Boe-Wiegaard topples top-seeded Seeberger in NCAA Second Round
Will Boe-Wiegaard ’06 is now a four-time All-America.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Will Boe-Wiegaard’s draw in the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles Championships couldn’t have looked more daunting.
If the unseeded senior from Bates College, who finished the 2005 Championships as the national runner-up to UC-Santa Cruz’s Matt Seeberger, could get by Emory University’s Yoji Masuoka in the first round of the 32-player tournament, his second-round opponent was likely to be the No. 1 seed, Seeberger, yet again.
Indeed, that’s precisely what transpired on Saturday at the University of Mary Washington. Boe-Wiegaard (Georgetown, Conn.) defeated Masuoka (who helped Emory to its second national team championship on Friday) in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
The Bobcats’ three-time All-America went on to come back from losing the first set to oust Seeberger, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, and advance to the quarterfinals, meanwhile earning All-America honors for the fourth time in his collegiate career.
Boe-Wiegaard isn’t done competing today. He and senior teammate Tristan Beach (Grand Rapids, Mich.) are slated to compete in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Tennis Doubles Championships against Tim Riskie and Arturo Solis of Washington (Md.) College, starting at 3 p.m.
Boe-Wiegaard (23-6) will resume playing in the Singles Championships Sunday at 12 p.m. He will meet eighth-seeded MIT senior Evan Tindell (Boca Raton, Fla.) in the quarterfinal round. Tindell defeated Boe-Wiegaard 6-3, 6-2 when the Bobcats and Engineers met during the regular season on March 22 in Cambridge, Mass.