Bears Winning Streak Snapped with 6-3 Loss to No. 4 Claremont
Austin, Texas, March 27, 2011 – The No. 5 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team had its four-match winning streak snapped in 6-3 loss to No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Sunday afternoon at the Austin Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas.
Washington University (8-3) concluded its four-day trip to Texas with a 2-1 record against three top-15 opponents.
In a rematch of the third place match of the 2010 NCAA Division III Team Championship where CMS posted a 5-2 victory, the Stags jumped ahead 2-1 after winning two of three doubles matches. For the second-straight day, junior Cameron Chiang and sophomore Kareem Farah posted the lone victory of the day, an 8-3 win at second doubles.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (15-3) pushed the advantage to 4-1 with victories at third and fifth singles. Freshman Tim Noack picked up his team-leading 14th singles victory of the year, a 7-6, 7-6 (7-1) decision over Zhenya Pereverzin, to make it 4-2.
Alex Lane, a transfer from NAIA powerhouse Azusa Pacific University, sealed the victory for the Stags with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) victory over senior Isaac Stein at No. 1 singles. Senior Max Woods picked up the other singles win for the Bears, a 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-1 win over Alex Johnson at No. 2.
The Bears take on their 10th-straight ranked opponent on Saturday, April 2, as the Bears host No. 16 ranked University of Chicago. Doubles play is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Tao Tennis Center.
Bear Notebook: Washington University is 7-3 against ranked teams this season … The singles victory for Woods was the 70th of his career, fifth most in school history.