Claremont, Calif., March 15, 2018 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team closed out its 2018 Spring Break with a 6-3 loss to No. 6 Amherst College Thursday in Claremont, Calif.
Amherst remained undefeated at 4-0 with the win, while WashU dropped to 6-5. The Bears split six matches on Spring Break, with all three losses coming to teams ranked in top-12.
Sophomore Bernardo Neves picked up a pair of wins to increase his team-leading record to 31-8. Neves recorded a three-set victory at No. 2 singles to increase his winning streak to 11 matches.
1. Sean Wei/Nathan Kaplan (AMHERST) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Daniel Li (WASHUM) 8-3
2. Radha Vishnubhotla/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Ethan Hillis/Jayson Fung (AMHERST) 8-6
3. Zach Bessette/Kevin Ma (AMHERST) def. Jason Haugen/J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 8-3
1. #22 Sean Wei (AMHERST) def. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1
2. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Ethan Hillis (AMHERST) 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3)
3. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Zach Bessette (AMHERST) 6-2, 6-4
4. Nathan Kaplan (AMHERST) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 6-2, 7-5
5. Kevin Ma (AMHERST) def. Daniel Li (WASHUM) 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-1
6. Jayson Fung (AMHERST) def. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-3
• WashU trailed after doubles play for just the third time this season
• Neves is undefeated this season in singles in dual matches (11-0)
• The singles victory for Neves was the 40th of his career.
• The Bears are 4-5 against ranked teams this year
• Amherst is the 2011 and 2014 NCAA Division III National Champions
WashU has eight days off before hosting Wabash College (10 a.m.) and No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus (3 p.m.) on Saturday, March 24.