The 11th-ranked University of Redlands men's tennis opened the prestigious Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Indoor Championships on Friday morning by taking on a formidable foe in No. 6 Washington University of St. Louis (MO). The Bulldogs battled the Bears but suffered an uncharacteristic 0-9 loss.
In singles, Wash U. continued to roll and won four matches in straight sets to put this one in the books. Providing a bright spot for the Maroon and Gray, Libao forced his No. 5 opponent to a third set but came up short in a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 decision. In addition, Krimbill battled to a super-breaker in the third, falling 6-2, 4-6, 10-6.
The Bulldogs (4-2) hit the courts again on Saturday, February 24, at 3:30 p.m. CT for the second round of the ITA National Indoor Championships. Redlands takes on 13th-ranked Trinity University (TX) for the second time this season, following a 7-2 win over the Tigers in Walla Walla, WA, on February 10.