No. 4 WashU Advances to Quarterfinals for 11th-Straight Year

No. 4 WashU Advances to Quarterfinals for 11th-Straight Year

St. Louis, Mo., May 13, 2017 – The No. 4-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals for the 11th-straight season with a 5-1 win over No. 28 Kenyon College Saturday at the Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis. 

WashU improved to 18-4 with the win, Kenyon had its eight-match win streak snapped and ended the season at 14-11.

"It was a great effort in doubles and singles today by the Bears," said WashU head coach Roger Follmer. "Its been a great run by this team and hopefully we will take a few more steps forward. We are looking forward to a matchup with defending national champion Bowdoin."

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #23 Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHU) def. Alex Rieger/Weston Noall (KENM) 8-4
2. Austin Diehl/Jacob Zalenski (KENM) def. Jeremy Bush/J.J. Kroot (WASHU) 9-8 (7-4)
3. Bernardo Neves/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHU) def. Tristan Kaye/Ben Gelfand (KENM) 8-4

Singles:
1. #43 Johnny Wu (WASHU) vs. Nicholas Paolucci (KENM) 7-5, 5-2, unfinished
2. Jacob Zalenski (KENM) vs. #34 John Carswell (WASHU) 6-2, 4-6, 4-3, unfinished
3. Jason Haugen (WASHU) def. Michael Liu (KENM) 6-4, 6-1
4. Bernardo Neves (WASHU) def. Austin Diehl (KENM) 7-5, 6-1
5. Jeremy Bush (WASHU) vs. Weston Noall (KENM) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
6. J.J. Kroot (WASHU) def. Tristan Kaye (KENM) 6-2, 6-4

Notes:
• The Bears are 8-0 this season and 121-5 in the last 13 years on their home court.
• Kroot has won 11-straight singles matches and is 13-4 this season.
• WashU has an overall record of 42-22 (.656) in 19 trips to the NCAA Tournament.
• The Bears won both meetings against Kenyon this season. 
• WashU is 14-3 against ranked opponents. 

Up Next: WashU takes on No. 7-ranked and defending national champion Bowdoin College (20-4) on Monday, May 22, at Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.