Two Husky Men's Tennis Players Ranked in ITA's Latest Poll

Dec. 11, 2001

SEATTLE, Wa. - Two Washington men's tennis players, junior Matt Hanlin and freshman Alex Vlaski, were ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's poll early Tuesday morning.

Hanlin, who finished last season with a 27-12 overall singles record and a No. 47 finish, came in at No. 44 this morning. Hanlin finished the fall with a 1-1 record at the All-American Championships in Stone Mountain, Ga., defeating Stefan Hirn (58) of Indiana State in two sets, 7-5, 6-1. He suffered his only loss against No. 1 ranked K.J. Hippensteel of Stanford, 6-3, 6-4.

Vlaski, a freshman from Belgrade, Yugoslavia made his debut in the ITA rankings at No. 53. He posted a 4-1 overall mark in fall play at the ITA Regional Championships in Santa Clara, Calif., advancing to the semifinals in singles play. His impressive tournament included wins over No. 26 Travis Parrott of Portland, 6-1, 6-3 in the quarterfinals and a 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Carter Morris of Stanford in the Round of 16.

The Husky men's tennis team begins regular season action on Fri., Jan. 25, against Portland at 4:00 p.m. in the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Washington will continue through the weekend, facing UC Santa Barbara and Gonzaga in non-conference play, Jan. 26 and Jan. 27, respectively.

NCAA Division I Men's Tennis (Fall/Dec. 11, 2001)

No. 44 Matt Hanlin 456 pts.No. 53 Alex Vlaski 395 pts.

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