No. 10 Washington Outlasts No. 62 Fresno State 4-3

Feb. 25, 2006

Eugene Ore. - The Washington men's tennis team was able to prevail over the Fresno State Bulldogs in a 4-3 decision. The match was played on a neutral site in the University of Oregon's Student Tennis Center. The all time series between the Washington Huskies and the Bulldogs is now 6-7 in favor of Fresno State.

In doubles action the Huskies were able to get off to a quick start, sweeping all three matches. UW's No. 37 pair of juniors Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic went up two breaks over Fresno State's Serle Modoc and Rudolf Siwy and eventually won the match 8-5. In the second doubles position, Andy Kuharszky and Klaus Jank were able to overcome Jankus Cech and Sam Tadevosian in a hard fought 8-6 match. The No. 39 duo of Mike Ricks and Jean-Noel Insausti prevailed over the Bulldog's Charles Irie and Sam Gibbs 8-4.

Playing in the first singles position, Slovic suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Fresno State's Cech in a 6-3, 6-2 decision. Pierre Metenier in the third singles spot suffered his second straight defeat, falling gto Siwy 6-4, 6-3. Daniel Chu, in the midst of the best start of his collegiate career, won in the fourth singles position 6-4, 6-3 over Irie. Kuharszky prevailed over Sam Tadevosian playing number five singles with a 6-3, 6-1 score.

Jank was overpowered by Fresno's Jordi Ballester, suffering a 6-4, 6-1 loss. Clinching the match with the team score tied 3-3, was senior transfer Jean-Noel Insausti. Insausti with a current ranking of 49th in the current ITA rankings, was able to win his match and the fourth team point defeating Serle Modoc 6-4, 6-3 in the second singles spot.

Next week the Huskies will come home to face nonconference opponents, the University of Pacific on March 3rd at 5:00pm and Memphis University on March 5th at 5:00pm. Both matches will take place in the University of Washington's Nordstrom Tennis Center.

No. 10 Washington def. No. 63 Fresno State, 4-3

1. (37) Daniel Chu/Slovic (UW) def. Modoc/Siwy (FS); 8-5
2. Kuharszky/Jank (UW) def. Cech/Tadevosian (FS); 8-6
3. (39) Ricks/Insausti (UW) def. Irie/Gibbs (FS); 8-4

1. Jakus Cech (FS) def. (19) Alex Slovic (UW); 6-3, 6-2
2. (49) Jean-Noel Insausti (UW) def. Serle Modoc (FS); 6-4, 6-3
3. Rudolf Siwy (FS) def. Pierre Metenier (UW); 7-5, 6-3
4. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Charles Irie (FS); 6-4, 6-3
5. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Sam Tadevosian (FS); 6-3, 6-1
6. Jordi Ballester (FS) def. Klaus Jank (UW); 6-4, 6-1

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