GREENCASTLE, Ind. — No. 17 Case Western Reserve turned in what was possibly the biggest win in program history with a 6-3 victory versus No. 4 Washington (Mo.) during the third and final day of the 2013 DePauw Invitational at the Lilly Center.
With the victory, the Spartans remained perfect at 6-0. The Bears fell to 2-2.
In doubles play, the Spartans jumped out to a 2-1 lead as the second-ranked team in the region, junior John Healey and senior Nicolas Howe, started at No. 1 with an 8-6 victory versus the team of Adam Putterman and Ross Putterman.
In the second slot, senior Kyle Gerber and freshman Christopher Krimbill recorded an 8-2 win versus Kevin Chu and Max Franklin before the Bears got on the scoreboard with an 8-3 win at No. 3.
In singles action, the Bears earned the first point to tie the score as No. 3 Adam Putterman bested Drougas by a 6-3, 6-1 score at No. 1.
However, Case rattled off four consecutive victories with a trio. Gerber was victorious at No. 2 (6-2, 6-3) before Krimbill defeated the region’s ninth-ranked player in Tim Noack at No. 3 (6-3, 1-6, 7-5). Junior Eric Klawitter then posted a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4 and junior Derek Reinbold kept the momentum rolling with a hard-fought 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 victory at No. 5.
The Bears claimed their third and final team point in the sixth slot.