On Senior Day, the Washington University No. 2 men’s tennis team cruised to a 9-0 victory over Westminster College (Mo.) at the Tao Tennis Center while the No. 9 women fell to Division II University of Missouri-St. Louis on the road. On the men’s side, the Red and Green were dominant in both doubles and singles.
All junior pitcher Kunal Patel wanted was a chance. Once he got it, he made a statement. With the Washington University baseball team in a 5-1 hole after three innings against Rhodes College on Feb. 23, head coach Steve Duncan made the call to the bullpen, and Patel made his collegiate debut in the third game of his third season with the Bears.
Playing eight games in four days, the Washington University softball team battled through fatigue and exhaustion to win five contests, including one against a ranked opponent. In the final game on Sunday, the Bears broke No. 21 Anderson University’s 12-game winning streak en route to a 4-3 victory.
Powering through 20-plus mile-per-hour winds and a match cancellation due to rain, the Washington University women’s tennis team picked up wins over Case Western Reserve University and the No. 12 University of Chicago in a series of matches over the weekend.
Although two matches were canceled due to weather conditions, the No. 2 Washington University men’s tennis team was not deterred as it rolled to a 6-3 victory over the No. 17 University of Chicago on the road Sunday. In doubles play, the Bears jumped out to an early 2-1 lead.
Strong winds greeted the Washington University track-and-field teams at Saint Louis University’s Billiken Invitational, but those gusts didn’t keep the Bears from taking care of business on Friday and Saturday as both the men’s and women’s teams finished first overall and combined for seven event winners. Competing against 14 teams, the men’s team scored 172.
From an early age, Washington University senior Corinne Rauck knew she wanted to play Division III tennis. Rauck has been passionate about the sport for years, and tying together with her love of medicine, she knew exactly where she wanted to be. “I’ve known since I was little that I wanted to be a physician, so I thought that Division III was the way to go for me.
Increasing its record since February to 13-1, the No. 10-ranked Washington University women’s tennis team rolled through Gustavus Adolphus College, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and No. 11 DePauw University en route to the Midwest Invitational Championship.
The third annual WUSTL Spring Invitational came down to one stroke, and the No. 1 Washington University women’s golf team was on the wrong end of the final standings. Despite the narrow loss to NAIA No. 6 William Woods University, which has now won every rendition of the tournament, the Bears chose to dwell on the positives.
With a focus on making adjustments and improvements before the University Athletic Association Outdoor Championships, the Washington University track-and-field teams took home three first-place finishes on Saturday at the Greenville Select Meet in Greenville, Ill. Competing against nine teams, the men’s team placed third with 94.