Slovic Falls in the Consolation Finals of the ITA All-American Championship
Oct. 9, 2005
Tulsa, OK. - Husky Men's tennis player, Alex Slovic, was defeated in the final round of the Ralph Lauren ITA All-American Championship. Slovic won four matches consecutively to reach the consolation finals after he was beaten in the first round of the tournament.
Slovic played Wake Forest's Paul Todd for the Consolation Championship. In the first set, the Husky junior came out firing, winning 6-2. After bombarding his opponent in the first, Slovic let the second set reach a tiebreaker, which he lost 7-3. Upon letting the second set and the match slip away, Slovic went down 5-1 in the third set. He fought back with three straight games but could not keep the comeback alive; Slovic lost the third set 6-4.
Associate Head Coach Chris Russell, whom traveled to the ITA All-American Championship with Slovic, talks on his performance. 'Alex had chances but couldn't quite capitalize. Hopefully he'll take this and use it to keep getting better. He had a good tournament. He represented Washington well.'
Slovic's first round loss in the tournament came from Georgia's John Isner, the eventual winner of the ITA All-American Championship. He forced Isner to two straight tiebreakers and didn't give up a single break of serve.
Consolation Final Round
Paul Todd (Wake) def. Alex Sloivc (Wash) - 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4