B Page -- Oct. 7, 2010


NDC Game Preview

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RB Pedro Powell has notched three consecutive 100-yard performances over Notre Dame’s last three contests. Powell bulled his way to 236 yards and his third touchdown of the season last week, when he toted the ball 39 times in the rain at Central State.

The powerful freshman runner from Liberty, Ohio, is averaging 5.2 yards per carry this season and has raced his way to 500 yards rushing despite starting just four of the Falcons’ six games. For his performance against the Marauders last week, Powell was named the NAIA Independent Offensive Player of the Week..

Spartans Sweep Oberlin to Wrap Up 

Fall Season

By Nick Minerd

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH – Competing at the Cleveland Skating Club in its final action of the fall season, the Case Western Reserve men's tennis team handed Oberlin College a 9-0 defeat on Wednesday, October 6. The Spartans lost just 12 games in singles play and three games in doubles action.

At first singles, junior Rohan Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) defeated Logan Chun 6-1, 4-6, 10-3 in the only match of the evening that needed a tiebreaker. Junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH /Upper Arlington) also was a winner at second singles, defeating Charlie Marks in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.

"Oberlin is a good team with a very solid No. 1 player," said Case head coach Todd Wojtkowski. "Chun was a national qualifier in juniors out of Hawaii and is very well regarded. Rohan came out and was determined to play his style and attack, he sent a message to the team today by playing a very high quality match, hitting through his backhands, moving forward, and putting the points away."

From third to sixth singles, the Spartans only dropped four games in dispatching four Oberlin opponents in two set victories. At the three spot, sophomore Kyle Gerber(Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep) got past Sam Town, 6-0, 6-1, while sophomore Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) took down Eliot Heaton by the same score in the four slot. Freshmen John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton) and Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, OH/John Hershey) also won at spots five and six by an identical 6-0, 6-1 result.

In doubles play, Howe and Healey teamed up to shut out Heaton and Marks, 8-0. Carr and Gerber followed in the second slot with an 8-2 win over Chun and Towne, while Patel worked at third doubles with sophomore partner Richard Brunsting (Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy) to defeat Miles Bogner and William Broderick by a score of 8-1.

Case will now enjoy a sizeable break before getting back to business when the indoor season begins on the road against the University of Detroit-Mercy (MI) on January 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.