WashU Edged by No. 3 Chicago in ITA Semis

Photo by Stormy Nesbit/ITA
Photo by Stormy Nesbit/ITA

Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 23, 2019– The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team suffered a 5-4 loss to No. 3 University of Chicago in the semifinals of the 2019 ITA National Division III Team Indoor Championship Saturday in Cleveland.

Chicago remained undefeated at 8-0 with the win, while WashU fell to 4-3. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #6 Raclin, Tyler/Yuan, Jeremy (UCM) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Luke McClelland (WASHUM) 8-3
2. Sam Komis/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Kerrigan, Erik/Kumar, Ninan (UCM) 8-1
3. #15 Xu, Joshua/Pei, Charlie (UCM) def. Ethan Hillis/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 8-5 

Singles:
1. #6 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) def. Kerrigan, Erik (UCM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
2. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. #16 Yuan, Jeremy (UCM) 6-4, 6-2
3. Pei, Charlie (UCM) def. Daniel Li (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. #29 Rodriguez, Alejandro (UCM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
5. Guzhva, Alex (UCM) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
6. Xu, Joshua (UCM) def. Luke McClelland (WASHUM) 6-2, 6-2

Notes:
• Neves has won five-straight singles matches and is 2-1 against ranked opponents
• The ranked singles win for van der Sman was the first of his career.
• WashU is 1-2 against ranked teams this year. 

Up Next:
WashU takes on No. 12 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in the 2019 ITA Indoor Championship third-place match Sunday at 9 a.m. (ET).