#1 Southwest Baptist 5, #8 Winona State University 0

May 6, 2005

BOLIVAR, MO. -- Making their third straight appearance in the North Central Regional final will be Southwest Baptist as they shut out Winona State, 5-0. SBU has won the past two NCAA Division II North Central Regional Tournaments.

In the whole match, WSU was only allowed eight game points. WSU scored only two game points in singles and six in doubles.

The Bearcats swept through the doubles matches to take a 3-0 lead. Dante Cipulli and Johan Nortje shut out Gage Davidson and Josh Malwitz, 8-0, in the #1 doubles match. Daniel Prerad and Hunter Emmott took an 8-1 decision over William Nagel and Ryan Zilka in the #2 match. The #3 doubles match was the tightest match of the day but SBU held off WSU, 8-5. Brian Bajema and Peter Joos had a 6-5 lead heading into the next to games and finished off WSU, 8-5, for the third point of the match.

In singles play, Cipulli, the #1 singles player in the nation, came away with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Gage Davidson. With the win, Cipulli now has 109 career singles win and has not lost to a NCAA Division II player yet this year.

Joos made quick work of Kyel Buchmeier, 6-0, 6-0, as he shut him out for the final point of the match.

SBU will now make their third straigh appearance in the NCAA Division II North Central Regional Final. They have won the championship the past two years and went on to finish in the Elite Eight.

The Bearcats will face a tough Colorado School of Mines team at the Bryant Tennis Center. CSM's men's tennis team will not be fielding a team nex year so they are making their final appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The match will start at 10 a.m.

Tennis Match Results #1 Southwest Baptist 5, #8 Winona State University 0

Singles competition:
1. Cipulli,Dante (SBU) def. Davidson,Gage (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Prerad,Daniel (SBU) vs. Malwitz,Johs (WSU) unfinished
3. Joos,Peter (SBU) def. Buchmeier,Kyle (WSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Emmott,Hunter (SBU) vs. Savelkoul,Kyle (WSU) unfinished
5. Nortje,Johan (SBU) vs. Nagel,William (WSU) unfinished
6. Bajema,Brian (SBU) vs. Zilka,Ryan (WSU) unfinished

Doubles competition:
1. Cipulli,Dante/Nortje,Johan (SBU) def. Davidson,Gage/Malwitz,Johs (WSU) 8-0
2. Prerad,Daniel/Emmott,Hunter (SBU) def. Nagel,William/Zilka,Ryan (WSU) 8-1
3. Bajema,Brian/Joos,Peter (SBU) def. Buchmeier,Kyle/Savelkoul,Kyle (WSU) 8-5

Match Notes:
Winona State University 12-9; Regional ranking #8
Southwest Baptist 16-11; National ranking #28; Regional ranking #1
First Round NCAA Tournament - North Central Region - Bolivar, Missouri
Host - Southwest Baptist University
SBU shutouts out WSU to advance to North Central Reg. Final vs. WSU
Championship match is at 10 a.m.
Official: Cecil Wise

-- Courtesy Southwest Baptist University