UW Men's Tennis Upsets 12th-ranked Pepperdine in Husky Invitational

Feb. 11, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - The 25th-ranked University of Washington men's tennis team upset No. 12 Pepperdine in the first day of the 2001 Husky Invitational. The Huskies (5-2, 1-1) secured the doubles point and earned singles victories from three individuals. Junior transfer Andrej Bizjak clinched the win for the Dawgs, defeating No. 80 Stefan Suter in two sets, (6-3, 6-4). The coaches agreed prior to competition, that play would end when a match was won, therefore UW's Matt Hanlin and Andy Posavac did not finish play.

Freshman Michael Rubin was sensational in only his second effort as a Husky, to improve to 2-0 on the season. At one point down 2-5 in the second set, Rubin rebounded with five straight points to win the match (6-1, 7-5) over Pepperdine newcomer Ryan Redondo. Senior Jeremy Berman also came up victorious in singles play, defeating No. 77 Chase Exon (6-4, 7-5).

Husky duos Jeremy Berman/Andy Posavac and Matt Hanlin/Michael Rubin each defeated their opponents by a score of 8-5, clinching the doubles point, and ending play for Dillon Ruby and Ari Strasberg.

Washington will face No. 7 Texas Christian in the championship match tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m. The consolation round for Arizona State and Pepperdine will be played at 10 a.m.

SINGLES1.	Matt Hanlin (UW) vs. Al Garland (PU) DNF2.	Andrej Bizjak (UW) d. Stefan Suter (PU) (6-3, 6-4)3.	Andy Posavac (UW) vs. Sebastien Graeff (PU) DNF4.	Jeremy Berman (UW) d. Chase Exon (PU) (6-4, 7-5)5. 	Gerald Wiring (PU) d. Ari Strasberg (UW) (6-1, 6-2)6. 	Michael Rubin (UW) d. Ryan Redondo (PU) (6-1, 7-5)

DOUBLES 1. Jeremy Berman/Andy Posavac (UW) d. Stefan Suter/Sebastien Graeff (PU) (8-5)2. Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg (UW) vs. Chase Exon/Al Garland (PU) DNF3. Matt Hanlin/Michael Rubin (UW) d. Ryan Redondo/John Chamakoon (PU) (8-5)

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