Men’s Tennis Upsets No. 5 Chicago to Advance to UAA Title Match

Men’s Tennis Upsets No. 5 Chicago to Advance to UAA Title Match

Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 22, 2016 – Sophomore Johnny Wu pulled out a three-set win at No. 2 singles to clinch a 5-3 upset victory for the No. 3 seed Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team over No. 2 seed University of Chicago Friday in the semifinals of the 2016 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Friday in Altamonte Springs, Fla.

No. 7-ranked WashU improved to 16-4, 2-0 in the UAA, while No. 5-ranked Chicago fell to 15-4, 1-1 in the UAA.

Match-by Match Results:

1. #3 Chua, Nicolas/Liu, David (UCM) def. Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) 9-8 (10-8)
2. Josh Cogan/Johnny Wu (WASHU) def. Leung, Peter/Pei, Charlie (UCM) 9-8 (7-2)
3. Jeremy Bush/Tyler Kratky (WASHU) def. Tsai, Luke/Hawkins, Max (UCM) 8-6

1. #6 Chua, Nicolas (UCM) vs. John Carswell (WASHU) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, unfinished
2. Johnny Wu (WASHU) def. #36 Liu, David (UCM) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1
3. Tyler Kratky (WASHU) def. Pei, Charlie (UCM) 6-0, 6-1
4. Kranz, Sven (UCM) def. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Jason Haugen (WASHU) def. Leung, Peter (UCM) 4-6, 7-6 (12-10), 1-0, retired
6. Tsai, Luke (UCM) def. Jake Klein (WASHU) 6-3, 6-2

• The Bears are 11-4 against nationally ranked teams this season.
• Chicago defeated WashU 8-1 on April 10.
• Wu handed David Liu his first dual loss (16-1) of the year.
• Kratky upped his career win total to 115.
• The Bears have won 16 or more matches in 11-straight seasons.
• Chicago is the third opponent WashU has defeated after dropping its first meeting.

Up Next: The Bears take on top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Emory University (19-3) Saturday at 9 a.m. (ET) in the UAA Championship match. WashU is making its 11-straight and 21st appearance in the UAA championship match.