Berman Clinches Win; Husky Men's Tennis Bears Down On Cal, 4-3.

Jan. 26, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - The 28th-ranked Washington men's tennis team defeated California 4-3 to improve to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. Senior Jeremy Berman clinched the win for the Dawgs with a victory over No. 22 Balazs Veress (7-5, 5-7, 6-2). Berman's win ties him for sixth place with Billy Jacobson (1982-86) on UW's all-time list for singles wins in a career with 68.

Also in singles play, Ari Strasberg who is ranked 89th by the ITA, hung on to defeat Cal's Erik Dmytruk (4-6, 6-2, 6-2). Junior transfer Andrej Bizjak got his tenth victory on the year, easily taking care of No. 41 Adrian Barnes (6-0, 6-2). The final point for Washington came from senior Andy Posavac, playing in the No. 4 position, who defeated Robert Kowalczyk (7-6, 6-3).

The Huskies lost the doubles point, but No. 1 duo Jeremy Berman and Andy Posavac defeated Kintz/Dmytruk (8-1) for their third straight win on the season. Posavac's three doubles wins tie him for eighth place with Mark Woolley (1997-00) on UW's all-time list for doubles wins in a career with 54.

Washington will face conference opponent No. 1 Stanford tomorrow, with matches set to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

SINGLES1. John Paul Fruttero d. Matt Hanlin (6-4, 6-3)2. Andrej Bizjak d Adrian Barnes (6-0, 6-2)3. Jeremy Berman d. Balazs Veress (7-5, 5-7, 6-2)4. Andy Posavac d. Robert Kowalczyk (7-6, 6-3)5. Ari Strasberg d. Erik Dmytruk (4-6, 6-2, 6-2)6. Scott Kintz d. Marius Lunde (2-6, 6-4, 6-4)

DOUBLES>1. Jeremy Berman/Andy Posavac d. Scott Kintz/Erik Dmytruk (8-1)2. Robert Kowalczyk/Ben Miles d. Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg (8-5)3. John Paul Fruttero/Adrian Barnes d. Andrej Bizjak/Matt Hanlin (8-3)

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