No. 14 Men's Tennis Blanks Vandals, 7-0

March 11, 2005

SEATTLE, Wash. - Playing under the lights of the Bill Quillian Stadium, Washington's 14th-ranked men's tennis team pounded the Idaho Vandals tonight, running away with a 7-0 sweep. The Huskies (11-3) did not drop a set in improving their all-time record against the Vandals (1-5) to 53-1.

62nd-ranked senior Christoph Palmanshofer stepped into the number one singles role for the first time in his career tonight, and made the most of his opportunity, easily defeating Idaho's Michael Suttner, 6-1, 6-2. The lower part of the singles line-up was especially efficient. Sophomore Mike Ricks shut out Uriah Jones, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles in the first completed match of the night. Senior Peter Scharler upped his record to 11-2 with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles. Freshman Andy Kuharszky followed right behind, scoring the clinching fourth point with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Hector Mucharraz in the fourth singles spot.

Sophomore Daniel Chu ran the score to 6-0 with his straight set win at No. 3 singles over Robert Chalkley, leaving 28th-ranked sophomore Alex Slovic to close things out at second singles, which he did with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Terrance Nugent.

The Huskies only needed to win one doubles match to secure the point as the Vandals defaulted at No. 3 doubles. Slovic and sophomore Chris Floyd teamed up for the first time to win their No. 2 doubles match, 8-3. It was the first doubles match of the year for Floyd. Chu and Ricks then put away Suttner and Nugent, 8-6, at No. 1 doubles.

This was the third 7-0 sweep of the season for UW, following shut outs of San Francisco and Gonzaga earlier in the season.

Up next for the Huskies after a finals break will be their final non-conference match of the year. The Huskies travel to Pacific to take on the Tigers on Sunday, March 20, in a 2 p.m. match.

Washington Men's Tennis vs. Idaho
3/11/05 - Bill Quillian Stadium - Seattle, Wash.
No. 14 Washington 7, Idaho 0

Doubles
1) Chu/Ricks (UW) def. Suttner/Nugent (I), 8-6
2) Slovic/Floyd (UW) def. Hieb/Jones (I), 8-3
3. UW wins by default

Singles
1. (62) Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) def. Michael Suttner (I), 6-1, 6-2
2. (28) Alex Slovic (UW) def. Terrance Nugent (I), 6-2, 6-2
3. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Robert Chalkley (I), 6-3, 6-2
4. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Hector Mucharraz (I), 6-1, 6-0
5. Peter Scharler (UW) def. John Hieb (I), 6-1, 6-2
6. Mike Ricks (UW) def. Uriah Jones (I), 6-0, 6-0
Order of finish: 6, 5, 4, 1, 3, 2

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