No. 7 WashU Splits Matches with Top-15 Opponents

No. 7 WashU Splits Matches with Top-15 Opponents

Claremont, Calif., March 12, 2018 – The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team split a pair of matches with top-15 opponents on Monday at the 2018 Stag-Hen Invitational in Claremont, Calif. 

The Bears topped No. 14 and co-host Pomona-Pitzer Colleges 6-3 in the opening round, before falling to No. 4 Bowdoin College 7-2 in the semifinals.

#7 WashU 6, #14 Pomona-Pitzer 3
Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Konrad Kozlowski/Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Octave Bellet/Avery Bicks (POMPITZ) 8-4
2. Radha Vishnubhotla/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Jed Kronenberg/Kalyan Chadalavada (POMPITZ) 8-4
3. Jason Haugen/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Marko Mandic/Quinn Hirsohn (POMPITZ) 8-4

Singles:
1. #17 Jed Kronenberg (POMPITZ) def. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) 6-2, 6-0
2. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Josh Gearou (POMPITZ) 6-1, 6-0
3. Avery Bicks (POMPITZ) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 6-2, 7-5
4. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Marko Mandic (POMPITZ) 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
5. Sam Malech (POMPITZ) def. Daniel Li (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-4
6. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) def. Jacob Schoenherr (POMPITZ) 6-4, 6-4

#4 Bowdoin 7, #7 WashU 2
Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. #2 Luke Tercek/Grant Urken (BOWM) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Daniel Li (WASHUM) 8-4
2. Kyle Wolfe/Jerry Jiang (BOWM) def. Bernardo Neves/Radha Vishnubhotla (WASHUM) 8-6
3. Jason Haugen/J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) def. Gil Roddy/Justin Patel (BOWM) 8-6

Singles:
1. Grant Urken (BOWM) def. Johnny Wu (WASHUM) 6-1, 6-4
2. Luke Tercek (BOWM) def. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 6-1, 6-0
3. #33 Kyle Wolfe (BOWM) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 6-2, 7-5
4. Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Jerry Jiang (BOWM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Gil Roddy (BOWM) def. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) 6-4, 6-2
6. Justin Patel (BOWM) def. Mark Wu (WASHUM) 6-7, 7-6, 10-2 

Notes:
• Neves is undefeated this season in singles in dual matches (9-0)
• Haugen is two wins shy of joining the 100-victory club
• Neves' picked up his 70th career win vs. Bowdoin
• The Bears are 3-4 against ranked teams this year
• Head coach Roger Follmer is three wins shy of 300 for his career
• Bowdoin defeated WashU 5-3 in the NCAA Quarterfinals a year ago 

Up Next:
WashU (5-4) takes on No. 5 Wesleyan University (Conn.) in the Stag-Hen Invitational third-place match at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13.