Tennis on Campus
Wash U. Wins Fourth Straight Title
March 4, 2019
Despite the frigid temperatures this weekend, the Bears of Washington University-St. Louis were by no means hibernating.
Washington University-St. Louis won its fourth consecutive Tennis on Campus Section Championship over the weekend at Lifetime Fitness in Des Moines. The Bears swept its pool play before defeating Kansas State in the semifinals and claiming a 29-12 victory over Iowa in the finals. A total of 16 teams from 15 schools participated in the two-day event.
In addition to Wash U., Iowa, Iowa State and Kansas State qualified for the USTA Tennis on Campus National Championships which will be held April 11-13 in Surprise Arizona.
Despite losing the women's doubles match in the final, Washington University claimed convincing victories in men's doubles and women's singles. The bears also won 6-3 in men's singles behind the efoorts of Ricardo Del Olmo. ADVERTISEMENT In the mixed doubles match, Sam Coehn and Jenna Brambas defeated Iowa's Gus Zuccaro and Brynn Reichardt 6-2.
Also, as part of this year’s event, the USTA Missouri Valley partnered with the American Cancer Society for the Serving Hope fundraiser.
Serving Hope, a pledge-based fundraiser empowering teams and individual athletes to make their mark against this disease. Over $1,200 was raised during the event, with Oklahoma State being the fundraising leader, raising over $350.
Each selected one male and one female to compete in the contest. Each participant will be allowed 60 seconds to attempt as many serves as they can
Iowa State landed the most serves with 47. In total, over 500 serves landed in and will go toward raising money to fight cancer.