Washington Men's Tennis Holds on to Beat BYU Cougars, 5-2
Feb. 2, 2002
EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 21 Washington men's tennis team (4-0, 0-0) notched its fourth victory on the season by defeating No. 58 BYU, 5-2, in a long battle that had four matches going into three sets. The Huskies claimed the doubles point, but for the first time this season, saw two players defeated in singles.
UW got off to a good start, earning wins from both the No. 2 and 3 doubles tandems. Junior Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and classmate Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) took care of Jeff Harbach and Jeff Olsen, 8-6, to up their record to 4-0 on the season. Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) and Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) defeated Nick Losee and Erik Nyman, 9-7. Washington's Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Joergen, Austria) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) were defeated by No. 10 duo Carlso Lozano and Gert Vilms, 8-4.
In singles play, No. 53 Vlaski defeated No. 84 Vilms in the first singles slot, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, to claim his third win over a ranked opponent this season. Scharler notched his fourth victory on the year with a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, win over BYU's Losee.
Playing in the No. 5 singles position, Ruby defeated Anton Rudjuk in two sets, 6-4, 7-6. Nick Weiss (Santa Monica, Calif.) rebounded from a loss in the first set to defeat Harbach, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6. Weiss now owns a 10-2 overall record this season.
The only two Huskies to suffer losses in the match were No. 44 Hanlin and Palmanshofer. Facing Lozano in the second slot, Hanlin lost in two sets to the Cougar, 6-3, 7-6, while Palmanshofer could not gain enough momentum from his win in the second set and was defeated by Nyman, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
Washington will face unranked Oregon tomorrow, Sun., Feb. 3 at noon in Eugene.
No. 21 Washington vs. No. 58 BYUEugene, OregonSaturday, February 2, 2002
SINGLES1. (53) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. (84) Gert Vilms (BYU) 4-6, 6-3, 7-52. Carlos Lozano (BYU) d. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) 6-3, 7-63. Erik Nyman (BYU) d. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) 6-4, 3-6, 6-34. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Nick Losee (BYU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-55. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Anton Rudjuk (BYU) 6-4, 7-66. Nick Weiss (UW) d. Jeff Harbach (BYU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
DOUBLES1. (10) Lozano/Vilms (BYU) d. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) 8-42. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Harbach/Olsen (BYU) 8-63. Ari Strasberg/Scharler (UW) d. Losee/Nyman (BYU) 9-7