Dillon Ruby Clinches Husky Men's Tennis Victory Over Texas Tech

Feb. 23, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - Junior Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) clinched Washington's match against Texas Tech, with a 6-4, 6-4, win over David Kraszak, as the Huskies defeated Texas Tech, 4-0, Saturday evening in the Nordstrom Tennis Center. UW is now 10-0 on the season.

Washington notched the doubles point with wins from all three doubles pairs. Playing in the first position, Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Georgen, Austria) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) earned their third straight win, as they defeated Richard Crabtree and Ben Gudzelak, 8-3. Juniors Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Ruby, on a five-match win streak themselves, took care of John Walker and Devin Wakeford, 8-2. Pairing up for the first time this season was Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) and Nick Weiss (Santa Monica, Calif.) who defeated Michael Inncrebner and Alfie Perez, 8-6.

Hanlin, who is ranked 52nd in the ITA's latest poll, defeated Crabtree in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0. Hanlin is now 10-2 this dual season and has a six-match win streak. Freshman Scharler defeated Texas Tech's Perez in convincing fashion, 6-2, 6-2, for his tenth win on the year.

With the victory clinched, singles matches were suspended for Vlaski, Palmanshofer and Strasberg.

The Huskies will play in their third match in as many days, tomorrow, Sun., Feb. 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the Nordstrom Tennis Center against unranked Idaho.

No. 18 Washington vs. Texas TechNordstrom Tennis CenterSaturday, February 23, 2002

SINGLES1. (30) Alex Vlaski (UW) vs. Ben Gudzelak (TT) DNF2. (52) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Richard Crabtree (TT) 6-1, 6-03. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) vs. Devin Wakeford (TT) DNF4. Ari Strasberg (UW) vs. Michael Inncrebner (TT) DNF5. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Alfie Perez (TT) 6-2, 6-26. (143) Dillon Ruby (UW) d. David Kraszak (TT) 6-4, 6-4

DOUBLES1. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) d. Crabtree/Gudzelak (TT) 8-32. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Walker/Wakeford (TT) 8-23. Strasberg/Nick Weiss (UW) d. Inncrebner/Perez (TT) 8-6

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