CNU's Shulman Goes 1-1 at NCAA Singles Championshp
CARY, NC – Eric Shulman's memorable CNU career came to an end in the Round of 16 at the 2012 NCAA Division III singles championship Thursday afternoon with a 3-6, 1-6 loss to Rob Crampton of Bates College.
After winning a three-set, two and a half hour match to begin the tournament Thursday morning, Shulman had an hour and a half of rest before taking the curt to play Crampton. While both players battled fatigue in the afternoon match, Shulman struggled to handle Crampton's big serve and fell behind 0-3 to start.
Shulman was able to trim Crampton's lead to 3-4 but couldn't break serve and dropped the next two games to fall 3-6 in the first set.
The second set started with more optimism as Shulman picked up a game at 1-1, but it was all Crampton from that point on. The Bates junior kept Shulman off balance with his big serve while fatigue took its toll on his opponent forcing The Captains' senior into several unforced errors.
Shulman finishes his career at CNU as the only Captain to earn All-American honors three times. He was also named the USA South Player of the Year and USA South Tournament MVP three times (2010, 2011 and 2012). Shulman accumulated 61 career wins in singles action for CNU will finish his career number three on the all-time list, behind Holden Knight (68) and Detlef Scholz (63).
Release courtesy of the Christopher Newport sports information department.