Men’s Tennis Picks up First Win of the Season Over Southern Indiana, 5-4
St. Charles, Mo., February 11, 2011 – The No. 6 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team rallied from a 2-1 deficit to pick up its first win of the season in a 5-4 victory over NCAA Division II No. 36 University of Southern Indiana, 5-4, on Friday night at the Steel Shop Tennis Club in Charles, Mo.
With the match tied at 4-4, freshman Tim Noack clinched the match with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Robert Nieters at No. 6 singles. The win improved Noack’s singles record to 9-0 in his rookie campaign.
Washington U. trailed Southern Indiana 2-1 after doubles play, with the Bears’ lone victory coming from sophomore Adam Putterman and freshman Max Franklin at No. 3 doubles, 8-5.
The Bears swept the top three singles matches, led by a convincing straight-set victory by senior Max Woods over Rodrigo Flores at No. 2. Senior Isaac Stein (No. 1, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1) and Putterman (No. 3, 6-3, 6-4) also picked up wins at the top of the lineup for the Bears.
Washington U. (1-1) takes on NAIA No. 20 ranked McKendree University on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., in Belleville, Ill. This will be the third-straight ranked opponent for the Bears.