Hanlin Crowned ITA Regional Singles Champion

Oct. 29, 2002

MORAGA, Calif.- Washington men's tennis player Matt Hanlin was crowned the singles champion at the 2002 ITA Men's Northern California Regional Championships hosted by St. Mary's College, Tuesday. Hanlin was slated to face teammate Alex Vlaski in the final, but Vlaski withdrew from the championship match, thus granting Hanlin the victory.

Hanlin received the region's automatic singles berth to the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships at the Brookhaven Country Club in Farmers Branch, Texas, Nov. 7-10. Vlaski will wait to hear if he is chosen as an at-large selection for the national tournament. Additional selections will be announced later this week.

The UW doubles pair of Vlaski and Ari Strasberg fell one win shy of the regional final, falling to K.C. Cockery and James Pade from Stanford in today's semifinal, 8-5.

Nick Weiss, who suffered a second round loss Saturday, made quite a comeback in the singles consolation bracket, advancing to today's consolation semifinal. But it was Fresno State's Stefan Suta who came away with a win, taking Weiss in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.

Omni Hotels ITA Regional Championships
St. Mary's College o Moraga, Calif.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 - Singles Results - Final

No. 3 Matt Hanlin (UW) def. No. 2 Alex Vlaski (UW), withdrew

Tuesday, Oct. 29- Doubles Results - Semifinals
No. 7 Corkery/Pade (Stanford) def. No. 2 Vlaski/Strasberg (UW), 8-5

Tuesday, Oct. 29 - Consolation Singles - Semifinals
Stefan Suta (Fresno State) def. Nick Weiss (UW), 6-1, 6-1

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