Men’s Tennis Defeats Case to Advance to Semifinals of UAA Championship
Waltham, Mass., April 15, 2011 – The third-seeded Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship with a 9-0 victory over No. 6 seed Case Western Reserve University on Friday afternoon in Waltham, Mass.
Washington U., which is in the semifinals for the 16th-straight year, takes on No. 2 seed University of Chicago on Saturday at 2 p.m. (ET). The 15th-ranked Maroons defeated the fifth-ranked Bears, 5-4, on Saturday, April 2, in St. Louis, Mo.
The Bears jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles play. Seniors Isaac Stein and Max Woods got things going with an 8-3 win at No. 1 doubles, followed by a 9-7 victory by sophomores Gary Parizher and Adam Putterman at No. 3. The Bears completed the sweep after an 8-6 win by junior Cameron Chiang and sophomore Kareem Farah at No. 2.
Farah gave the Bears a commanding 4-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles. He has won 11 of his last 12 matches, and is 15-3 this season in singles. Putterman followed with a 6-2, 6-2 victory to clinch the match for the Bears.
Also winning singles matches was sophomore Bryan Haywood (No. 6, 6-7, 6-1, 10-7), Parizher (No. 4, 6-3, 7-5), Woods (No. 2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4) and Stein (No. 2, 6-2, 6-2).
In the other semifinal matchup on Saturday, top-seeded Emory University takes on fourth-seeded Carnegie Mellon University at 12:30 p.m.