UW's Matt Hanlin Named NCAA Men's Tennis All-American

June 1, 2001

SEATTLE - Washington men's tennis player Matt Hanlin was named to the 2001 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's All-American Team on Friday morning. The honor was a first for Hanlin, a sophomore out of Birmingham, England, and the fifth such honor in Husky history.

Hanlin qualified as an All-American by advancing to the round of 16 in the men's Division I NCAA singles championships. After defeating his opponents in both the first and second round, Hanlin faced No. 14 Brian Vahaly of Virginia and lost in two sets, 6-1, 6-1.

The Huskies (20-8, 3-4) finished the season ranked No. 17 by the ITA. The mark ties the highest finish in school history, equaling that of the 1998 squad.

In final singles rankings, Washington had two members atop the 100-man list. Hanlin finished the season at No. 47, while Andrej Bizjak placed 68th. In doubles rankings, Husky duo Jeremy Berman and Andy Posavac claimed the 44th spot and became only the fifth pair in school history to end their season in national rankings.

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