Vlaski, Hanlin To Face Each Other In ITA Regional Singles Final
Oct. 28, 2002
MORAGA, Calif.- Washington men's tennis players Alex Vlaski and Matt Hanlin each won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches, Monday, and will face each other in the singles final of the 2002 ITA Men's Northern California Regional Championships hosted by St. Mary's College. The all-Husky singles final will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.
Vlaski, the No. 2 seed, defeated Manuel Kost (Oregon), 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and Balarzs Veress (Cal), 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals today. Hanlin, the No. 3 seed, picked up wins over Conor Niland (Cal), 7-6 (5), 6-1 and top-seeded David Martin (Stanford), 6-3, 6-4 in the quarters and semis, respectively.
Also still alive in the tournament is the second-seeded doubles pair of Vlaski and Ari Strasberg. The duo picked up wins in the doubles third round and quarterfinals to advance to tomorrow's semifinals. They will face seventh-seeded K.C. Cockery and James Pade from Stanford tomorrow at 2 p.m. Should the Husky team earn a win, the doubles finals are slated for 5 p.m.
Nick Weiss, who suffered a second round loss Saturday, is still competing in the singles consolation bracket. Weiss continues to rack up the wins, with two Sunday and two Monday and is slated to compete in the consolation singles semifinals Tuesday at 10 a.m. Weiss will face Stefan Suta from Fresno State and should he come away with a victory, the consolation singles final will be held at 2:30 p.m.
The 2002 ITA Men's Tennis Regional Championships wrap up tomorrow. 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.
Monday, Oct. 28 - Singles Results - Quarterfinals
No. 3 Matt Hanlin (UW) def. Conor Niland (Cal), 7-6 (5), 6-1
No. 2 Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Manuel Kost (Oregon), 6-1, 6-2
Monday, Oct. 28 - Doubles Results - Third Round
Borchard/Malacek (Portland) def. Palmansnofer/Scharler (UW), 8-6
Almada/Suta (FSU) def. No. 11 Sundsten/Weiss (UW), 8-6
Monday, Oct. 28 - Doubles Results - Quarterfinals
No. 2 Vlaski/Strasberg (UW) def. Briaud/Niland (Cal), 8-5
Sunday, Oct. 27 - Consolation Singles - Second Round (results not reported yesterday)
Nick Weiss (UW) def. Dizon (USF), 6-2, 6-0
Sunday, Oct. 27 - Consolation Singles - Third Round (results not reported yesterday)
Nick Weiss (UW) def. Vinny Owens (FSU), 6-1, 6-0
Monday, Oct. 28 - Consolation Singles - Fourth Round
Nick Weiss (UW) def. Alex Krohn (FSU), 6-1, 7-5
Monday, Oct. 28 - Consolation Singles - Quarterfinals
Nick Weiss (UW) def. Illic (FSU), 6-3, 7-6 (4)