CARY, NC – One day after helping their Williams team (19-3) to a third place finish in the NCAA Division III Team Tournament with a 5-4 win over Washington University, juniors Felix Sun and Trey Meyer were back in action this morning in the NCAA Singles Tournament.
The NCAA Singles Tournament features the top 32 singles players from across the country in NCAA Division III.
Meyer, who played number one singles for the Ephs, was paired against Devin Nerenberg of UC Santa Cruz and he lost in straight set, 6-4, 6-3 and was eliminated from the Singles Tournament.
Meyer was not finished playing in Cary, NC, as he would later team with classmate Bryan Chow to compete in the NCAA Doubles Tournament, which consists of the nation's top 16 NCAA Division III tandems. Meyer and Chow faced off against Daneric Hazelman and Jeff Lotz of Carthage College in the opening round of play.
The Eph duo won the first set 6-4, but lost the second set in a tiebreaker 7-6 and then were eliminated when they lost the third set 6-4.
Junior Felix Sun, the Ephs' number two singles player this season, won his opening round match by posting a 6-4, 6-2 win over Alex Lane of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. With the first round win Sun earns All-American honors.
Sun's win advanced him to the round of 16 where he would face Denison University's Tom Cawood who advanced via a three-set win over Washington & Lee's Hayden Lee. Sun dropped the first set against Cawood 4-6 and then stormed back to win the next two sets to advance to play Rob Crampton of Bates tomorrow in the third round. Sun's three-set win scores were 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
Crampton defeated Sun in the regular season match at Bates 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (6), but the Ephs won the team match that day. "I'm excited to see Felix's match tomorrow because Crampton is the only player to beat him this spring," stated Eph head coach Dan Greenberg.
Summing up the day Eph head coach Dan Greenberg noted, "All three of our guys were completely exhausted from the team play yesterday, but Felix was able to pull out his second win of the day by making his way to a lot of balls and making his opponent work. It helped that Felix was a little more fit."
"Our doubles left it all in the team play match yesterday and the hot day today did not help them," Greenberg said.
Sun and Crampton will play tomorrow at 9:00 AM in the quarterfinal match. The winner will advance to the semifinals later in the day.