Huskies Make Strong First Day Showing At ITA Regionals

Oct. 22, 2005

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. -- Washington men's tennis turned in a strong showing in the first day at the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships, Friday, with five singles players and all three doubles teams advancing through to Saturday's Round of 32.

Washington's Andy Kuharszky, David Chu, Daniel Chu, Klaus Jank and Alex Slovic remain in the singles main draw through two rounds of play. Kuharszky, seeded ninth, Slovic, seeded second, and Daniel Chu received first round byes and proceeded to take care of their second round opponents in straight sets.

The other four Huskies competing in the first round all earned straight-set wins, with David Chu and Jank picking up second round victories as well. David Chu's opponent was forced to retire in the third set due to illness, while Jank won in straight sets.

In doubles action, Washington has two of the top-three seeded teams. Daniel Chu and Slovic are the top-seed, while the pair of Jank and Kuharszky are seeded third. Both UW duos received first round byes. The team of Andy Gerst and Ricks turned in an 8-6 first round win over Andrew Hogan and Thong Tu from USF to advance to today's second round.

The singles finalists and the doubles champion from the regional tournament earn spots in the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships held Nov. 3-6 at the Ohio State University.

2005 Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships
Friday, Oct. 21; Santa Clara, Calif.

Singles - Round of 128
(9) Andy Kuharszky (UW) - bye
David Chu (UW) def. Bastian Bartels (UC Davis), 6-3, 6-4
Andy Gerst (UW) def. Scott Kennel (Portland), 6-1, 7-5
Daniel Chu (UW) - bye
Klaus Jank (UW) def. Alp Ozpinar (St. Mary's), 7-6(0), 6-0
Mike Ricks (UW) def. Milos Popovic (Nevada-Reno), 6-3, 7-6(6)
(2) Alex Slovic (UW) - bye

Singles - Round of 64
(9) Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Tim Welty (St. Mary's), 6-1, 6-3
David Chu (UW) def. A.J. Kerin (Santa Clara), 6-4, 6-7(5), 1-0 Ret. Ill
Tyler Browne (Cal) def. Andy Gerst (UW), 6-1, 6-4
Daniel Chu (UW) def. Jarrod Diepraam (Hawaii), 6-2, 6-2
Klaus Jank (UW) def. Thong Tu (USF), 7-6(0), 6-0
Alex Strom (Portland) def. Mike Ricks (UW), 1-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5)
(2) Alex Slovic (UW) def. Mike Myrhedl (Oregon), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles - Round of 64
(1) Daniel Chu/Alex Slovic (UW) - bye
Andy Gerst/Mike Ricks (UW) def. Andrew Hogan/Thong Tu (USF), 8-6
(3) Klaus Jank/Andy Kuharszky (UW) - bye

SATURDAY, OCT. 22
Singles Round of 32
(9) Andy Kuharszky (UW) vs. Phil Kao (Stanford), 9:30 a.m.
David Chu (UW) vs. (4) James Wan (Stanford), 9:30 a.m.
Daniel Chu (UW) vs. Gabriel Loredo (Sac State), 10:30 a.m.
Klaus Jank (UW) vs. (3) Amer Sigurdsson (Pacific), 11 a.m.
(2) Alex Slovic (UW) vs. Dean Wallace (Cal), 11:30 a.m.

Doubles - Round of 32
(1) Daniel Chu/Alex Slovic (UW) vs. Falko Huttenberger/Will O'Shea (USF), 8 a.m.
Andy Gerst/Mike Ricks (UW) vs. John Nguyen/Brett Van Linge (Cal Poly), 8 a.m.
(3) Klaus Jank/Andy Kuharszky (UW) vs. Jakub Cech/Sam Tadevosian (Fresno State), 8 a.m.

Singles - Consolation Second Round
Mike Ricks (UW) vs. tba, 4:15 p.m.

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