Men's Tennis Advances Past Opening Rounds Of ITA Regionals

Oct. 26, 2002

MORAGA, Calif.- Washington men's tennis completed day one of competition at the 2002 ITA Men's Regional Championships hosted by St. Mary's College, Saturday, with six singles players and four doubles teams advancing past the opening rounds of play.

Husky singles players Scott Felsenthal, Christoph Palmansnofer, Matt Hanlin, Fred Sundsten, Ari Strasberg and Alex Vlaski made it through the first two rounds of the main draw unscathed, advancing to compete in the round of 32, Sunday.

In the first round of doubles, three of the four Husky teams received first-round byes and will make their debuts in the second round Sunday. The team that did compete, Palmansnofer and Scharler, advanced to tomorrow's second round with an 8-2 win over a team from the University of Nevada Reno.

The Huskies have two of the top-three seeded singles players and two of the top-four doubles teams competing in the tournament.

The 2002 ITA Men's Tennis Regional Championships continue through Tuesday, Oct. 29. The singles and doubles champions from this event will earn spots in the Omni Hotels National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Brookhaven County Club in Farmers Branch, Texas, Nov. 7-10.

Omni Hotels ITA Regional Championships
St. Mary's College o Moraga, Calif.
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Singles Results - First Round

Scott Felsenthal (UW) def. Francisco Zepponi (Santa Clara), 6-1, 6-4
Pete Scharler (UW) def. Tyler Black (UOP), 6-1, 6-0
No. 17 Christoph Palmansnofer (UW) bye
No. 3 Matt Hanlin (UW) bye
Nick Weiss (UW) def. Greg Shearer (FSU), 6-3, 6-2
Fred Sundsten (UW) def. Greg Levy (Cal Poly), 6-3, 6-4
No. 9 Ari Strasberg (UW) bye
Nick Otte (UOP) def. Dillon Ruby (UW) , 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
No. 2 Alex Vlaski (UW) bye

Saturday, Oct. 26 - Singles Results - Second Round
Scott Felsenthal (UW) def. Kevin Patrick (Cal), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (4)
Mare Schaerer (FSU) def. Pete Scharler (UW), 6-3, 6-3
No. 17 Christoph Palmansnofer (UW) def. Christian Dyvik (USF), 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Matt Hanlin (UW) def. Vinny Owens (FSU), 6-4, 6-2
No. 9 Sam Warburg (Stanford) def. Nick Weiss (UW), 6-3, 6-1
Fred Sundsten (UW) def. Rudy Lueschner (UNR), 6-2, 6-2
No. 9 Ari Strasberg (UW) def. Ted Blosser (Santa Clara), 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Danny O'Rourke (FSU), 6-4, 6-1

Saturday, Oct. 26 - Doubles Results - First Round
Palmansnofer/Scharler (UW) def. Roslanski/Wallace (UNR), 8-2
No. 2 Vlaski/Strasberg (UW) bye
No. 11 Sundsten/Weiss (UW) bye
No. 4 Hanlin/Ruby (UW) bye

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