UW Men's Tennis Records Third Straight Shutout, 7-0 Over Gonzaga

Jan. 27, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - The No. 22 Washington men's tennis team (3-0, 0-0) recorded their third straight shutout in as many matches, with their 7-0 blanking over un-ranked Gonzaga in the Nordstrom Tennis Center Sunday afternoon.

Washington got off to a 1-0 start following wins by all three doubles tandems. Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Joergen, Austria) teamed up with fellow freshman, Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) to defeat Bulldog duo Shawn Whitney and Brian McConnell, 8-4, in the first position. Juniors Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) clinched the point for the Huskies by way of defeating Drew Ernst and Alex McBarnet, 8-3.

Junior Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) returned to action for the first time this season, joining Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) in the No. 3 doubles position, easily taking care of Alex Kull and Andy Livingston, 8-1.

No. 44 Hanlin competed in the first singles slot, defeating Gonzaga's Whitney in two sets, 6-1, 6-2. Sophomore Matt Leon (Vancouver, B.C.) played in his first dual action of the 2002 season, beating Andy Livingston, 6-2, 6-0, to clinch the win for UW. True freshman Scott Felsenthal (Memphis, Tenn.) recorded the first singles win on his career, with a 6-1, 6-2, win over Alex Kull in the fifth position.

Scharler notched his third win on the season, defeating Brian McConnell in two sets, 6-0, 6-1. Ruby, moving up to the No. 3 slot, took care of Drew Ernst, 6-2, 6-3, while sophomore Nick Weiss (Santa Monica, Calif.) defeated Gonzaga's Alex McBarnet, 6-2, 6-1.

Washington will head south for their first road trip on the season, facing BYU and Oregon on Feb. 2 and 3 respectively, with both matches taking place in Eugene, Ore.

No. 22 Washington vs. GonzagaNordstrom Tennis CenterSunday, January 27, 2002

SINGLES1. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Shawn Whitney (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-22. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Brian McConnell (Gonzaga) 6-0, 6-13. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Drew Ernst (Gonzaga) 6-2, 6-34. Nick Weiss (UW) d. Alex McBarnet (Gonzaga) 6-2, 6-15. Scott Felsenthal (UW) d. Alex Kull (Gonzaga) 6-1, 6-26. Matt Leon (UW) d. Andy Livingston (Gonzaga) 6-2, 6-0

DOUBLES1. Christoph Palmanshofer/Alex Vlaksi (UW) d. Whitney/McConnell (Gonzaga) 8-42. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Ernst/McBarnet (Gonzaga) 8-33. Ari Strasberg/Scharler (UW) d. Kull/Livingston (Gonzaga) 8-1

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