No. 2 Washington-St. Louis Wins Sixth Over Ranked Team, Downs No. 9 Kenyon
April 7, 2009
Courtesy of Washington-St. Louis
Milwaukee, Wis., April 5, 2009 — The No. 2 Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team notched its sixth win over a nationally-ranked opponent with an 7-2 victory over No. 9 Kenyon College on Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.
Washington U., who won its ninth-straight overall match, also posted an 8-1 victory over Kenyon on Feb. 21 in the semifinals of the 2009 ITA Division III National Team Indoor Championship in St. Peter, Minn. Head coach Roger Follmer garnered his 125th career victory on Sunday, improving his all-time mark to 125-42 (.749) in eight seasons on the Danforth Campus.
The Bears swept doubles play for the second-consecutive match against Kenyon. Seniors Charlie Cutler and Chris Hoeland rebounded from a loss against DePauw on Saturday with an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles. Also winning for the Bears was sophomores Isaac Stein and Max Woods at No. 2 (8-2), and junior John Watts and freshman Dushyanth Srinvasan at No. 3 (9-7). The victory for Woods was his 70th overall in his two-year career.
Watts ran his singles winning streak to five matches and improved his overall mark to 82-14 with a convincing 6-2, 6-0 victory over No. 6 ranked Michael Greenberg at No. 1. Cutler rebounded after dropping the first set with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 2, while junior Danny Levy won his 10th-straight singles match with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory at No. 5. Hoeland also posted a 6-4, 6-4 victory at No. 6 for his ninth win in his last 10 singles matches.
Washington University (12-2) returns to action on Friday, April 10, against the University of Texas-Tyler. The match is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the Tao Tennis Center.