About: Kurt Rohrbeck
- Kurt Rohrbeck is the senior sports editor for Student Life.
- Kurt Rohrbeck has written 164 articles.
In a crucial weekend in terms of its regional standing, the Washington University baseball team split four matches with conference rival University of Chicago this past weekend, winning and losing one match each on Saturday and Sunday. The games left the Bears at 22-14 overall in 2013 with four games left in the regular season.
One week after falling to conference and regional rival University of Chicago at the end of a busy weekend in Madison, Wis., the Washington University women’s tennis team came home and got some revenge—and, along with it, its biggest win of the spring season. The No. 10 Bears jumped out to a 2-1 lead over No.
An otherwise inconspicuous win on Saturday afternoon for the No. 14 Washington University men’s tennis team signified a landmark victory for its head coach. Roger Follmer picked up his 200th career win at Wash. U. as the team beat Division II No. 45 Rockhurst University 6-3 on Saturday before easily beating regional foe Wittenberg University 9-0 on Sunday.
Just over a week ago, the Washington University softball team suffered two of its toughest losses of the season with a pair of sixth-inning collapses. But the Bears turned it around Friday, opening the afternoon with a 6-4 win and coming right back with an 11-0 win in five innings later that night.
There is no weekend in sports quite like the first weekend of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. But sometimes the second weekend of the tournament comes pretty close. Last weekend gave us several stunning upsets, setting us up with some intriguing matchups in the Sweet 16 on Thursday and Friday and, in turn, the Elite 8 on Saturday and Sunday.
Following up its spring break trip in California, the 12th-ranked Washington University women’s tennis team took on three ranked teams in Atlanta this past weekend and came away with two wins. After opening their weekend with a 6-3 win over No. 19 Sewanee University on Friday, the Bears played a doubleheader on Saturday, falling 5-0 to No.
While most Washington University students headed home or to the beach for their spring break, many of the Wash. U. winter and spring athletic teams were in competition through part if not all of the break.
An annual rivalry will get another go-around this Saturday evening at the Field House as Washington University and Illinois Wesleyan University will square off in the second round of the NCAA Division III men’s national championship tournament. The teams already faced off once this year, back on Dec. 1, with then-No. 10 Wash. U. beating then-No.
The 13th-ranked Washington University women’s tennis team opened its season with a split of two road matches, losing 5-4 to 10th-ranked DePauw University on Saturday before coming back the next morning and beating Case Western Reserve University, 7-2.
Scoring a career high of 25 points off the bench on 8-of-12 shooting, Washington University men’s basketball senior Ben Hoener played a huge role in the Bears’ 76-60 win over Brandeis University on Sunday.