Etienne Paris Clinches Match, Hoyas Defeat Villanova To Win Seventh Straight

April 4, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senior Etienne Paris (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) clinched the Georgetown University men's tennis team's (9-10, 2-2 BIG EAST) seventh consecutive win, taking Brett Tobin, 6-2 in the first set before Tobin retired down 5-1 in the second. The victory is Paris' fourth of the season, as he remains undefeated in singles play.

The Hoyas got off to a quick start with strong play from its three doubles tandems. Senior Jeffrey Schnell (Short Hills, N.J./Millburn) and junior Adam Gross (Quogue, N.Y./Westhampton) defeated Dimitri Chimeraki and Brian Maher, 8-2 in the top doubles match. Junior Kevin Walsh (Bernardsville, N.J./Delbarton) and sophomore David Tillem squeaked by the Wildcats' No. 2 pair, 9-8(2), while senior Ted Tywang (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) and sophomore Anthony Tan (Jakarta, Indonesia/Anglo-Chinese Junior College) quickly defeated Villanova's third pair, 8-1.

Junior Kenneth Wong (Repulse Bay, Hong Kong/St. Paul's [N.H.]) continued the blue and gray's roll into singles play, taking out David Shaheen, 6-3, 6-1 to give the Hoyas a 2-0 lead.

Schnell picked up where he left off against George Washington, defeating Chimeraki in the No. 1 singles match, 6-2, 6-2, before Paris clinched the match in two sets.

Tywang won the No. 6 match in three sets and Gross defeated Trenton Alenik, 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 3 match to give the Hoyas a 6-1 win evening their record in BIG EAST play at 2-2.

GEORGETOWN 6, VILLANOVA 1 McDonough Tennis Complex April 2, 2008

Jeffrey Schnell/Adam Gross (GU) def. Dimitri Chimeraki/Brian Maher (VU), 8-2
Kevin Walsh/David Tillem (GU) def. John Drosick/Trenton Alenik (VU), 9-8(2)
Ted Tywang/Anthony Tan (GU) def. Alex Leeser/David Shaheen (VU), 8-1



1. Jeffrey Schnell (GU) def. Dimitri Chimeraki (VU), 6-2, 6-2
2. Brian Maher (VU) def. David Tillem (GU), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Adam Gross (GU) def. Trenton Alenik (VU), 6-1, 6-3
4. Kenneth Wong (GU) def. David Shaheen (VU), 6-3, 6-1
5. Etienne Paris (GU) def. Brett Tobin (VU), 6-2, 5-1 (retired)
6. Ted Tywang (GU) def. John Drosick (VU), 6-1, 2-6, 6-0
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