This weekend, four members of the Washington University men’s tennis team traveled to Newport, R.I., for the third annual Hall of Fame Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Grass Court Invitational. The four athletes, seniors Konrad Kozlowski and Radha Vishnubhotla, junior Bernardo Neves and sophomore Benjamin van der Sman, competed against players from Bowdoin College, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Colleges and Trinity University in a showdown of the nation’s best Division III tennis players.
The sun finally came to St. Louis this week, and that meant that after three long months of indoor tennis, the Washington University tennis teams this weekend finally emerged to the courts at the Tao Tennis Center.
The Bears were originally set to play on the Tao Tennis Center courts for the first time in 2018, hosting a Saturday doubleheader with Wabash College and No. 7 Gustavus Adolphus College, but the weather had other plans.
At the ITA Indoor Championship, the Bears fell in a 5-4 decision.
It’s been a busy spring for Washington University athletics. But, for the most part, scheduled spring games are over, and Wash. U. athletes, just like the rest of us, are now strapping in for the push through finals week, all the while preparing for playoff matches on the other side of their exams.
The Washington University men’s tennis experienced a major case of deja vu this weekend at the UAA Championship in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
In a heavyweight battle between the sixth-ranked Bears and the No. 5 Maroons, Jeremy Bush pulled through, winning the third set 8-6.
Now an assistant coach with the Washington University men’s tennis program, Bandres took part in his second Davis Cup this past weekend, representing Venezuela once again at the Doral Park Country Club in Doral, Florida.
Both Washington University tennis teams were in action this weekend, with the women traveling to the Midwest Invite in Madison, WI, and the men hosting their first home matches of the spring.
Senior John Carswell picked up a straight-set victory as Wash. U.’s second singles player, 6-2, 6-4, while the other matches were even more dominant for the Bears.