UW Men's Tennis Loses in Semifinals of Pac-10 Championships

April 28, 2001

OJAI, Calif. - Washington men's tennis player Dillon Ruby lost in the semifinals of the Pac-10 Invitational Championships Saturday afternoon to Scott Lipsky of Stanford, 6-0, 6-2. Lipsky will face fellow teammate, Ali Ansari, in the championship match on Sunday morning.

Ruby posted three wins over top opponents to reach the semifinal round. After taking care of Scott Merryman of USC, 6-3, 6-1, in the round of 32, Ruby defeated California's Ben Miles in two sets, 6-4, 6-1, to advance to the quarterfinals. Playing against Scotty Scott of Stanford, Ruby defeated the Cardinal, 6-3, 7-6 to advance to the semifinals.

In the main draw of doubles play, Washington duo Dillon Ruby and Ari Strasberg were defeated in the semifinals by Olivier Charroin and Pim Van Mele of Arizona State, 8-4.

The championship matches for both singles and doubles will begin Sun., April 29, at 9:30 a.m. Next up for the Huskies will be NCAA regional action May 11-13, with sites and opponents to be determined this week.

Invitational Singles-Semifinals#24 Scott Lipsky (Stan) d. #26 Dillon Ruby (UW) 6-0, 6-2

Main Draw Doubles-Semifinals#7 Olivier Charroin/Pim Van Mele (ASU) d. #2 Dillon Ruby/Ari Strasberg (UW) 8-4

Consolation SinglesAri Strasberg (UW) d. Buck Mink (Ore) 6-1, 6-4Jeremy Berman (UW) d. Arnaud Agniel (Ariz) 6-3, 6-2Olivier Charroin (ASU) d. Marius Lunde (UW) 6-2, 1-6, 6-4Michael Rubin (UW) d. Greg Dubourdieu (Ore) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

Consolation DoublesHiro Nakamura/Wayne Wong (Cal) d. Matt Leon/Marius Lunde (UW) 8-5Jeremy Berman/Andrej Bizjak (UW) d. Whi Kim/Tom Lloyd (Ariz) 8-5

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