Chicago, Ill., April 13, 2019 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team won five of six singles matches to rebound from a doubles deficit with a 6-3 victory over No. 12 Case Western Reserve University Saturday at XS Tennis in Chicago.
WashU extended its win streak to six-straight matches and improved to 13-4 with the victory, while Case fell to 15-7.
The Bears won their first match this season after falling behind 2-1 after doubles. Sophomore Daniel Li sealed the match with a 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) victory at No. 3 singles.
1. Konrad Kozlowski/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. #25 Kanam, Anthony/Powell, Jonathan (CWR-M) 8-3
2. Chen, Matthew/Hennessey, Zach (CWR-M) def. J.J. Kroot/Daniel Li (WASHUM) 8-3
3. Aduru, Chaitanya/Umen, Aaron (CWR-M) def. Ethan Hillis/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 8-5
1. #6 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) def. Chen, Matthew (CWR-M) 4-6, 7-6, 6-1
2. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Umen, Aaron (CWR-M) 6-4, 6-3
3. Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Kanam, Anthony (CWR-M) 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Powell, Jonathan (CWR-M) def. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 6-4, 7-5
5. Konrad Kozlowski (WASHUM) def. Aduru, Chaitanya (CWR-M) 6-4, 6-1
6. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) def. Concannon, Sam (CWR-M) 6-3, 7-5
• WashU is 5-3 against ranked teams this season
• Kozlowski has won 10-straight singles matches
• Kozlowski and Neves improved to 8-0 at No. 1 doubles
• WashU has trailed after doubles five times this season
• Hillis picked up his 30th victory of the season with the win at No. 1 singles
• Kozlowski moved into a tie for ninth all-time in doubles victories (76)
• Neves took sole possession of 13thon the all-time wins list (127)
WashU takes on No. 2 University of Chicago on Sunday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at XS Tennis in Chicago.