No. 16 Washington Cruises to a 7-0 Victory Over Cross State Rival Eastern
Jan. 21, 2006
Seattle, Wash. -- The UW men's tennis team tallied their second straight 7-0 win in dual play with a resounding win over the Eastern Washington Eagles. The Huskies opened the match sweeping all three doubles matches and carried that momentum into singles play where they closed out the match at home in the Nordstrom Indoor Tennis Center.Washington (2-0) took an early lead in doubles with a quick win coming from the 45th ranked duo of Alex Slovic and Daniel Chu. Chu and Slovic defeated the Eagles' Pannhara Mam and Kyle Schraeder 8-2 displaying the poise and dominance that helped them achieve a top ten ranking in the ITA. Huskies Mike Ricks and Jean-Noel Insausti clinched the doubles point for the Huskies in the number three doubles spot with a 8-2 win over Patrick Millican and Kyle Cruzat of Eastern. Down 5-2, UW freshman Andy Gerst and sophomore Andy Kuharszky rallied to win the set 8-6 defeating Jon Davis and Kevin Erickson.Head Coach Matt Anger illustrates was impressed with Insausti's performance in the following quote, 'He hit some spectaular shots out there, I think that he is going to be a fun guy to watch. He misses a few balls but he makes up for it, I just don't want to get caught as a spectator out there just like anyone else because he can light it up.'In singles play, Daniel Chu at number three singles made quick work of his opponent, EWU's Millican, taking home the victory 6-0, 6-0. Slovic controlled his opponent with his dominating forehand and rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Mam playing number one singles. Clinching the match in the number two spot was senior transfer Insausti. In his debute in dual play Insausti grabed a 6-2, 6-1 victory aginst the Eagles' Kyle Schraeder.Kuharzky and Klaus Jank displayed their great conditioning by both winning their respective three set matches. Jank lost the first set and fought hard to get himself back in the match and eventually the taking the win. Freshman David Chu closed out the match and completed the sweep in the sixth singles position defeating Eastern's Art Karas.Coach Anger comments on Freshman David Chu's play in the match, 'it was good to see David, he got to play both days with his singles. He got down in the first and he was able to hang in there, he was down 4-0. He had to work hard for it.'The Huskies the next challenge will be against the Portland Pilots on Saturday January 28 at 1:00pm. The match will be played on the UW men's tennis team's home court in the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Saturday, January 21; Seattle, Wash.
Washington Huskies - 7
Eastern Washington Eagles - 0
1. (45) Daniel Chu/Slovic (UW) def. Mam/Schraeder (EWU), 8-3
2. Gerst/Kuharszky (UW) def. Davis/Erickson (EWU), 8-6
3. Insausti/Ricks (UW) def. Millican/Cruzat (EWU), 8-2
1. (32) Alex Slovic (UW) def. Pannhara Mam (EWU), 6-2, 6-3
2. Jean-Noel Insausti (UW) def. Kyle Schraeder (EWU), 6-2, 6-1
3. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Patrick Millican (EWU), 6-0, 6-0
4. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Brain Garfield (EWU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-0
5. (80) Klaus Jank (UW) def. Jon Davis (EWU), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
6. David Chu (UW) def. Art Karas (EWU), 7-5, 6-2
Order of Finish