No. 5 Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 6 Emory in ITA Semifinals

No. 5 Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 6 Emory in ITA Semifinals

St. Peter, Minn., Feb. 21, 2015 – A doubles sweep propelled No. 6 Emory University to a 6-3 win over the No. 5 Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team in the semifinals of the 2015 ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championship Saturday in St. Peter, Minn.

Washington U., the defending ITA National Champion, had its three-match winning streak snapped and fell to 3-1. Emory improved to 4-0 with the win and will take on No. 3 Trinity University (Texas) in the championship match Sunday.

Match-by Match Results:
Doubles
1. Ian Wagner/Alex Ruderman (EU) def. Ross Putterman/Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) 8-4
2. Scott Rubinstein/Eric Halpern (EU) def. Kevin Chu/Jason Haugen (WASHUM) 8-4
3. Rafe Mosetick/David Omsky (EU) def. Shaun Berman/Johnny Wu (WASHUM) 8-3

Singles
1. Alex Ruderman (EU) def. John Carswell (WASHUM) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
2. Eric Halpern (EU) def. Ross Putterman (WASHUM) 6-7 (2-7), 6-3, 6-4
3. Rafe Mosetick (EU) def. Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
4. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) def. Ian Wagner (EU) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
5. Kevin Chu (WASHUM) def. Scott Rubinstein (EU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Jason Haugen (WASHUM) def. Josh Goodman (EU) 5-7, 7-5, 10-8

Notes:
• The Bears are 2-1 against ranked teams this season.
• Washington U. was swept in doubles for the first time since March 15, 2014.
• Chu improved to 7-1 in singles this season, including 4-0 in dual matches.
• Wu extended his singles win streak to three matches and is 8-1 as a rookie.

Up Next: The Bears take on No. 7 Johns Hopkins University in the third-place match Sunday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m.