Alex Vlaski Named To ITA All-American Team

June 2, 2003

SEATTLE, Wash. -Washington sophomore Alex Vlaski was named to the 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America team, the ITA announced Friday.

Vlaski, a native of Belgrade Yugoslavia, was one of 45 men at the NCAA Div. I level to meet the criteria for ITA All-America honors. Players earn the honor in singles and/or doubles based on their final ranking, advancement at the NCAA Championships and/or seeding at the NCAA Championships.

It marks the first All-America honor for Vlaski, who finished the season at No. 6 in the final singles ranking and No. 37 in doubles. Vlaski advanced to the NCAA singles semifinal, falling to the eventual champion, Amer Delic from Illinois. The Husky sophomore finished the 2003 season with an overall singles record of 37-8, two wins shy of the UW season record of 39 set by Chet Crile in 1992-93.

In addition to his stellar NCAA run, Vlaski also advanced to the Pac-10 singles final, the ITA Regional final, the ITA National Indoor Championship quarterfinals, and the All-American Championships semifinals.

Vlaski is the sixth All-American in the history of the UW men's tennis program.

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