Bush Clinches Win for No. 6 WashU over No. 5 Chicago

Bush Clinches Win for No. 6 WashU over No. 5 Chicago

St. Louis, Mo., April 16, 2017 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team won its 11th match over a ranked opponent with a 5-4 upset win over the No. 5 University of Chicago Sunday at Sunset Tennis Center.

Senior Jeremy Bush clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 win at No. 4 singles.

The win for WashU was its seventh-straight at home, and the Bears improved to 118-5 in the last 13 years on their home court.

WashU also won its ninth-straight match to improve its record to 13-3, while Chicago had its three-match win streak snapped and dropped to 15-3.

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #23 Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) def. #15 Kerrigan, Erik/Kumar, Ninan (UCM) 9-8 (10-8)
2. #6 Raclin, Tyler/Hawkins, Max (UCM) def. Jeremy Bush/J.J. Kroot (WASHU) 8-1
3. Pei, Charlie/Bethke, Bobby (UCM) def. Bernardo Neves/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHU) 8-6

Singles:
1. #43 Johnny Wu (WASHU) def. #22 Chua, Nicolas (UCM) 6-0, 1-6, 6-4
2. Kerrigan, Erik (UCM) def. #34 John Carswell (WASHU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Bernardo Neves (WASHU) def. #41 Pei, Charlie (UCM) 7-5, 7-5
4. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) def. Tsai, Luke (UCM) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (8-6)
5. J.J. Kroot (WASHU) def. Kumar, Ninan (UCM) 6-4, 6-3
6. #14 Leung, Peter (UCM) def. Robin Engel (WASHU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 

Notes:
• WashU is 11-2 against ranked teams this season.
• The Bears have recorded 13 or more wins in 15-straight seasons under head coach Roger Follmer.
• Neves has won eight-straight singles matches and is tied for the team lead with 17 victories.
• Wu's victory over Chua was his third over a ranked opponent this season.
• Haugen and Kozlowski are 3-2 against ranked opponents. 

Up Next: WashU competes in the 2017 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, in Altamonte Springs, Fla.