No. 5 Washington University Men’s Tennis Edges No. 11 Trinity, 5-4
San Antonio, Texas, March 26, 2011 – The No. 5 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team rallied from a 2-1 deficit for the second-straight day as the Bears picked up a 5-4 win at No. 11 Trinity University on Saturday afternoon in San Antonio, Texas.
Washington University (8-2) closes out its four-day trip to Texas on Sunday, March 27, by taking on No. 4 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges. Doubles play is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. in Austin, Texas. Washington U. will be taking on its ninth-straight top-25 opponent to start the 2011 season.
Washington U.’s lone doubles victory came at the No. 2 position, as junior Cameron Chiang and sophomore Kareem Farah prevailed with a 9-8 (7-5) decision. The win improved Chiang and Farah’s record to 7-2 at two doubles.
Trailing 2-1 heading into singles play, Washington U. won four of six matches to prevail for its fourth-straight 5-4 victory. Senior Max Woods had the biggest win of the day for the Bears, as he ousted No. 8 ranked Bobby Cocanougher at second singles, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (10-8). A pair of victories by sophomores Adam Putterman (No. 3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-3) and Gary Parizher (No. 4, 6-1, 6-4) evened the match at 4-4.
Farah came through for Washington University with the match tied following a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Greg Haugen at No. 5 singles to clinch the victory for the Bears.
Bear Notebook: Washington University is 7-2 against ranked teams this season … The doubles victory for Farah was the 30th of his career.