Men's tennis drops UAA opener to No. 17 Washington U., 8-1

Steven Milo '13 and Josh Jordan '13 (Photo courtesy U. of Chicago sports information)
Steven Milo '13 and Josh Jordan '13 (Photo courtesy U. of Chicago sports information)

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The sixth-seeded Brandeis men's tennis team fell in the quarterfinals of the 2012 University Athletic Association tournament at Orlando, Florida today, dropping an 8-1 decision to 17th-ranked and third-seeded Washington University. 

The Judges got their only point of the afternoon in doubles play, where a pair of sophomores, Josh Jordan (Northboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional) and Steven Milo (Syosset, N.Y./Woodbury) won, 8-6, over the Bear tandem of Parker Chang annd Kareem Farah. Unfortunately, the Judges couldn't break through in singles action. Milo's 6-4, 6-4, loss at No. 1 singles was the closest of the six matches, while rookie Michael Secular (Bronx, N.Y./Plant, Fla.) dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision at No. 6.

With the loss, the Judges fell to 4-13 on the season, but eight of their losses have come at the hand of nationally-ranked squads, while two other defeats came to Division I programs.

Up next for Brandeis in the consolation bracket is seventh-seeded NYU, who pushed No. 2 seed Carnegie Mellon  before falling, 5-4. The Judges bested the Violets earlier this season, 6-3.

#17 Washington-St. Louis 8, Brandeis 1
Apr. 26, 2012 at Altamonte Springs, Fla. (Sanlando Park) 

Singles competition
1. Adam Putterman (WASHU) def. Steven Milo (BRMTEN) 6-4, 6-4
2. Gary Parizher (WASHU) def. Josh Jordan (BRMTEN) 6-3, 6-2
3. Ross Putterman (WASHU) def. David Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 6-0, 6-2
4. Kareem Farah (WASHU) def. Alec Siegel (BRMTEN) 6-2, 6-1
5. Parker Chang (WASHU) def. Ezra Bernstein (BRMTEN) 6-3, 6-1
6. Tim Noack (WASHU) def. Michael Secular (BRMTEN) 6-4, 6-3
Doubles competition
1. Adam Putterman/Ross Putterman (WASHU) def. Ezra Bernstein/David Yovanoff (BRMTEN) 8-5
2. Josh Jordan/Steven Milo (BRMTEN) def. Parker Chang/Kareem Farah (WASHU) 8-6
3. Jeffrey Hirsh/Gary Parizher (WASHU) def. Michael Secular/Alec Siegel (BRMTEN) 8-0
Match Notes
Brandeis 4-13
Washington-St. Louis 14-5; National ranking #17
2012 UAA Championship Quarterfinal