Vlaski Earns Third-Straight All-America Honor

June 3, 2005

SKILLMAN, N.J. - Washington senior Alex Vlaski, who culminated his career as the school's record holder in singles wins with 111, was named a 2005 singles All-American the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Wednesday. Now a three-time All-American, Vlaski is the first Husky to ever win a trio of All-America certificates.

Players earn ITA All-America honors in singles and/or doubles based on their final ITA ranking, advancement at the NCAA Championships and/or seeding for the NCAA Championships. Vlaski finished the season ranked 10th in the nation according to the final 2005 singles and doubles rankings released today by the ITA. He was also awarded an All-America certificate for singles in both 2003 and 2004.

Vlaski is one of six men who made the 2005 team for the third time including NCAA singles champion Benedikt Dorsch (Baylor), Benjamin Becker (Baylor), Hamid Mirzadeh (Florida), Catalin Gard (Mississippi) and K.C. Corkery (Stanford).

Vlaski wasn't the only Husky to appear in the final singles and doubles rankings. Sophomore Alex Slovic finished the year ranked 50th in singles, while senior Christoph Palmanshofer finished 66th. The doubles duo of Slovic and sophomore Daniel Chu finished 17th in the final ranking, Vlaski and Palmanshofer ranked 43rd as a doubles tandem.

As a team, Washington earned a final ranking of No. 14 that is second in school history only to the Huskies' final ranking of 12th in 2003.

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