No. 5 Men’s Tennis Advances to Regional Championship Match

No. 5 Men’s Tennis Advances to Regional Championship Match

St. Louis, Mo., May 9, 2015 – The No. 5-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team rolled into the St. Louis Region championship with a 5-0 sweep over Carthage College in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Championship Saturday in St. Louis.

WashU improves to 19-5 with the win, while Carthage ends its season with a 20-7 record. The Bears take on the winner of No. 15 Whitman College and Sewanee: University of the South in the Regional championship Sunday at Noon.

The Bears jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles for the ninth time this season. Senior Ross Putterman and sophomore Jeremy Bush rallied from a 4-1 deficit to win seven-straight games to post an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles.

Senior Kevin Chu posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles, and then freshman Johnny Wu clinched the match with a 6-3, 6-0 victory at No. 4.

Match-by-Match Results
1. Jeremy Bush/Ross Putterman (WASHUM) def. Jaworski, Pawel/Verbauwhede, Jordan (CARTHAGE) 8-4
2. Jason Haugen/Kevin Chu (WASHUM) def. Boomgarden, Alex/Conley, Chris (CARTHAGE) 8-5
3. Josh Cogan/Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) def. Jump, Ryan/Ferruzzi, Alex (CARTHAGE) 8-0

1. John Carswell (WASHUM) vs. Jaworski, Pawel (CARTHAGE) 6-3, 2-3, unfinished
2. #37 Ross Putterman (WASHUM) vs. Boomgarden, Alex (CARTHAGE) 6-2, 3-1, unfinished
3. #14 Tyler Kratky (WASHUM) vs. Jump, Ryan (CARTHAGE) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished
4. #26 Johnny Wu (WASHUM) def. Verbauwhede, Jordan (CARTHAGE) 6-3, 6-0
5. Jason Haugen (WASHUM) vs. Conley, Chris (CARTHAGE) 6-4, unfinished
6. #48 Kevin Chu (WASHUM) def. Ferruzzi, Alex (CARTHAGE) 6-1, 6-0

• WashU is ranked No. 1 in the Central Region, while Carthage was No. 16.
• Bush and Putterman have won six-straight matches at No. 1 doubles.
• Juniors Josh Cogan and Tyler Kratky improved to 5-0 at No. 3 doubles.
• The Bears are 22-2 at No. 4 and No. 6 singles this season.