Men’s Tennis Falls at Butler and No. 9 Indianapolis

Men’s Tennis Falls at Butler and No. 9 Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 9, 2019 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team dropped a pair of matches to open the 2019 spring season Saturday in Indianapolis.

WashU suffered a 5-2 loss to NCAA Division I Butler University in the opener, and then fell 5-2 to NCAA Division II No. 9 University of Indianapolis in the nightcap.

Senior Konrad Kozlowski and sophomore Benjamin van der Sman picked up the biggest win of the day at No. 1 doubles, upsetting the sixth-ranked Division II team from UIndy 6-3.  

Butler 5, #9 WashU 2
Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Mason Dragos/Ryan Roegner (BUTLER) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 6-3
2. Thomas Brennan/Adrian Mag (BUTLER) def. Daniel Li/Luke McClelland (WASHUM) 6-4
3. Addison Cazier/Spencer Lang (BUTLER) vs. Ethan Hillis/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 5-4, unfinished 

Singles:
1. Mason Dragos (BUTLER) def. #6 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) 7-5, 6-3
2. Thomas Brennan (BUTLER) def. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 7-5, 6-2
3. Aviv Ben Shabat (BUTLER) def. Daniel Li (WASHUM) 7-6, 4-6, 6-3
4. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Ryan Roegner (BUTLER) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Spencer Lang (BUTLER) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
6. Konrad Kozlowski (WASHUM) def. Ari Gerstein (BUTLER) 6-3, 6-3 

#9 Indianapolis 5, #9 WashU 2
Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Konrad Kozlowski/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. #6 Dario Huber/Matej Kostadinov (UINDY) 6-3
2. Renato Lima/Magnus Mueller (UINDY) def. J.J. Kroot/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHUM) 7-6
3. Ariel Farji/Nils Hoffacker (UINDY) def. Sam Komis/Luke McClelland (WASHUM) 6-1

Singles:
1. #5 Renato Lima (UINDY) def. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 6-1, 6-0
2. Dario Huber (UINDY) def. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 7-5, 6-1
3. #32 Nils Hoffacker (UINDY) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-1
4. Luke McClelland (WASHUM) def. Magnus Mueller (UINDY) 6-3, 3-6, 10-4
5. Sam Komis (WASHUM) def. Ariel Farji (UINDY) 7-6 (8-6), 7-5
6. Matej Kostadinov (UINDY) def. Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHUM) 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 

Notes:
• The win for van der Sman was the 40th of his career.
• Kozlowski is 9-11 in his career against ranked opponents in doubles. 

Up Next:
WashU (0-2) takes on DePauw University at 9:30 a.m. (ET) and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Greencastle, Ind.