Men’s Tennis Opens Play at ITA Regional

Men’s Tennis Opens Play at ITA Regional

Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 4, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis team had both doubles teams and all four singles players advance on day one of the 2019 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Championships held at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.

In doubles, the No. 4 seeded team of senior Bernardo Neves and junior Benjamin van der Sman (8-2) and the team of senior J.J. Kroot and sophomore Luke Smith (8-1) won its opening round matches.

van der Sman highlighted four student-athletes who had a pair of wins in singles on day one: junior Ethan Hillis, junior Daniel Li and Neves. van der Sman upset No. 9 seed Daniel Henry of Kalamazoo 6-1, 6-2 in the round of 32. Hillis (No. 1), Neves (No. 5) and Li (No. 9) are all seeded.

Day two begins at 8 a.m. (ET).