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No. 16 Washington University (Mo.) spoils Poets Spring Break opener 7-2

Photo by: Tony Leon/ActionWestPhotography.com

HONOLULU, Hi. – No. 16 Washington University (MO) spoiled the No. 26 Whittier College' Spring Break opener Saturday morning as they cruised to the 7-2 victory.

The No. 1 doubles team of senior Julian Seneviratne and freshman David Konstantinov remain unbeaten on the season as they held on for the 8-5 victory.

At No. 3, Matthew Herron and Shogo Shimizu had an opportunity late to seize the second point for the Poets but they were unable clinch the big points late that proved costly in their 8-6 loss.

In singles, the Poets were led by Konstantinov who kept the Poets from being swept by coming from behind in both sets  being down 3-0 and 5-2 to win 6-3, 7-6 (1) giving the Purple & Gold their second point on the afternoon.           

"We are a good, talented team who has yet to prove they can step up and play their best tennis in the big moments," Says Bojalad, "I believe we will at some point this season."

Whittier returns to the courts tomorrow, Sunday, March 17 when they take on NAIA opponent Hawaii Hilo with a 3:00pm HST. 

Doubles:

1.Seneviratne/Konstantinov(WC) def. Putterman/Putterman (WU) 8-5

2.Farah/Kratky (WU) def. Schommer/Hansen (WC) 8-3

3.Hirsch/Parizher (WU) def. Herron/Shimizu (WC) 8-6 

Singles:

1.Adam Putterman (WU) def. Julian Seneviratne (WC) 6-4, 6-1

2.David Konstantinov (WC) def. Ross Putterman (WU) 6-3, 7-6(1)

3.Tim Noack (WU) def. Chris Schommer (WC) 6-4, 7-5

4.Tyer Kratky (WU) def. Matt Herron (WC) 6-3, 6-0

5.Gary Parizher (WU) def. Sam Farmer (WC) 6-3, 6-2

6. Kareem Farah (WU) def. Shogo Shimizu (WC) 6-1, 6-1