Men’s tennis beats McKendree
The Washington University men’s tennis team won its third straight home match on Friday as it beat Division II McKendree University 7-2.
Wash. U. and McKendree had previously faced off on Feb. 3, and the Bears won in an easy 9-0 victory. While the Friday match wasn’t a sweep, the end result was fairly similar for the Bears.
The team took two out of three doubles matches. Junior Adam Putterman and freshman Ross Putterman took the No. 1 match 8-5, and the No. 2 pairing of freshman Parker Chang and junior Kareem Farah won its match 8-4. Freshman Kevin Chu and sophomore Max Franklin missed out on making it a sweep, with an 8-5 loss at No. 3 singles.
Singles also went well for the Bears, who managed to win all but one of the six singles matches. Adam Putterman took No. 1 singles (6-4, 6-3), junior Gary Parizher rallied for a three-set victory at No. 2 singles (5-7, 7-5, 10-3), and Ross Putterman took the win at No. 3 singles (6-4, 6-4) to help clinch the match. Chang had another three-set win at No. 5 singles (2-6, 7-5, 10-8) and sophomore Tim Noack’s (6-0, 6-2) win at No. 6 singles rounded out the day for the men’s team. Farah’s three-set loss at No. 4 singles (3-6, 7-6, 10-8) was the lone blemish on the day for singles.
The Bears will face University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon before traveling to Chicago this weekend to face two conference opponents—Case Western Reserve University and the University of Chicago.