Roger Follmer Picks Up 200th Win as Men's Tennis Downs No. 45 Rockhurst
St. Louis, Mo., April 6, 2013 – Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis coach Roger Follmer secured career win number 200 as the 14th-ranked Bears posted a 6-3 victory over NCAA Division II No. 45 ranked Rockhurst University Saturday afternoon at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis.
Follmer has compiled a 200-69 (.743) overall record in 12 seasons on the Danforth Campus, leading the Bears to 11-straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Washington U. has also made five-straight Final Four appearances under Follmer, highlighted by the 2008 NCAA Division III National Championship.
1. #3 Adam Putterman (WASHUM) def. R, Gauto-Mariotti (ROCK) 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)
2. Yassir El Ghazi (ROCK) def. Tim Noack (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-3
3. Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. Truit Gray (ROCK) 6-1, 6-2
4. Gary Parizher (WASHUM) def. Pawel Grzegrzolka (ROCK) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
5. John Lazenby (ROCK) def. Kareem Farah (WASHUM) 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
6. Kareem Farah (WASHUM) def. Anthony Ibarra (ROCK) 6-1, 6-2
1. R, Gauto-Mariotti/Yassir El Ghazi (ROCK) def. Ross Putterman/Josh Cogan (WASHUM) 9-7
2. Kareem Farah/Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. John Lazenby/Pawel Grzegrzolka (ROCK) 8-6
3. Jeffrey Hirsh/Gary Parizher (WASHUM) def. Truit Gray/Anthony Ibarra (ROCK) 8-3
• Washington U. is 105-9 (.921) at home under Follmer.
• Senior Gary Parizher clinched the match with a win at No. 5 singles.
• Parizher’s two wins moved him past Danny Levy (2006-10) into 13th on the WUSTL all-time wins list (109).
Washington University (7-5) continues its 10-game home stand against Wittenberg University Sunday, April 7, at 10 a.m., at the Tao Tennis Center.