Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 1, 2017 – Senior Jason Haugen and junior Konrad Kozlowski advanced to the championship match in doubles to highlight play at the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regional held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Haugen and Kozlowski, the No. 2 seed in the 64-team draw, suffered a 4-6, 7-5, 10-8 loss to Tyler Raclin and Jeremy Yuan of the University of Chicago in the championship match.
In singles, sophomore J.J. Kroot and freshman Benjamin van der Sman advanced to the round of 16. Kroot, the No. 17 seed, upset No. 9 seed Mitchell Thai of Denison 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 in the round of 32. van de Sman cruised past No. 5 seed Sam Totten of Augustana (Ill.) 6-1, 6-3, in the round of 32.
Neves, the No. 9 seed in singles, advanced to the championship match in the back draw before falling to No. 17 seed Luke Tsai of Chicago in three sets. Neves posted a 9-3 combined record at the three-day event.
WashU opens its spring season on Saturday, Feb. 23, against University of Redlands at the 2018 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in St. Peter, Minn.