Washington Men's Tennis Loses Heartbreaker to No. 7 TCU
Feb. 12, 2001
SEATTLE, Wash. - The 25th-ranked University of Washington men's tennis team came one point away from upsetting a top-15 team for the second time this weekend in the 2001 Husky Invitational. After losing the doubles point, the Huskies rallied to clinch three singles victories in competitive fashion, but couldn't hold on in the end, losing 3-4 to the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University.
Sophomore Matt Hanlin rebounded after losing his first set, 2-6, to come back and upset No. 20 Esteban Carril in three sets, (2-6, 6-2, 6-1). Senior Andy Posavac, who is undefeated on the season at 7-0, won the tie-breaker in the first set to go up 7-6 against TCU's Scott Eddins. In the second set, Posavac came back with the same driving force, taking Eddins, 6-4. UW's Marius Lunde, who moved up to play in the fifth spot tonight, took care of No. 88 Daniel Wajnberg in two sets, (7-6, 6-2).
With the score tied 3-3, the final point was down to the No. 4 position where UW's Jeremy Berman and No. 40 Toni Gordon were in competition. After losing the first set 5-7, Berman charged back to claim the second set, 6-4, and took the match into the third set, as he is known to do. But despite his efforts, Gordon took the third set, 6-4, winning the match for TCU.
Up next for Washington will be the USTA/ITA National Team Championships that they will host and compete in, beginning on Thursday, Feb. 15 and concluding on Sunday, Feb. 18. The Huskies will face No. 4 Georgia in the first round of play at the Nordstrom Tennis Center at 4 p.m.
SINGLESMatt Hanlin (UW) d. Esteban Carril (TCU) (2-6, 6-2, 6-1)2. Trace Fielding (TCU) d. Andrej Bizjak (UW) (6-3, 6-4)3. Andy Posavac (UW) d. Scott Eddins (TCU) (7-6, 6-4)4. Toni Gordon (TCU) d. Jeremy Berman (UW) (7-5, 4-6, 6-4)5. Marius Lunde (UW) d. Daniel Wajnberg (TCU) (7-6, 6-2)6. Jimmy Haney (TCU) d. Michael Rubin (UW) (6-2, 6-0)DOUBLES 1. Trace Fielding/Jimmy Haney (TCU) d. Jeremy Berman/Andy Posavac (UW) (8-4)2. Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg (UW) vs. Scott Eddins/Sebastian Iannariello DNF3. Esteban Carril/Toni Gordon (TCU) d. Matt Hanlin/Michael Rubin (UW) (8-6)