-3 in a hard-fought cross-town conference battle. The Cavaliers will look to bounce back in their Friday, April 11 match-up with Cedarville University.

MALONE MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-4

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (L) 8-6

3. Casey Eck/Matt Jeffries (L) 8-6

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-4, 6-4

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 7-6 (7-1), 6-3

3. Gary Innes (W) 1-6, 6-4, R

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 6-1, 7-5

5. Curtis Kugler (L) 6-4, 6-4

6. Casey Eck (L) 7-5, 4-6, 11-9


Saturday, April 5, 2008

"Cavaliers Fall to Georgetown"

The Cavaliers (5-6) suffered a tough defeat at the hands of Georgetown College, losing 8-1. They will be in action again Wednesday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m taking on conference rival Malone.

GEORGETOWN MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (L) 9-7

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (L) 8-5

3. Casey Eck/Matt Jeffries (L) 9-7

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (L) 7-5, 6-2

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 6-4, 6-3

3. Gary Innes (L) 6-1, 6-4

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

5. Curtis Kugler (L) 6-2, 6-2

6. Casey Eck (W) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Today's Match at Notre Dame Postponed"

Today's match at Notre Dame has been rescheduled for Friday, April 18 at 3:30 pm.


Monday, March 31, 2008

"Cavaliers Increase Win Streak to Three in Home Victory Over University of Northwestern Ohio"

The Walsh men's team (5-5) won their third match in a row, defeating the University of Northwestern Ohio 9-0. They will start conference play Tuesday, April 1 at Notre Dame College.

NORTHWESTERN MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-0

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 8-2

3. Curtis Kugler/Matt Jeffries (W) 8-6

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-0, 6-0

2. Greg Kerschbaum (W) 6-3, 7-5

3. Gary Innes (W) 6-0, 6-3

4. Jake Allmaras (W) 6-1, 6-1

5. Curtis Kugler (W) 6-2, 3-6. 10-7

6. Casey Eck (W) 6-1, 6-2

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Walsh Men Win Their Second on the Road, Defeating the Findaly Oilers 9-0"

The Cavaliers (4-5) tallied another impressive victory over NCAA Division II Findlay 9-0. The men take on the University of Northwestern tomorrow, March 31. The match is scheduled for 11 a.m.

FINDALY MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 9-8 (7-3)

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 8-3

3. Curtis Kugler/Matt Jeffries (W) 8-6

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (w) 6-3, 6-2

2. Greg Kerschbaum (W) 6-4, 6-2

3. Gary Innes (W) 6-0, 6-3

4. Jake Allmaras (W) 6-4, 2-6, 10-3

5. Curtis Kugler (W) 6-1, 6-1

6. Casey Eck (W) 6-1, 6-1

Friday, March 28, 2008

"Cavs Top Waynesburg College 9-0"

The Walsh University men's tennis team (3-5) bounced back after a two-match slide to dominate Waynesburg College 9-0 in a match played at Lexington Racquet Club. The men will travel to the University of Findlay Sunday, March 30, to take on the Oilers. The match is scheduled for 3:00 P.M.

WAYNESBURG MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-2

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 8-2

3. Curtis Kugler/Matt Jeffries (W) 8-1

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (w) 6-0, 6-0

2. Greg Kerschbaum (W) 6-1, 6-2

3. Gary Innes (W) 6-1, 6-0

4. Jake Allmaras (W) 6-0, 6-1

5. Curtis Kugler (W) 7-5, 6-2

6. Steve Cabassa (W) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6), 10-8

Monday, March 24, 2008

"Cavs (2-5) on the Road Twice"

Walsh (2-5) is on the road twice this week, as they look to snap a two-match losing streak. The Cavs play Waynesburg College in Lexington, OH on Friday (1:30 pm) and travel to the University of Findlay on Sunday (3 pm.) Walsh dropped its only match last week, falling 8-1 to Aquinas College.

Number one singles Stephen Webster (Sr., Lexington, OH/HS) is 6-4 on the season and 6-1 at number doubles with Gary Innes (Fr., Randburg, South Africa). Innes is 4-6 at third singles. Greg Kerschbaum (Sr., Elyria, OH/HS) is 4-6 at second singles and 5-2 at second doubles with Jake Allmaras (Fr., Powell, OH/Olentangy).


Thursday, March 20, 2008

"Cavs Fall 8-1 to Aquinas"

Walsh lost its second straight match, and fell to 2-5 on the season, after losing 8-1 to Aquinas College today. The Cavs only win came at first doubles, with Stephen Webster (Sr., Mansfield, OH/Lexington) and Gary Innes (Randburg, South Africa/Kings School).

AQUINAS MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-5

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (L) 1-8

3. Curtis Kugler/Matt Jeffries (L) 2-8

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (L) 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 10-5

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 4-6, 2-6

3. Gary Innes (L) 0-6, 1-6

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 2-6, 6-2, 1-6

5. Curtis Kugler (L) 3-6, 1-6

6. Casey Eck (L) 1-6, 1-6


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Cavs Win Again"

(Hilton Head, SC) Walsh improved to 2-3 on the season with a 6-3 win over Covenant College today. The Cavs won four singles matches and two doubles matches.

