Husky Men's Tennis Remains Undefeated With 4-0 Win Over Louisville
Feb. 15, 2002
SEATTLE, Wa. -The No. 23 Washington men's tennis team (6-0, 0-0) defeated No. 55 Louisville, 4-0, Friday afternoon in the first day of the Great Northwest Shoot Out at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center.
The Huskies went up 1-0, earning the doubles point as all three pairs notched victories. In the No. 1 position, Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Georgen, Austria) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) defeated Cardinal pair Cody Conley and Octavian Nicodim, 8-3. Juniors Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) arrived at a 8-6 victory over Paulo Carvalho and Alex Sivertsen in the second position. In the third slot, Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) and Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) beat Matt Mayer and Brent McCombe, 8-2.
Earning the second point for Washington was No. 44 Hanlin, who played in the No. 2 singles position and defeated Carvalho in two sets, 6-2, 6-1. Scharler claimed the third point for the Huskies, with a convincing 6-2, 6-3, win over Louisville's Sebastian Aspillaga in the No. 5 position. Freshman Vlaski clinched the win in the first position, defeating Conley in two sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Matches were suspended for Strasberg, Palmanshofer and Ruby upon Washington's victory.
The Huskies will continue non-conference play in the Shoot Out throughout the weekend, facing No. 24 Indiana State on Sat., Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. and No. 49 Northwestern on Sun., Feb. 17 at noon.
No. 23 Washington vs. No. 55 LouisvilleNordstrom Tennis CenterFriday, February 15, 2002
SINGLES1. (53) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. Cody Conley (UL) 6-4, 6-22. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Paulo Carvalho (UL) 6-2, 6-13. Ari Strasberg (UW) vs. Alex Sivertsen (UL) DNF4. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) vs. Octavian Nicodim (UL) DNF5. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Sebastian Aspillaga (UL) 6-2, 6-36. Dillon Ruby (UW) vs. Matt Mayer (UL) DNF
DOUBLES1. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) d. Conley/Nicodim (UL) 8-32. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Carvalho/Sivertsen (UL) 8-63. Strasberg/Scharler (UW) d. Mayer/Brent McCombe (UL) 8-2