No. 9 WashU Falls to No. 7 Gustavus in Top-10 Matchup

No. 9 WashU Falls to No. 7 Gustavus in Top-10 Matchup

Belleville, Ill., March 24, 2018 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team could not overcome a 3-0 doubles deficit as the Bears suffered a 5-4 loss to No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus College Saturday night at Kings Point Sports Club in Belleville, Ill.

Gustavus, who won three matches on the day, improved to 13-5, while WashU fell to 7-6.

Tommy Entwistle sealed the victory for Gustavus Adolphus with a 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Koki Takabatake at No. 6 singles. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #6 Mohanad Alhouni/Patrick Whaling (GACM) def. #12 Konrad Kozlowski/Jason Haugen (WASHUM) 8-2
2. Tommy Entwistle/Chase Johnson (GACM) def. Bernardo Neves/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHUM) 8-6
3. Zach Ekstein/Yassine Derbani (GACM) def. J.J. Kroot/Daniel Li (WASHUM) 8-5 

Singles:
1. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) def. #1 Mohanad Alhouni (GACM) 6-4, 7-5
2. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. #18 Zach Ekstein (GACM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Patrick Whaling (GACM) 6-4, 6-4
4. #35 Chase Johnson (GACM) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Yassine Derbani (GACM) 7-5, 6-4
6. Tommy Entwistle (GACM) def. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)

Notes:
• WashU trailed after doubles play for the third-straight match
• Neves is undefeated this season in singles in dual matches (12-0)
• The Bears are 4-6 against nationally ranked opponents this season
• Head coach Roger Follmer remains one-win shy of 300 for his career
• The win over a ranked opponent for Johnny Wu as the ninth of his career 

Up Next:
WashU takes on NCAA Division II No. 9 Drury University Sunday at 1 p.m. in Springfield, Mo.