Men’s Tennis Competes at 124th Annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship
La Jolla, Calif., March 2, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team competed at the 124th Annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship held Friday-Saturday, March 1-2, at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club in La Jolla, Calif.
The two-day event consisted of 128-doubles teams comprised from 19 collegiate squads – 17 from NCAA Division I and two from NCAA Division III (Washington U., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps).
The No. 1 doubles team of senior Adam Putterman and sophomore Ross Putterman were the lone Washington U. doubles team to post a first-round victory. The duo ousted independents Miles Prim and Dailbor Ptak 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round Friday, and followed with a 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 win over No. 9 seed and independent Steve Forman and Sergio Rio. The run through the main draw came to an end with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-1 to the No. 6 seed Sebastian Fanselow and Alexander Sarkissian, its third-straight independent opponent.
Junior Tim Noack and sophomore Parker Chang posted a 1-2 record after dropping its first-round match in straight sets to independents Taylor Fritz and Riley Smith 6-3, 6-2. Noack and Chang earned a walkover victory against a team from Pepperdine University, before dropping a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Joel Cook and Andrew Mellon of Furman University in the back draw.
Senior Gary Parizher and junior Jeffrey Hirsh also picked up a victory in the back draw after a straight-set 6-3, 6-2 loss to UCLA in the opening round. The duo posted a 6-0, 6-1 win and suffered a 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (8-6) over two independent teams in the consolation.
Senior Kareem Farah and freshman Tyler Kratky dropped both of its matches in straight sets – a 6-4, 6-3 defeat to Fresno State University in the opening round and a 6-1, 6-1 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College in the consolation. Junior Max Franklin and sophomore Kevin Chu also posted a 0-2 record with two losses to independent teams.
Washington University concludes play on the West Coast against No. 4 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m. (PT) in La Jolla, Calif. The Bears have a 2-2 overall record and playing its fifth-straight top-30 opponent.