No. 19 Men's Tennis Wins TCU Shootout With 4-1 Victory Over No. 17 Pepperdine

Feb. 2, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - No. 19 Washington men's tennis (4-0) won the TCU Shootout with 4-1 victory over No. 17 Pepperdine at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday.

The Huskies advanced to the championship dual after a 4-1 win over the host TCU Horned Frogs, Saturday. UW won two of the three doubles matches and four of the six singles matches versus Pepperdine to take home its fourth-straight dual win without a loss this season.

UW's No. 1 doubles team of senior Ari Strasberg and sophomore Alex Vlaski defeated Calle Hansen and Diego Acuna , 8-5, while freshman Fred Sundsten and junior Nick Weiss picked up a win in the No. 3 position.

Hanlin and Vlaski, playing at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, earned their wins in straight sets, as did sophomore Peter Scharler in the No. 6 position. Ruby and sophomore Christoph Palmanshofer did not finish their singles matches since the Huskies had already nabbed enough singles wins to take the match.

Washington remains on the road next week and will face Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. PT, before facing North Carolina, Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. PT. Both matches will be played in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Washington Men's Tennis vs. Pepperdine
February 2, 2003 o Fort Worth, Texas
#19 Washington 4, #17 Pepperdine 1

Doubles:
#1 Ari Strasberg/Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Calle Hansen/Diego Acuna (Pepp) 8-5
#2 Rico/ Matt Doerner (Pepp) def. Matt Hanlin/Dillon Ruby (UW) 8-5
#3 Fred Sundsten/Nick Weiss (UW) def. Kevin Borzenski/Rafidison (Pepp) 8-5

Singles:
#1 Matt Hanlin (UW) def. Acuna (Pepp) 6-3; 6-3
#2 Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Rico (Pepp) 6-2; 6-3
#3 Hansen (Pepp) def. Strasberg (UW) 6-1; 6-0
#4 Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) vs. Matt Doerner (Pepp) DNF
#5 Dillon Ruby (UW) vs. Rafidison (Pepp) DNF
#6 Peter Scharler (UW) def. Borzenski (Pepp) 6-; 6-2

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