UW's Hanlin and Vlaski Named To All-Pac-10 First-Team
May 6, 2003
Vlaski, a sophomore from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, advanced to the Pac-10 singles final for the second-straight season and is the nation's 10th-ranked singles player heading into the NCAA Championships. He leads the Huskies with a 32-6 singles tally including a 17-3 dual record. He has also compiled a double record of 14-14. This is the second-straight All-Pac-10 selection for Vlaski, who was a second-team honoree as a freshman. He was also named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2002.
Hanlin, a senior from Birmingham, England, is ranked 26th in the nation and has compiled a singles record of 27-7, 17-4 in dual action. He is also 18-5 in doubles play with partner Dillon Ruby. It is the third-straight All-Pac-10 honor for Hanlin, who was a second-team selection for the last three seasons. Hanlin has a chance to become the first-ever two-time All-American at UW as the Huskies head into NCAA play. He earned singles All-America honors in 2001.
Washington was one of two teams to have a pair of athletes named to the first-team, as UCLA had the other two in Tobias Clemens and Marcin Matkowski who were also named the Pac-10 Co-Players of the Year. This year also marks the second time that Washington has placed two players on the All-Pac-10 first-team. Eric Drew and Robert Kendrick earned first-team honors in 1999, the only other Huskies to earn first-team acclaim.
The Pac-10 awards are selected by a vote of the conference coaches. Stanford swept the remaining individual honors with the pair of Scott Lipsky and David Martin earning Doubles Team of the Year honors. KC Corkery was named Freshman of the Year, while Dick Gould was named Coach of the Year.
Washington will face American in the NCAA First-Round, Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m. PT at the SDSU courts on the campus of San Diego State.
2003 Pacific-10 Men's Tennis All-Conference Team
Tobias Clemens, (UCLA), Matt Hanlin (Washington), David Martin (Stanford), Marcin Matkowski (UCLA), Conor Niland (Cal), Alex Vlaski (Washington)
Prakash Amritraj (USC), K.C. Corkery (Stanford), Rodrigo Grilli (UCLA), Manuel Kost (Oregon), Robert Kowalczyk (Cal), Scott Lipsky (Stanford), Pim Van Mele (Arizona State)
Erfan Djahangiri (UCLA), John Paul Fruttero (Cal), Carl Hagman (Arizona), Chris Lam (UCLA), Daniel Langre (USC), Sam Warburg (Stanford)
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