St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 20, 2020 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team swept doubles play but could break through in singles in a 4-1 loss to NCAA Division I Butler University Monday at Creve Coeur Racquet Club in St. Louis.
Butler improved to 2-1 with the win, while WashU fell to 0-1.
1. Bernardo Neves/Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) def. Thomas Brennan/Olof Wiklund (BUTLER) 6-2
2. Ethan Hillis/Mark Wu (WASHUM) def. Ryan Roegner/Zach Trimpe (BUTLER) 6-2
3. Luke Smith/Sam Komis (WASHUM) def. Alvaro Huete Vadillo/Filip Tensing (BUTLER) 6-3
1. Thomas Brennan (BUTLER) def. #19 Ethan Hillis (WASHUM) 7-5, 6-4
2. Filip Tensing (BUTLER) def. #49 Bernardo Neves (WASHUM) 6-2, 6-2
3. #41 Benjamin van der Sman (WASHUM) vs. Alvaro Huete Vadillo (BUTLER) 7-6 (7-2), 6-6, unfinished
4. Olof Wiklund (BUTLER) def. Koki Takabatake (WASHUM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Drew Michael (BUTLER) def. J.J. Kroot (WASHUM) 7-5, 6-2
6. Luke Smith (WASHUM) vs. Ryan Roegner (BUTLER) 6-4, 3-6, 3-4, unfinished
• The Bears are 136-7 at home in the last 16 years under head coach Roger Follmer
• WashU was playing without starter Daniel Li, who is ranked No. 28 in singles
WashU takes on No. 38 Carleton College on Sunday, Feb. 9, in Belleville, Ill.