No. 6 WashU Drops 5-4 Match at No. 2 Chicago

No. 6 WashU Drops 5-4 Match at No. 2 Chicago

Chicago, Ill., April 14, 2019 – The No. 6-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team suffered a 5-4 loss to No. 2 University of Chicago in a battle of top-10 teams Sunday at the XS Tennis Center in Chicago, Ill.

Chicago won its fourth-straight match to improve to 15-1, while WashU had its six-match win streak snapped and fell to 13-5.

With the match tied at 4-4, No. 16 Jeremy Yuan recorded a 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-4 victory over No. 32 Bernardo Neves at No. 2 singles. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles
1. Kerrigan, Erik/Kumar, Ninan (UCM) def. Konrad Kozlowski/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 8-5
2. #15 Pei, Charlie/Xu, Joshua (UCM) def. J.J. Kroot/Daniel Li (WASHUM) 8-1
3. Ethan Hillis/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Liu, Max/Yuan, Jeremy (UCM) 8-5

Singles:
1.#6 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) def. Kerrigan, Erik (UCM) 6-4, 7-5
2. #16 Yuan, Jeremy (UCM) def. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4
3. Pei, Charlie (UCM) def. Daniel Li (WASHUM) 6-2, 6-4
4. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Xu, Joshua (UCM) 6-3, 6-2
5. Konrad Kozlowski (WASHUM) def. Guzhva, Alex (UCM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
6. #29 Rodriguez, Alejandro (UCM) def. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) 6-3, 6-4 

Notes:
• WashU is 5-4 against ranked teams this season
• The Bears lost to Chicago 5-4 on Feb. 23 at the ITA Indoor Championship
• WashU has trailed after doubles in all five losses this season
• Kozlowski has won 11-straight singles matches
• Kozlowski and Neves suffered its first defeat at No. 1 doubles (8-1) 

Up Next:
WashU hosts Principia College on Monday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m. Prior to the match, head coach Roger Follmer will honors WashU's two seniors: Konrad Kozlowski and Radha Vishnubhotla