Palmanshofer Advances At All-American Championships
Oct. 5, 2004
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Husky senior Christoph Palmanshofer looks to be in goodform only two matches into his 2004-05 tennis season, as he advanced to thethird round of qualifying at the Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships today.Palmanshofer is now one win away from reaching the tournament's main draw.However, the UW duo of Alex Slovic and Daniel Chu were eliminated from doublesqualifying.
The 88th-ranked Palmanshofer took on Illinois' 111th-ranked GD Jones in a stiffsecond round test. Palmanshofer dropped a close first set before responding witha solid 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 win in three sets.
With a win over Boise State's Luke Shields on Wednesday, Palmanshofer will reachthe main singles draw, joining Slovic, who was an automatic entrant due to hislofty No. 14 preseason ranking. Qualifying began with 34 of the top 100 playersin the preseason ITA rankings competing with 16 players earning main draw bids.Main draw play runs from Oct. 7-10.
Slovic and Chu needed a win today and tomorrow to reach the main doubles draw,but lost, 8-4, to a pair from Tennessee.
Washington Men's Tennis
Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships
Chattanooga, Tenn. - October 5, 2004
Qualifying Singles - Second Round
(88) Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) def. (111) GD Jones (Illinois), 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Qualifying Doubles - Second Round
Ockie Osthuizen/Ben Rogers (Tennessee) def. (30) Daniel Chu/Alex Slovic (UW),8-4