Men’s Tennis Defeats Grinnell for 15th Win of the Season
St. Charles, Mo., April 23, 2011 – The No. 6 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team picked up its 15th win of the season following a 8-1 win over regional-foe Grinnell College on Saturday afternoon at the Steel Shop Tennis Club in St. Charles, Mo.
Washington University (15-5) closes out regular season play on Saturday, May 7, at No. 19 ranked DePauw University. The match is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (ET) in Greencastle, Ind.
The Bears swept doubles play for the seventh time this season and has had the lead following doubles play in 14 of 20 matches this season. Seniors Max Woods and Isaac Stein got things going with an 8-2 win at No. 1, while junior Cameron Chiang and sophomore Kareem Farah posted an identical 8-2 win at No. 2. Sophomores Gary Parizer and Adam Putterman had the closest doubles match of the day, winning 8-5 at No. 3.
Washington U. won five of six singles matches in straight to complete the 8-1 victory. Woods had the biggest win of the day for the Bears in singles, upsetting No. 21 ranked Juan Carlos Perez at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-4. Woods improved his all-time record to 164-66 (.713) with two victories on Saturday, moving just four wins shy of fourth place on the all-time list.
Following a loss at No. 2 singles, the Bears swept third through six singles, dropping just 14 games. Parizher (No. 3, 6-3, 6-4), Farah (No. 4, 6-0, 6-0) sophomore Bryan Haywood (No. 5, 6-1, 6-1) and freshman Tim Noack (No. 6, 6-3, 6-2) all added singles victories for the Bears.
Bear Notebook: The victory for head coach Roger Follmer was the 170th of his career … Follmer has led the Bears to 15 or more wins in the last six seasons … Noack improved to 17-3 in singles this season … Parizher’s doubles victory was the 50th overall win of his career.