COVENANT MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-4

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 8-3

3. Casey Eck/Matt Jeffries (L) 5-8

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-2, 6-4

2. Greg Kerschbaum (W) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5 TB)

3. Gary Innes (L) 2-6, 1-6

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 3-6, 1-6

5. Curtis Kugler (W) 6-1, 3-6, (10-4 TB)

6. Casey Eck (W) 6-3, 6-3


Monday, March 3, 2008

"Cavs Edge Roanoke"

(Hilton Head, SC) Walsh (1-3) edged Roanoke College 5-4 at Hilon Head today. The Cavs took two out of three doubles matches and split six singles matches. They play Covenant College at noon tomorrow.

ROANOKE MATCH

Doubles

1. Stephen Webster/Gary Innes (W) 8-6

2. Greg Kerschbaum/Jake Allmaras (W) 8-6

3. Casey Eck/Matt Jeffries (L) 5-8

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-3, 7-5

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 2-6, 4-6

3. Gary Innes (W) 7-5, 4-6, 6-2

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 0-6, 6-4, 3-6

5. Curtis Kugler (W) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (TB)

6. Casey Eck (L) 7-5, 4-6, 5-10 (TB)


Saturday, March 1, 2008

"Cavs Win Two-Day University of Charleston Invitational"

Walsh posted victories in eight of nine flights to win the University of Charleston Invitational was played Friday and today.

Stephen Webster (Sr., Mansfield, OH/Lexington) won at first singles and at first doubles with freshman Gary Innes (Randburg, South Africa/Kings School). Innes also won at third singles. Greg Kerschbaum (Sr., Elyria, OH/HS) won at second singles and at second doubles with freshman Jake Allmaras (Powell, OH/Olentangy Liberty). Allmaras lost at fourth singles. Casey Eck (Jr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) won at fifth singles and at third doubles with Matt Jeffries (Fr., Canton, OH/GlenOak) and Curtis Kugler (Fr., Dover, OH/HS) won at sixth singles.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

"Cavs Drop to 0-3"

Walsh fell to 0-3 on the season, after losing to Kenyon College (9-0) and to Baldwin-Wallace College (9-0), at Kenyon today.

KENYON MATCH

Doubles

1. Greg Kerschbaum/Stephen Webster (L) 5-8

2. Gary Innes/Curtis Kugler (L) 1-8

3. Casey Eck/Jake Allmaras (L) 2-8

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (L) 2-6, 5-7

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 0-6, 4-6

3. Gary Innes (L) 0-6, 2-6

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 0-6, 0-6

5. Casey Eck (L) 2-6, 3-6

6. Matt Jeffries (L) 1-6, 0-6

B-W MATCH

Doubles

1. Greg Kerschbaum/Stephen Webster (L) 7-9

2. Gary Innes/Curtis Kugler (L) 2-8

3. Casey Eck/Jake Allmaras (L) 5-8

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (L) 4-6, 7-6 (2-7)

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 4-6, 1-6

3. Gary Innes (L) 7-6 ((7-5), 2-6, 3-10

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 4-6, 6-2, 4-6

5. Casey Eck (L) 3-6, 6-3, 3-6

6. Matt Jeffries (L) 4-6, 4-6


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

"Walsh University Signs Corbin Eilander From JFK"

(North Canton, OH) Walsh University Head Men's Tennis coach Sherry Bossart has announced the signing of Corbin Eilander (Zeeland, Michigan/East Grand Rapids) to a NAIA Letter of Inent, Eilander will enroll at Walsh fro the 2008 fall semester. the men's team. In 2007, the Walsh University men's tennis team compiled a 16-4 overall record, going a perfect 6-0 in the America Mideast Conference and capturing the AMC and NAIA Region IX Championship.

Corbin Eilander (Zeeland, Michigan/East Grand Rapids) earned four letters for Dave Wollerman at East Grand Rapids High School. Eilander was the individual state champion at fourth singles in spring 2007 and State Runner-Up in the fall of 2007. In four years of play, Corbin accumulated a 99-13 record at third and fourth singles. Eilander was also on the honor roll four straight years.


Friday, February 15, 2008

"Cavs Fall in Season Opener"

Walsh (0-1) lost 8-1 to West Virginia Wesleyan at Hall of Fame Courts today. The Cavs are at Kenyon College next weekend. Stephen Webster (Sr., Lexington, OH/HS) was the lone winner for the Cavs, winning at first singles.

WVA WESLEYAN MATCH

Doubles

1. Greg Kerschbaum/Gary Innes (L) 6-8

2. Stephen Webster/Jake Allmaras (L) 6-8

3. Casey Eck/Steve Cabassa (L) 1-8

Singles

1.Stephen Webster (W) 6-7, 6-2, 7-5

2. Greg Kerschbaum (L) 6-7, 2-6

3. Gary Innes (L) 6-4, 2-6, 3-6

4. Jake Allmaras (L) 0-6, 1-6

5. Casey Eck (L) 2-6, 4-6

6. Matt Jeffries (L) 1-6, 3-6