<b>No. 65 Men's Tennis falls to No. 10 Washington, 6-1</b>

Feb. 28, 2003

SEATTLE,Wash. - The Oregon Men's tennis team six-game winning streak ends in Seattle. The Ducks fall 6-1 to No. 10 Washington in first Pac-10 match Friday played at the Llyod Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Washington took hold of the match early, grabbing all three doubles matches. 'Washington got a lot of confidence early on,' coach Chris Russell said after the match. Doubles team Oded Teig and Sven Swinnen lost to No. 55-ranked doubles team Ari Strasberg and Alex Vlaski 8-5. In the No. 2 position Jason Menke and Aaron Spencer fell to Matt Hanlin and Dillon Ruby 8-3. Washington's Fred Sundsten and Nick Weiss defeated Thomas Bieri and Manuel Kost 8-4 for the clinch.

No. 14-ranked Hanlin defeated Teig in two sets 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 1 position. No. 8-ranked Vlaski defeated Kost in the No. 2 position 7-5, 6-3. Swinnen had the only win for the Ducks defeating Strasberg, 6-2, 3-6, 3-0 (retired) in the No. 3 position.

In the No. 4 position Bieri lost to Christoph Palmanshofer 6-2, 6-4. In the No. 5 postion UW's Peter Scharler came from behind to defeat Menke 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 to earn the clinch. Spencer fell to Ruby in straight sets 6-0, 6-2.

'We lost to a good team today, but we're going to be fine, said Russell. We will bounce back tomorrow.'

Oregon will play No.55-ranked Purdue on Saturday March 1 starting at 2 p.m. The match will be played at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.

Men's TennisWashington 6 def. Oregon 1

Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center

SinglesNo. 1- Matt Hanlin (UW) def. Oded Teig (UO) 6-4, 6-0No. 2- Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Manuel Kost (UO) 7-5, 6-3No. 3- Sven Swinnen (UO) def. Ari Strasberg (UW) 6-2, 3-6, 3-0 (retired)No. 4- Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) def. Thomas Bieri (UO) 6-2, 6-4No. 5- Peter Scharler (UW) def. Jason Menke (UO) 1-6, 7-5, 1-0 (clinch)No. 6- Dillon Ruby (UW) def. Arron Spencer (UO) 6-0, 6-2

DoublesNo. 1- Strasberg/Vlaski def. Teig/Swinnen (UO) 8-5No. 2- Hanlin/Ruby (UW) def. Menke/Spencer (UO) 8-3No.3- Sundsten/Nick Weiss (UW) def. Bieri/Kost (UO) 8-4 (clinch)

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