St. Louis, Mo., April 20, 2018 – Senior Johnny Wuposted a pair of victories to help lead the No. 10-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team to a 9-0 sweep of No. 39 University of Texas-Tyler Friday at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis.
WashU improved to 12-8 with the win, while Texas-Tyler had its four-match win streak snapped and dropped to 16-4.
Wu teamed with freshman Benjamin van der Sman for an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles, and then upset No. 11 ranked Arthur Fagundes at No. 1 singles 6-3, 4-6, 10-6. The ranked win for Wu was his third of the season.
1. #12 Jason Haugen/Konrad Kozlowski (WASHUM) def. #13 Arthur Fagundes/Pablo Gomez (UTTM) 8-3
2. Bernardo Neves/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHUM) def. Gabriel Hidalgo/Jose McIntyre (UTTM) 8-6
3. Johnny Wu/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Daniel Rodriguez/Joshua Vanwinkle (UTTM) 8-4
1. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) def. #11 Arthur Fagundes (UTTM) 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
2. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. #38 Vinicio Hadlich (UTTM) 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
3. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Daniel Rodriguez (UTTM) 6-2, 6-0
4. Jason Haugen (WASHUM) def. Gabriel Hidalgo (UTTM) 6-4, 6-2
5. Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Pablo Gomez (UTTM) 6-4, 6-0
6. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) def. Jose McIntyre (UTTM) 6-1, 6-3
• WashU is 7-7 this season against nationally-ranked opponents
• Wu is nine victories shy of 100 for his career
• Wu's singles win was the 69thof his career, tied for eighth most in school history
• Van der Sman improved to 8-0 at No. 3 singles
• Li has won six-straight singles matches at No. 5
• WashU is 127-6 the last 14 years at home under head coach Roger Follmer
WashU celebrates Senior Day on Saturday, April 21, against DePauw University. Doubles play begins at 2 p.m. at the Tao Tennis Center.