Men’s Tennis Defeats UMSL, 7-2, For Fourth-Straight Win
St. Louis, Mo., April 13, 2011 – The No. 5 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team ran its season-long winning streak to four matches with a 7-2 victory over NCAA Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon at the Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo.
Washington University swept doubles play for the second-consecutive match and fifth time this season. Seniors Isaac Stein and Max Woods (No. 1, 8-3), junior Cameron Chiang and sophomore Kareem Farah (No. 2, 8-6) and sophomores Bryan Haywood and Gary Parizher (No. 3, 8-4) each posted doubles victories for the Bears.
Despite playing without their No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, Washington U. still managed to pick up victories at the top four spots. Sophomore Adam Putterman, who was playing No. 1 singles for just the second time in his career, picked up a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Andrea Hammar to get things started for the Bears.
Parizher, who played No. 2 for the first time in his career, rallied for a 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 10-4 win over Chetan Panditi. Haywood (No. 3, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4) and freshman Tim Noack (No. 4, 6-1, 7-5) also picked up straight-set singles victories for the Bears.
Washington University (12-4) takes on Case Western Reserve University on Friday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) in the quarterfinals of the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship held at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.
Bear Notebook: The doubles win for Stein was the 80th of his career, sixth most in school history … Parizher and Putterman’s singles victory on Wednesday was the 30th of their career.