April 5, 2014

No. 2 Men’s Tennis Takes Down Earlham for 16th-Straight Home Win

St. Louis, Mo., April 5, 2014 – The No. 2-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team won its 16th-straight home match with a 9-0 victory over Earlham College Saturday afternoon at the Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis.  

Washington U. jumped in front 3-0 with a doubles sweep, it's five of the season. The Bears won three straight-set matches in singles to jump in front 6-0, and then completed the sweep by winning three more singles matches in three sets.

Washington U. (13-2) opens a four-match road swing at Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis Wednesday, April 9, at 4 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Anton Bartashevich (ECM) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
2. #42 John Carswell (WASHUM) def. Phillip Locklear (ECM) 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8
3. #26 Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) def. Hank Levin (ECM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Tim Noack (WASHUM) def. Jack Ventura-Cruess (ECM) 6-1, 5-7, 10-4
5. Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. Scott Lawrence (ECM) 6-0, 6-1
6. Kevin Chu (WASHUM) def. Andrey Gavrilov (ECM) 6-1, 6-1
 
Doubles competition
1. #3 Ross Putterman/Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) def. Anton Bartashevich/Jack Ventura-Cruess (ECM) 8-6
2. John Carswell/Josh Cogan (WASHUM) def. Hank Levin/Phillip Locklear (ECM) 8-2
3. Kevin Chu/Jeffrey Hirsh (WASHUM) def. Andrey Gavrilov/Scott Lawrence (ECM) 8-1


Notes:
• Washington U. is 90-4 at the Tao Tennis Center in the last 10 years and 117-9 all-time under head coach Roger Follmer.
• Freshman John Carswell has won 11-straight singles matches and is 19-3 in his rookie campaign.
• The singles victory for senior Tim Noack was the 60th of his career.
• Sophomore Tyler Kratky picked up the 50th win of his career Saturday.