Southwest Baptist 5, Colorado School of Mines 0

May 7, 2005

BOLIVAR, MO. -- Claiming their third straight NCAA Division II North Central Regional Championship, the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats are making another trip to sunny Florida. SBU shutout the Colorado School of Mines, 5-0, to win their third straight regional crown.

Giving SBU the final point for the victory was senior Dante Cipulli. Cipulli won his 110th career match to put SBU over the top and punch their ticket to the Sweet 16. He defeated CSM's Matt Rychlik, 6-4, 6-0. Rychlik gave Cipulli a game in the first match but Cipulli flexed his muscles in game two with a shutout. Hunter Emmott recorded SBU's fourth point with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jordan Revielle at the #4 singles match.

Brian Bajema and Peter Joos put SBU on the board first with an 8-2 win in #3 doubles. They finished off Andrey Vasiliev and Ben Dunn. Cipulli and Johan Nortje followed with another quick match at #1 doubles in a 8-3 win over Rychlik and Almed Sejati. CSM was in the hunt for a point but could not get past SBU's #2 doubles team. CSM's Jordan and Stefan Revielle were within striking distance of winning the point but SBU took the last two games. CSM was down one, 5-4, but SBU won the next three games to sweep the doubles.

SBU will now head to Orlando, Florida, to play in the Sweet 16. They have finished in the Elite Eight the past two years.

Tennis Match Results
Colorado School of Mines vs Southwest Baptist
May 07, 2005 at Bryant Tennis Center (Bolivar, Missouri)

Singles competition:
1. Cipulli,Dante (SBU) def. Rychlik,Matt (CSM) 6-4, 6-0
2. Vasiliev,Andrey (CSM) vs. Prerad,Daniel (SBU) no result
3. Sejati,Almed (CSM) vs. Joos,Peter (SBU) no result
4. Emmott,Hunter (SBU) def. Revielle,Jordan (CSM) 6-3, 6-1
5. Revielle,Stefan (CSM) vs. Nortje,Johan (SBU) no result
6. Syrjanen,Teemu (CSM) vs. Bajema,Brian (SBU) no result

Doubles competition:
1. Cipulli,Dante/Nortje,Johan (SBU) def. Rychlik,Matt/Sejati,Almed (CSM) 8-3
2. Prerad,Daniel/Emmott,Hunter (SBU) def. Revielle,Jordan/Revielle,Stefan (CSM) 8-4
3. Bajema,Brian/Joos,Peter (SBU) def. Vasiliev,Andrey/Dunn,Ben (CSM) 8-2

Match Notes: Colorado School of Mines 18-11; Regional ranking #4 Southwest Baptist 17-11; National ranking #28; Regional ranking #1 2005 NCAA Division II North Central Regional Tournament Host - Southwest Baptist - Bolivar, Missouri SBU wins 3rd straight North Central Regional and advances to Sweet 16 in Florida Cipulli wins 110th career match Official: Cecil Wise

-- Courtesy Southwest Baptist