No. 7 WashU Races Past Rose-Hulman in NCAA 2nd Round

No. 7 WashU Races Past Rose-Hulman in NCAA 2nd Round

St. Louis, Mo., May 10, 2019 – The No. 7-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team used a doubles sweep to propel the Bears past Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 6-0 in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship Friday at Tao Tennis Center in St. Louis.

WashU snapped a two-match losing streak and improved to 18-7, while Rose-Hulman had its 13-match win streak snapped and ended the season at 14-10. 

Match-by-Match Results
Doubles
1. Konrad Kozlowski/Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Andre Adam/Joshua Giambattista (RHIT-M) 8-1
2. Ethan Hillis/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Ian Landwehr/Austin Perry (RHIT-M) 8-5
3. Radha Vishnubhotla/Daniel Li (WASHUM) def. Ben Strate/Joseph Conrad (RHIT-M) 8-1 

Singles:
1. #6 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) vs. Ian Landwehr (RHIT-M) 6-2, 3-5, unfinished
2. #32 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) def. Andre Adam (RHIT-M) 6-2, 6-0
3. Daniel Li (WASHUM) vs. Austin Perry (RHIT-M) 6-1, 4-1, unfinished
4. Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) vs. Joseph Conrad (RHIT-M) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished
5. Konrad Kozlowski (WASHUM) def. Joshua Giambattista (RHIT-M) 6-1, 6-2
6. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) def. Grant Stamper (RHIT-M) 6-2, 6-1

Notes:
• WashU has won 13-straight NCAA Second Round Matches
• The Bears have swept doubles play 11 times this season
• Rose-Hulman had not lost since March 23 – a 5-4 defeat Augustana
• Neves moved into ninth all-time in wins (135)
• Kozlowski is now 19th in school history with 111 victories
• The doubles win for Kozlowski was the 80thof his career
• Hillis picked up his 40th win of the season (40-12)
• Vishnubhotla upped his career win total to 90 in his four-year career
• Roger Follmer has guided WashU to 18 or more wins in 13 of the last 14 years

Up Next:
WashU takes on the winner of No. 27 Kalamazoo College and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Saturday at Noon in the regional championship match.