UW Duo Ruby/Strasberg Advance to Semifinals of Pac-10 Championships

April 27, 2001

OJAI, Calif. - The Washington men's tennis tandem of Dillon Ruby and Ari Strasberg advanced to the semifinals of the Pac-10 Championships in doubles competition at the Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. Friday afternoon. The sophomores defeated Ryan Moore and Nick Rainey of USC in the first round 8-2. In the second round, Ruby and Strasberg beat Ali Ansari and Scotty Scott of Stanford, 8-2. The Husky duo will face Olivier Charroin and Pim Van Mele of Arizona State in the semifinals on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Washington's Jeremy Berman teamed with Matt Hanlin to compete in the main draw against John Paul Fruttero and Robert Kowalczyk of California, where they lost to the Bears, 8-1.

In invitational doubles play, the Husky duo of Andrej Bizjak and Michael Rubin advanced to the quarterfinals where they were defeated by Ben Miles and Balazs Veress of California, 8-6. Earlier in the day, Bizjak and Rubin beat USC's Christian Jensen and Scott Merryman 8-4. Redshirt freshman Matt Leon and Marius Lunde also competed in invitational play and lost to Scott Lipsky and David Martin of Stanford, 8-0.

The semifinal rounds will begin tomorrow morning while the championship matches for both singles and doubles will be held on Sun., April 29 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Main Draw-Quarterfinals#2 Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg (UW) d. #3 Ali Ansari/Scotty Scott (Stan) 8-2

Main Draw-Round of 16#2 Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg (UW) d. #1 Ryan Moore/Nick Rainey (USC) 8-2#13 John Paul Fruttero/Robert Kowalczyk (Cal) d. #14 Jeremy Berman/Matt Hanlin (UW) 8-1

Invitationals-Quarterfinals#9 Ben Miles/Balazs Veress (Cal) d. #12 Andrej Bizjak/Michael Rubin (UW) 8-6

Invitationals-Round of 16#12 Andrej Bizjak/Michael Rubin (UW) d. #11 Christian Jensen/Scott Merryman (USC) 8-4#8 Scott Lipsky/David Martin (Stan) d. #7 Matt Leon/Marius Lunde (UW) 8-0

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