Men’s Tennis Ends Regular Season Play With 8-1 Win at No. 17 DePauw
Greencastle, Ind., May 7, 2011 – The No. 6 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s tennis team concluded regular season play with an 8-1 victory at No. 17 DePauw University on Saturday in Greencastle, Ind.
Washington University (16-5) now awaits word if they receive an at-large bid to the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Championships. Bids will be announced on Monday, May 9, with first round action beginning on Friday, May 13, on campus sites. The Bears are looking to make their 12th-straight NCAA appearance, and 10th-consecutive under head coach Roger Follmer.
The Bears jumped ahead 2-1 following doubles play after a pair of 8-6 wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. The 19th-ranked doubles team of seniors Isaac Stein and Max Woods won at first doubles, while sophomores Gary Parizer and Adam Putterman posted a victory at third doubles.
A pair of hard-fought victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles highlighted six wins for the Bears. Stein rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Michael Rardon at first singles, while Woods also rallied posting a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory over Sam Miles at second singles. Putterman (No. 3, 6-1, 6-4), Parizher (No. 4, 6-2, 6-2), sophomore Kareem Farah (No. 5, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1) and sophomore Bryan Haywood (No. 6, 6-1, 6-4) all added straight-set singles wins for the Bears.
Bear Notebook: Stein’s singles victory was the 65th of his career, moving past Chris Hoeland (2005-09) into sixth on the all-time Washington University list … Putterman’s two victories pushed his overall total to 40 in his career … Parizher’s win at No. 4 singles was his first over a nationally ranked opponent (#45 Noah Swiler) … Washington U. is 10-5 this season against ranked teams.