No. 7 WashU Falls to No. 12 Carnegie; Defeats D1 Lehigh

No. 7 WashU Falls to No. 12 Carnegie; Defeats D1 Lehigh

Claremont, Calif., March 11, 2018 – The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team snapped a three-match losing streak with a 5-2 win over NCAA Division I Lehigh University Sunday in Claremont, Calif. 

The Bears suffered a 5-4 loss to No. 12 Carnegie Mellon University in its opening match of the day, the first of six matches on Spring Break in California.

#12 Carnegie Mellon 5, #7 WashU 4
Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1.  #15 Daniel Levine/Chaz Downing (CMUM) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Daniel Li (WASHUM) 8-7 (7-4)
2. Radha Vishnubhotla/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Jeffrey Chen/Tommy Cheng (CMUM) 8-3
3. Nicholas Calzolano/Ben Ash (CMUM) def. Jason Haugen/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 8-4

Singles:
1. #2 Daniel Levine (CMUM) def. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) 6-2, 6-4
2. Chaz Downing (CMUM) def. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
3. #20 Ray Boppana (CMUM) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 6-2, 7-6 (10-8)
4. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Kailas Shekar (CMUM) 6-4, 6-2
5. Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Robert Levin (CMUM) 7-6 (8-6), 5-4, retired
6. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) def. Ben Ash (CMUM) 6-1, 6-2

#7 WashU 5, Lehigh 2
Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Jack Martin-Dyer/Harry Wang (LEHIGH) vs. Radha Vishnubhotla/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 5-4, unfinished
2. Jack Petersen/Jacob Edelchik (LEHIGH) def. Koki Takabatake/Mark Wu (WASHUM) 6-4
3. Bryant Born/George Cooper (LEHIGH) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Shaun Berman (WASHUM) 6-4

Singles:
1. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Harry Wang (LEHIGH) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
2. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Jack Petersen (LEHIGH) 6-4, 6-3
3. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) def. Jacob Edelchik (LEHIGH) 6-1, 6-3
4. Mark Wu (WASHUM) def. Bryant Born (LEHIGH) 6-1, 6-3
5. Konrad Kozlowski (WASHUM) def. George Cooper (LEHIGH) 6-1, 6-0
6. Christopher Auteri (LEHIGH) def. Shaun Berman (WASHUM) 6-1, 7-5

Notes:
• Neves is undefeated this season in singles in dual matches (7-0)
• Neves and Vishnubhotla have won five-straight doubles matches
• The Bears are 2-3 against ranked teams this year
• Head coach Roger Follmer is four wins shy of 300 for his career
• CMU defeated WashU for the first time in school history 

Up Next:
WashU (4-3) opens play in the Stag-Hen Invitational on Monday, March 12, against No. 14 Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, Calif.