Men’s Tennis Shocks NCAA Division II No. 19 Drury, 5-4
Creve Coeur, Mo., February 12, 2012 – The No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team defeated NCAA Division II No. 19 ranked Drury University 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at the Creve Coeur Racquet Club in Creve Coeur, Mo.
The victory over Drury was the Bears first in four tries under head coach Roger Follmer.
1. Adam Putterman/Ross Putterman (WASHU) def. Gonda, Roman/Kriem, Lukas (DUMEN) 8-5
2. #25 Blair, Andy/Manzanas, Sergio (DUMEN) def. Kareem Farah/Kevin Chu (WASHU) 8-6
3. Cameron Chiang/Max Franklin (WASHU) def. Volckaert, Nadal J./Reyes, Jandui (DUMEN) 8-3
1. #31 Blair, Andy (DUMEN) def. #3 Adam Putterman (WASHU) 6-1, 6-4
2. Gonda, Roman (DUMEN) def. #25 Ross Putterman (WASHU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Gary Parizher (WASHU) def. Manzanas, Sergio (DUMEN) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
4. Kriem, Lukas (DUMEN) def. Kareem Farah (WASHU) 7-6, 7-5
5. Bryan Haywood (WASHU) def. Volckaert, Nadal J. (DUMEN) 6-1, 6-4
6. Tim Noack (WASHU) def. Reyes, Jandui (DUMEN) 6-1, 6-2
• Junior Gary Parizher clinched the victory for the Bears with a 6-3 victory in the third set at No. 3 singles.
• Junior Adam Putterman and freshman Ross Putterman improved to 9-1 in doubles this season.
• Sophomore Tim Noack improved his career singles record to 21-5, and is 7-2 in his career while playing No. 6 singles.
• The victory for head coach Roger Follmer was the 177th in his 11-year career at Washington U.
• The Bears are 2-0 this season against NCAA Division II institutions.
Washington University (2-0) returns on action on Friday, Feb. 24, against No. 11 ranked and conference-foe University of Chicago at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Saint Peter, Minn.