ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The No. 10 nationally ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team fell to No. 2 Washington University in St. Louis by a 7-2 score on Friday afternoon at Sanlando Park in the second round of the University Athletic Association Championship. The fourth-seeded Spartans will now play second-seeded and No. 4 nationally ranked Emory University (Ga.) in the third-place match on Saturday.
The Spartans fall to 15-6 overall, while the Bears improve to 18-2. CWRU has finished in third place at the UAA Championship in each of the last two seasons. The Spartans have defeated Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) in the third-place match of each season.
CWRU went down 2-1 after doubles, picking up its point from freshman James Fojtasek (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods) and sophomore Louis Stuerke (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest), who won at No. 3 by a score of 7-4. Sophomore Christopher Krimbill (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) won in singles for the Spartans' second point by counts of 6-2, 6-0.
Emory, CWRU's Saturday's opponent, was upset by Carnegie Mellon on Friday. The Spartans and Emory met once in the regular season, as the Eagles prevailed, 5-1, at the Emory Invitational on March 28.