No. 9 WashU Outlasts No. 7 Amherst in Florida

No. 9 WashU Outlasts No. 7 Amherst in Florida

Haines City, Fla., March 14, 2019 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team closed out its Spring Break Trip with a 5-4 win over No. 7 Amherst College Thursday in Haines City, Fla.

WashU improved to 9-4 with the win, while Amherst suffered its first loss of the season and dropped to 5-1.

Sophomore Ethan Hillis picked up a pair of victories on the day, including a straight-set win over No. 18 ranked Sean Wei at No. 1 singles. Hillis improved his overall record to 25-6, including 17-3 in singles. 

Sophomore Daniel Li also had a pair of wins at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles:
1. Konrad Kozlowski/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Zach Bessette/Jayson Fung (AMH) 8-4
2. Benjamin van der Sman/Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) def. Sean Wei/Harris Foulkes (AMH) 8-4
3. Daniel Li/J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) def. Damien Ruparel/William Turchetta (AMH) 8-4 

Singles:
1. #6 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) def. #18 Sean Wei (AMH) 6-4, 6-3
2. #25 Kevin Ma (AMH) def. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 10-5
3. Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Zach Bessette (AMH) 6-4, 6-4
4. Jayson Fung (AMH) def. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) 6-4, 6-3
5. Damien Ruparel (AMH) def. Luke McClelland (WASHUM) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8
6. Harris Foulkes (AMH) def. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, retired

Notes:
• WashU is 4-3 this season against ranked teams
• Kozlowski is five wins shy of 100 for his career
• WashU defeated Amherst for the first time since 2012
• Hillis is 4-1 against ranked opponents in singles 

Up Next:
WashU hosts NCAA Division II No. 22 Drury University on Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. The match will be played at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.