No. 7 UW Men's Tennis Defeats Pacific 6-1 Establishing Best Start In School History

March 23, 2003

CAPITOLA, CAL - No. 7 Washington men's tennis team (14-0) picked up its 14th straight victory defeating Pacific 6-1, Sunday in Northern California. The Huskies start this season with best start in school history with the victory today.

Huskies Ari Strasberg and Alex Vlaski downed Lennart Maack and Arnar Sigurdsson, 8-2, in the No. 1 position. Huskies Matt Hanlin and Dillon Ruby defeated tandem Tyler Black and Niclas Otte, 9-7, in the No.2 position and in the No. 3 position duo of Christoph Palmanshofer and Peter Scharler defeated Michael Duong and Vincent Kubler, 8-6.

UW's Hanlin defeated Maack 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 1 position. UW's Vlaski downed Sigurdsson 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the No. 2 position and in the No. 3 position Palmanshofer defeated Duong 7-6 (3), 4-6, 1- (12-10).

UW's Palmanshofer downed Otte 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 4 position. Scharler defeated Kubler 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in the No. 5 position, while Maxime Lacroix defeated Husky Scott Felsenthal 6-1, 6-4 in the No. 6 position.

The Huskies play their final two matches at home, but open up their Pac-10 slate with Stanford, Friday, March 28, and Cal, Saturday, March 29. Friday's match will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday's will begin at 1 p.m.

Washington Men's Tennis vs. Pacific
March 23, 2003 - Capitola, California
# 7 Washington 6, Pacific 1

Doubles
1. No. 24 Ari Strasberg & Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Maack & Sigurdsson (Pacific) 8-2
2. Matt Hanlin & Dillon Ruby (UW) def. Black & Otte (Pacific) 9-7
3. Christoph Palmanshofer & Peter Scharler (UW) def. Duong & Kubler (Pacific) 8-6

Singles
1. No. 16 Matt Hanlin (UW) def. Lennart Maack (Pacific) 6-2, 7-5
2. No. 7 Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Arnar Sigurdsson (Pacific) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
3. C. Palmanshofer (UW) def. Duong (Pacific) 7-6 (3), 4-6, 1-0 (12-10)
4. Dillon Ruby (UW) def. Niclas Otte (Pacific) 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4
5. Peter Scharler (UW) def. Vincent Kubler (Pacific) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
6. Maxime Lacroix (Pacific) def. Scott Felsenthal (UW) 6-1, 6-4

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