No. 9 Men’s Tennis Continues Dominance at Home

No. 9 Men’s Tennis Continues Dominance at Home

St. Louis, Mo., March 23, 2019 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team returned from a nine-day layoff to post an 8-1 win over NCAA Division II No. 23 Drury University Saturday in St. Louis. The match was played at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.

WashU swept doubles play for the seventh time this season, winning all three matches in a tiebreaker. The Bears also improved their record at home to 130-6 the last 15 years under head coach Roger Follmer.  

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Konrad Kozlowski/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. #27 Nico Hadeler/Grega Kokalj (DRURY) 8-7 (7-4)
2. Ethan Hillis/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Augustin Diot/Paul Porcher (DRURY) 8-7 (7-1)
3. J.J. Kroot/Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Leonardo Cerri/Lukas Stierling (DRURY) 8-7 (7-4) 

Singles:
1. #10 Nico Hadeler (DRURY) def. #6 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
2. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. #10 Augustin Diot (DRURY) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
3. Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Grega Kokalj (DRURY) 6-3, 6-0
4. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Paul Porcher (DRURY) 6-2, 6-3
5. Konrad Kozlowski (WASHUM) def. Lukas Stierling (DRURY) 6-4, 5-7, 11-9
6. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) def. Leonardo Cerri (DRURY) 7-5, 6-0

Notes:
• WashU is 5-3 this season against ranked teams
• Kozlowski is three wins shy of 100 for his career
• Neves upped his career win total to 121, 14th most in school history
• WashU is 12-2 this season at No. 4 singles
• Kozlowski has won seven-straight singles matches
• The Bears have won 10 or more matches in all 18 seasons under Follmer 

Up Next:
WashU has 12 days off before hosting UW-Eau Claire on Friday, April 5 at 5 p.m.