No. 5 Men’s Tennis Claims Third Place at ITA Championship

No. 5 Men’s Tennis Claims Third Place at ITA Championship

St. Peter, Minn., Feb. 22, 2015 – The No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team posted a 6-3 win over No. 7 Johns Hopkins University in the third-place match of the 2015 ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championship Sunday in St. Peter, Minn.

Seniors Kevin Chu and Ross Putterman, along with sophomore Jeremy Bush, each had a pair of victories for Washington U.

Match-by Match Results:
Doubles
1. Jeremy Bush/Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. #7 Mike Buxbaum/Emerson Walsh (JHUM) 10-8
2. Kevin Chu/Jason Haugen (WASHUM) def. Erik Lim/Tanner Brown (JHUM) 9-7
3. Noah Joachim/Nicholas Garcia (JHUM) def. Josh Cogan/Parker Chang (WASHUM) 8-6

Singles
1. #7 Mike Buxbaum (JHUM) def. John Carswell (WASHUM) 6-1, 6-1
2. #37 Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Jeremy Dubin (JHUM) 7-6, 6-4
3. #28 Ben Hwang (JHUM) def. #14 Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
4. #45 Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) def. Noah Joachim (JHUM) 6-3, 6-3
5. #26 Johnny Wu (WASHUM) def. Erik Lim (JHUM) 6-2, 6-2
6. #48 Kevin Chu (WASHUM) def. Emerson Walsh (JHUM) 4-6, 6-4, 10-7

Notes:
• The Bears are 3-1 against ranked teams this season.
• Washington U. took the lead after doubles play for the first time at ITAs.
• Wu has won four-straight singles matches and is 9-1 this season.
• Chu has won four-straight singles matches and is 8-1 this season
• Putterman moved into 11th place all-time in school history with 126 wins.
• Putterman's doubles win was the 74th of his career, tied for eighth most in school history.

Up Next: Washington U. hosts Sewanee Sunday, March 1, at 10 a.m.