No. 5 WashU Men’s Tennis to Play for UAA Championship

No. 5 WashU Men’s Tennis to Play for UAA Championship

Altamonte Springs, Fla. April 25, 2015 – For the 10th-straight season and the 20th time in school history, the Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team will play for the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship.

The No. 2 seed Bears used a doubles sweep to get past No. 3 seed Carnegie Mellon University 7-2 in the semifinals of the 2015 University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Tennis Championship Saturday afternoon at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Fifth-ranked Washington U. extended its winning streak to six matches and improved to 18-4, 2-0 in the UAA, while No. 10-ranked Carnegie Mellon fell to 15-8, 1-1 in the UAA.

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles
1. Jeremy Bush/Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Will Duncan/C. Heaney-Secord (CMUM) 8-5
2. Kevin Chu/Jason Haugen (WASHUM) def. #10 Yuvraj Kumar/Bryce Beisswanger (CMUM) 8-5
3. Josh Cogan/Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. Kenny Zheng/Edward Ang (CMUM) 8-2

Singles
1. #11 Abhishek Alla (CMUM) def. John Carswell (WASHUM) 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. #37 Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. C. Heaney-Secord (CMUM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
3. #45 Jeremy Bush (WASHUM) def. #41 Will Duncan (CMUM) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
4. #14 Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. Kunal Wadwani (CMUM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Kiril Kirkov (CMUM) def. #26 Johnny Wu (WASHUM) 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 10-4
6. #48 Kevin Chu (WASHUM) def. #47 Kenny Zheng (CMUM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3

Notes:
• The Bears are 14-4 against nationally ranked teams this season.
• WashU swept doubles play for the eighth time in 2015.
• Senior Ross Putterman had two wins Saturday to up his career total to 150, the seventh player in school history to achieve the feat.
• Juniors Josh Cogan and Tyler Kratky improved to 3-0 at No. 3 doubles.
• Senior Kevin Chu has won eight-straight singles matches and is 9-1 in the last 10.
• Freshman Jason Haugen and Chu won their sixth-straight match at No. 2 doubles to improve to 16-5.
• The Bears are 20-2 at No. 4 and No. 6 singles this season.
• Sophomore Jeremy Bush's singles win was his 75th overall victory of his career.
• Chu's two wins upped his career total to 111, 14th most in school history.
• Junior Josh Cogan's doubles win was the 50th overall victory of his career. 

Up Next: WashU takes on top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Emory University in the UAA Championship match Sunday, April 26, at 9 a.m. (ET).