St. Louis, Mo., April 8, 2017 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team extended its winning streak to seven matches with a 6-3 win over NCAA Division II No. 20 Southwest Baptist University Saturday at home. The win for WashU was also its fourth this season over a D2 ranked opponent.
The Bears were also scheduled to play Illinois Wesleyan University Saturday but the match was cancelled.
WashU improved to 11-3 with the win, while Southwest Baptist fell to 10-3.
1. #18 Abohabaga,Sherif/Blodig,Chris (SBU) def. Jeremy Bush/J.J. Kroot (WASHU) 8-4
2. Bernardo Neves/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHU) def. Agoston,Ferenc/Castillo,Marcel (SBU) 8-6
3. Konrad Kozlowski/Robin Engel (WASHU) def. Cabalero,Raul/Almeida,Joao (SBU) 8-6
1. #4 Abohabaga,Sherif (SBU) def. #43 Johnny Wu (WASHU) 6-3, 6-4
2. John Carswell (WASHU) def. Agoston,Ferenc (SBU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Bernardo Neves (WASHU) def. Blodig,Chris (SBU) 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 10-5
4. Cabalero,Raul (SBU) def. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) 6-4, 6-4
5. J.J. Kroot (WASHU) def. Castillo,Marcel (SBU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Robin Engel (WASHU) def. Almeida,Joao (SBU) 6-1, 6-1
• WashU is 9-2 against ranked teams this season.
• Carswell is four wins shy of 100 for his career.
• Neves' two victories upped his team-leading win total to 30.
• The Bears have recorded 11 or more wins in all 16 seasons under head coach Roger Follmer.
• WashU is 115-5 in the last 13 years on their home court.
Up Next: WashU continues it five-match homestand against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Monday, April 10, at 4 p.m.