University of Charleston (W.V.) Downs Wheaton College, 8-1

University of Charleston (W.V.) Downs Wheaton College, 8-1

Sharon wins at No.4 singles 

HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Wheaton College men's tennis team dropped an 8-1 decision to the University of Charleston (W.V.), an NCAA Division II tennis program, on Sunday afternoon in the Lyons 2013 season opener. 

Junior Matthew Sherba (Oxford, Ohio), senior Samuel Humphrey (Watford, W.V.) and freshman James Gammell (Chesham Buckinghamshire England) were all double winners for the Golden Eagles. 

Lyons' junior Dan Sharon (Santa Monica, Calif./Brentwood School) claimed Wheaton's only win of the match with a 6-1, 2-6, 10-6 decision against Charleston freshman Jacob Lorenz (Massilon, Ohio) at No.4 singles. 

Sherba defeated freshman Jonah Feit (Los Angeles, Calif./Milken Community) 6-4, 1-6, 11-9 at No.1 singles and also joined senior Richard Williams (Cincinnati, Ohio) in a No.2 doubles victory over Sharon and junior Ned Terrace (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) by a score of 9-7. 

Humphrey posted a 6-1, 6-0 win versus Wheaton freshman David Gassen (Dusseldorf, Germany/Saddlebrook Prep) at No.2 singles. Humphrey and teammate Dennis Okoth (Nairobi, Kenya) turned in an 8-5 triumph at No.1 doubles over Feit and freshman Will White (Nantucket, Mass./Cape Cod Academy)

Gammell took his No.3 singles match by a score of 6-3, 6-0 versus White and also teamed up with sophomore Gabriel Seymour (Chillicothe, Ohio) for an 8-2 victory at No.3 doubles against junior Sam Jackson (Darien, Conn./Darien) and Gassen. 

Wheaton (0-1, 0-0 NEWMAC) takes on Gettysburg University tomorrow in Hilton Head, S.C. at 2 p.m. 

Charleston 8, Wheaton 1 


1. Matthew Sherba (CHA) def. Jonah Feit (WHE) 6-4, 1-6, 11-9

2. Samuel Humphrey (CHA) def. David Gassen (WHE) 6-1, 6-0

3. James Gammell (CHA) def. Will White (WHE) 6-3, 6-4

4. Dan Sharon (WHE) def. Jacob Lorenz (CHA) 6-1, 2-6, 10-6

5. Nicholas Bakos (CHA) def. Sam Jackson (WHE) 6-0, 6-3

6. Varun Shah (CHA) def. Dennis Scarpa (WHE) 6-1, 6-1



1. Dennis Okoth/Samuel Humphrey (CHA) def. Jonah Feit/Will White (WHE) 8-5

2. Richard Williams/Matthew Sherba (CHA) def. Ned Terrace/Dan Sharon (WHE) 9-7

3. James Gammell/Gabriel Seymour (CHA) def. Sam Jackson/David Gassen (WHE) 8-2


*- doubles matches played first