Dillon Ruby Clinches Win for Husky Men's Tennis Seventh Consecutive Win

Feb. 16, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - The No. 23 Washington men's tennis team (7-0, 0-0) defeated No. 24 Indiana State, 4-2, in the second day of the Great Northwest Shoot Out early Saturday evening.

The tone for the match was set early as both teams proved they were here to play. Four of the five singles matches, along with the deciding doubles point came down to a tiebreaker.

The Indiana State Sycamores came away with the doubles point, earning two of the three matches. Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) defeated Lovre Brajkovic and Vedran Vidovic in the No. 2 doubles position, 8-5, for their sixth win this season.

Playing in the No. 1 slot, UW pair Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Georgen, Austria) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) lost to Stefan Hirn and David O'Connell, 9-8(9), while Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) and Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) lost 8-6, to Henry Choi and Dalibor Mihajlovic.

After losing the doubles point, Washington rebounded to claim four of six singles matches. Playing in the No. 1 position, No. 53 Vlaski defeated No. 58 Hirn in two sets, 7-5, 7-6(4). No. 44 Hanlin was close behind, finishing off No. 56 Vidovic, 6-2, 7-6(7). Palmanshofer, playing No. 3 singles, defeated Choi in two sets, 7-6(1), 7-5.

With the Huskies up 3-2, Ruby rebounded from a loss in the second set to clinch the win for Washington, defeating Ross Johnson, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the sixth position. Ruby has yet to be defeated this dual season, owning a 7-0 record.

The Huskies will finish the last day of the Great Northwest Shoot Out with a match against No. 49 Northwestern, Sun., Feb. 17 at noon in the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

No. 23 Washington vs. No. 24 Indiana StateNordstrom Tennis CenterSaturday, February 16, 2002

SINGLES1. (53) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. (58) Stefan Hirn (IU) 7-5, 7-6(4)2. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. (56) Vedran Vidovic (IU) 6-2, 7-6(7)3. Ari Strasberg (UW) vs. (92) Lovre Brajkovic (IU) DNF4. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) d. Henry Choi (IU) 7-6(1), 7-55. David O'Connell (IU) d. Peter Scharler (UW) 6-4, 7-6(3)6. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Ross Johnson (IU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

DOUBLES1. Hirn/O'Connell (IU) d. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) 9-8(9)2. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Brajkovic/Vidovic (IU) 8-53. Choi/Mihajlovic (IU) d. Strasberg/Scharler (UW) 8-6

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