UW's Matt Hanlin to Compete in the All-American Championships

Oct. 10, 2001

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Washington men's tennis player Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) will compete in the 2001 All-American Championships at the Lincoln Tennis Center, the premier hard court event of the fall season. The first round of the main draw begins Thursday, October 11 and concludes with the championship match on Sunday, October 14. Hanlin is currently ranked 26th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's preseason poll.

This is the second time in Hanlin's career that he has played in the All-American tournament. Last year in the first round Hanlin was defeated by Tennessee's Adam Carey by a score of (6-2, 6-2). In the consolation round, he rebounded to earn a victory over Jorge Abos-Sanchez of Nebraska (3-6, 6-3, 7-6[5]). Advancing to the second round, Hanlin faced Pepperdine's Sebastien Graeff and was defeated, (2-6, 7-6[1], 6-2).

Hanlin finished his sophomore season with a record of 27-12 in singles play, which tied him for most wins on the team. Playing in the No. 1 position, he had top-ranked victories over sixth-ranked Matias Boeker of Georgia (7-6, 7-6) and No. 1 Oskar Johansson of Arkansas (6-3, 4-6, 7-5).

Washington will continue its fall season with the ITA Regional Championships in the latter part of October, followed by the ITA National Championships in November. The Huskies open their regular season on January 25, 2002 with a home match against Portland.

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