Husky Freshmen Shine in Men's Tennis 7-0 Victory Over Portland

Jan. 25, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - The No. 22 Washington men's tennis team (1-0, 0-0) earned their first victory on the season with a 7-0 shutout over No. 72 Portland. The Huskies won their 41st match against the Pilots in as many meetings by claiming all six singles matches and securing the doubles point.

Three true freshmen played in their first singles matches as Huskies, all earning solid wins. No. 53 Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) played in the No. 1 position against No. 26 Travis Parrott and upset the Pilot in two sets, 6-1, 6-4, clinching the win for Washington. The two previously met in the quarterfinals of the ITA Regional Championships in October, where Vlaski was also victorious, 6-1, 6-3.

Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Joergen, Austria) won his first match after joining the team in early January, with a 6-1, 6-1 rout over Nick Tostenrude in the third position. Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) also made things look easy during his first match against Portland's Quinn Borchard, defeating him 6-1, 6-1.

Sophomore Nick Weiss (Santa Monica, Calif.) won the first dual match on his career, coming back to take the win over Ty Garrison, 6-4, 6-1, in the sixth position. Matt Hanlin, currently ranked 44th by the ITA, won his match against Portland's Peter Malacek, 6-4, 6-4. Junior Dillon Ruby was also victorious, earning the 6-1, 6-4 win over Spencer Straub.

In doubles play, Husky duo Palmanshofer/Vlaski upset fifteenth-ranked Malacek/Parrott, 9-8, to guarantee the doubles point for Washington. Juniors Hanlin/Ruby also won their doubles match over Straub/Borchard, 8-3.

The Huskies will continue non-conference action tomorrow with a match against un-ranked UC Santa Barbara at 3 p.m. Washington will conclude the weekend with a 2 p.m. dual on Sunday against in-state rival Gonzaga.

No. 22 Washington vs. No. 72 PortlandNordstrom Tennis CenterFriday, January 25, 2002

SINGLES1. (53) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. (26) Travis Parrott (Portland) 6-1, 6-42. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. (75) Peter Malacek (Portland) 6-4, 6-43. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) d. Nick Tostenrude (Portland) 6-1, 6-14. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Quinn Borchard (Portland) 6-1, 6-15. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Spencer Straub (Portland) 6-1, 6-46. Nick Weiss (UW) d. Ty Garrison (Portland) 6-4, 6-1

DOUBLES1. Palmonshofer/Vlaski (UW) d. (15) Malacek/Parrott (Portland) 9-82. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Straub/Borchard (Portland) 8-33. Tostenrude/Garrison (Portland) d. Felsenthal/Scharler (UW) 9-7

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