No. 6 WashU Men’s Tennis to Play for UAA Championship

No. 6 WashU Men’s Tennis to Play for UAA Championship

Altamonte Springs, Fla., April 22, 2017 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team will have a chance to play for the 2017 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship following a 6-3 win over No. 5 University of Chicago in the semifinals Saturday in Altamonte Spring, Fla.

WashU, the No. 2 seed, won its 11th-straight match to improve its record to 15-3, 2-0 in the UAA, while Chicago, the No. 3 seed, fell to 16-4, 1-1 in the UAA. The Bears won two of three meetings between the two teams this year.

The Bears jumped out to a commanding lead, sweeping doubles for the sixth time this year. Freshman Bernardo Neves clinched the match at No. 3 singles with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 win over No. 41-ranked Charlie Pei. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #23 Konrad Kozlowski/Jason Haugen (WASHU) def. #15 Kerrigan, Erik/Kumar, Ninan (UCM) 8-4
2. Jeremy Bush/J.J. Kroot (WASHU) def. #6 Hawkins, Max/Raclin, Tyler (UCM) 8-3
3. Bernardo Neves/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHU) def. Pei, Charlie/Bethke, Bobby (UCM) 8-5

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

Notes:
• WashU is 13-2 against ranked teams this season.
• The Bears have recorded 15 or more wins in 12-straight seasons.
• Kroot has won seven-straight singles matches and is 3-0 at No. 6 singles.
• Haugen and Kozlowski is 4-2 against nationally ranked teams.
• Bush and Kroot are 11-4 at No. 2 doubles.
• Vishnubhotla and Neves are 9-1 at No. 3 doubles.
• Bush moved into 12th on the all-time wins list (126). 

Up Next: The Bears take on top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Emory University (16-4, 2-0 UAA) Sunday at 9 a.m. (ET) in the UAA Championship match. WashU is making its 12th-straight and 22nd appearance in the UAA championship match.