Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 3 Middlebury in NCAA Quarters

Men’s Tennis Falls to No. 3 Middlebury in NCAA Quarters

INTERVIEW/HIGHLIGHTS

Kalamazoo, Mich., May 23, 2016 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team had its season come to an end with a 5-1 loss to No. 3 Middlebury College in the 2016 NCAA Division III Quarterfinals Monday at Sorenson Courts on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.

WashU, who was making its 10th-straight quarterfinal appearance, ended its season with an 18-6 record. Middlebury, the NCAA Runner-up a year ago, improved to 19-2 with its 12th-straight victory.

"There was some nerves today on both sides, and they handle it better early in the match. The win at No. 2 doubles gave us some momentum heading into singles," said WashU head coach Roger Follmer.

Senior Josh Cogan and sophomore Johnny Wu picked up the lone victory of the day for WashU, a 9-8 (8-6) victory at No. 2 doubles.

WashU's senior class of Cogan and Tyler Kratky led the Bears to an 81-22 (.786) overall record in four seasons on the Danforth Campus, and the 2013 and 2014 University Athletic Association (UAA) championship. WashU also made four NCAA Quarterfinal appearances, including Final Four appearances in 2013 and 2015.

"Tyler and Josh had great careers and I could not be more proud of them," Follmer added.

Match-by Match Results:
Doubles
1. Palmer Campbell/Hamid Derbani (MIDDMT) def. Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) 8-3
2. Josh Cogan/Johnny Wu (WASHU) def. Noah Farrell/Ari Smolyar (MIDDMT) 9-8 (7-5)
3. William de Quant/Kyle Schlanger (MIDDMT) def. Jeremy Bush/Tyler Kratky (WASHU) 8-

Singles
1. #1 Noah Farrell (MIDDMT) def. John Carswell Johnny Wu-4, 6-0
2. #24 Ari Smolyar (MIDDMT) vs. Johnny Wu (WASHTyler Kratkynished
3. Palmer Campbell (MIDDMT) def. Tyler Kratky (WASHU) 6-3, 6-2
4. William de Quant (MIDDMT) def. Jason Haugen (WASHU) 6-0, 6-3
5. Hamid Derbani (MIDDMT) vs. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) 3-6, 3-3, unfinished
6. Kyle Schlanger (MIDDMT) vs. Jake Klein (WASHU) 6-3, 5-3, unfinished

Notes
• WashU has an overall record of 40-22 (.645) in 18 trips to the NCAA Tournament.
• The Bears were 12-6 against nationally-ranked teams.
• Kratky finished his career tied for 13th in all-time wins (118).
• Cogan posted a 71-35 overall record, including a 53-29 mark in doubles.