Kalamazoo, Mich., May 24, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team posted a perfect 5-0 record and earned four All-America honors to highlight day one of the 2019 NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championships Friday in Kalamazoo Mich.
Sophomore Ethan Hillis and junior Bernardo Neves each went 2-0 in singles to earn All-America honors and advance to the quarterfinals, while Neves teamed with senior Konrad Kozlowski for a straight-set win in doubles and also earned All-America accolades.
Hillis, the No. 4 seed, downed Chad LeDuff of UC Santa Cruz in the opening round 6-4, 6-2. He followed that up with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jed Kronenberg of Pomona-Pitzer in the round of 16. Hillis improved his singles record to 27-5, and takes on Leo Vithoontien of Carleton in the quarterfinals Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (ET).
Neves got past his first-round match for the second-consecutive season with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Alexander Angradi of Salisbury. He followed with a straight-set win 6-1, 6-4 over Emory's Hayden Cassone for a spot in the quarterfinals. The win against Cassone was the 75th singles win of his career and 140th overall.
Neves, who improved his singles record to 24-9 this season, plays at 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Saturday against No. 1 seed Nikolai Parodi of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
In doubles, Neves and Kozlowski upset No. 4 seed Wilson Lambeth and Jordan Pitts from Trinity (Texas) 6-2, 6-4 in the opening match to earn All-America honors. The duo improved to 14-5 this season.
Neves and Kozlowski take on Moses Hutchison and Matthew Miles of Mary Washington Saturday at 4 p.m. (ET) in the quarterfinals.