FINAL FOUR: No. 10 Men's Tennis Gets Past No. 2 Kenyon 5-1 in NCAA Quarterfinals
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 20, 2013 – The No. 10 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team advanced to its sixth-straight NCAA Division III Final Four with a 5-1 win over No. 2 Kenyon College Monday afternoon at Stowe Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.
“We went up 2-1 after doubles play, and kept the momentum going, even during the lightning delay,” said 12th-year head coach Roger Follmer. “Since the spring break trip to Hawaii, the seniors have taken ownership of this team. The torch has been passed from each of our seniors the past six years. Its up to the seniors to lead this team, and they are doing a great job this year. We have built a nice legacy.”
The win for Washington U. was its 17th-straight, the second-longest winning streak in school history. Kenyon had its 16-match winning streak snapped and ends the season with a 25-4 record.
Washington University (20-5) will face No. 6 Williams College in the national semifinals Tuesday, May 21, at 4 p.m. (ET). Williams defeated No. 8 Trinity 5-1 in the quarterfinals Monday. Washington U. has faced Williams the past two seasons in the third-place match, recording a 5-0 victory in 2011 before suffering a 5-4 defeat in 2012.
1. #3 Adam Putterman (WASHUM) def. #4 Paul Burgin (KENM) 6-3, 6-3
2. Michael Razumovsky (KENM) vs. Ross Putterman (WASHUM) 7-5, 1-2, unfinished
3. Tim Noack (WASHUM) def. Wade Heerboth (KENM) 6-1, 6-3
4. C.J. Williams (KENM) vs. Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) 5-7, 1-4, unfinished
5. Gary Parizher (WASHUM) def. Tim Rosensteel (KENM) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jacob Huber (KENM) vs. Kareem Farah (WASHUM) 6-7 (3-7), 0-1, unfinished
1. Paul Burgin/Tim Rosensteel (KENM) def. Adam Putterman/Ross Putterman (WASHUM) 8-5
2. Josh Cogan/Kareem Farah (WASHUM) def. Michael Razumovsky/C.J. Williams (KENM) 8-6
3. Jeffrey Hirsh/Gary Parizher (WASHUM) def. Wade Heerboth/Kevin Ye (KENM) 8-6
• Senior Gary Parizher’s singles victory was his 15th-straight and 80th of his career.
• Senior Adam Putterman moved into a tie with Isaac Stein (2007-10) for sixth on the all-time wins list (156).
• Senior Kareem Farah’s doubles win at No. 2 was the 70th of his career.
• Washington U. has an overall record of 29-16 (.644) in 14 trips to the NCAA Division III tournament.
• The Bears have won 20 or more matches in six of the last seven seasons.
• The Final Four appearances is the 55th all-time in the history of the Washington U. Department of Athletics.