No. 6 WashU Drops Heartbreaker to No. 9 Chicago

No. 6 WashU Drops Heartbreaker to No. 9 Chicago

Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 25, 2018 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to No. 9 University of Chicago in the third-place match of the 2018 ITA National Division III Team Indoor Championships Sunday in Minneapolis.

Chicago improved its record to 9-1, while WashU fell to 3-2.

With the match tied at 4-4, Chicago's Charlie Pei posted a 7-6, 7-6 win over freshman Koki Takabatake at No. 6 singles to clinch the victory. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Chua, Nicolas/Kumar, Ninan (UCM) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Daniel Li (WASHUM) 8-5
2. Mark Wu/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Pei, Charlie/Yuan, Jeremy (UCM) 8-6
3. Benjamin van der Sman/J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) def. Sharma, Abhin/Kerrigan, Erik (UCM) 8-5

Singles:
1. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) def. Chua, Nicolas (UCM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
2. Tsai, Luke (UCM) def. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-1
3. #12 Kerrigan, Erik (UCM) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 7-5, 6-2
4. #6 Yuan, Jeremy (UCM) def. Daniel Li (WASHUM) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
5. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. #27 Rodriguez, Alejandro (UCM) 7-5, 6-2
6. #43 Pei, Charlie (UCM) def. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) 7-6, 7-6

Notes:
• The Bears are 2-2 against ranked teams this year
• Neves is undefeated this season in singles in dual matches (5-0)

Up Next:
WashU has 13 days off before returning to action on Sunday, March 11, against No. 10 Carnegie Mellon University in Claremont, Calif.