Washington Completes the Tiger Sweep With a 6-1 Win Over Memphis
March 5, 2006
SEATTLE, WA -- Washington move to 11-2 on the season with a victory over the Memphis Tigers with 7-0 sweep. The match was completed in Washington's own Nordstrom Indoor Tennis Center marking the first meeting between the two opponents. Just two days earlier, the Huskies defeated the 68th ranked Pacific Tigers in a 7-0 decision.
The Dawgs went up early in doubles play due to great execution from Jean-Noel Insausti and Andy Gerst in the third position. Gerst and Insasuti defeated Withell and Pilant of Memphis in an 8-3 decision. The No. 37 ranked team of Slovic and Daniel Chu clinched the doubles team point with an 8-6 victory over the Tiger's number one duo of James Spence and Michael Jetter. Andy Kuharszky and Klaus Jank completed the sweep in doubles for the Huskies with a close 9-7 win over the Tiger's Matt Brewer and Bryan Bankester.
Jean-Noel Insausti was able to take the momentum gained on the doubles court and transfer it to singles play. Insausti was able to get the first singles win for the Huskies in the second spot with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Jetter. On the third singles court, Daniel Chu quickly dispatched his opponent, Matt Brewer, 6-2, 6-3. Klaus Jank clinched the match for the Huskies on the fifth singles court. Down 1-4 in the first set, Jank fought back to win 7-5. Maintaining the strong level of play the junior transfer student went on to take the second set 6-3 over Memphis' Garrison Pilant.
Slovic defeated James Spence on the number one court with a score of 6-4, 7-6(2). After winning a tough first set, Slovic found himself down in the second 2-5. The co-captain was able to break Spences' serve to force a tiebreaker where Slovic eventually won 7-2. Playing number four singles, Kuharszky won a three set match over Withell 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(10). In the third set tiebreaker, Kuharszky saved a match point by winning three straight points. David Chu was defeated in the sixth singles position by Memphis' Bryan Bankester 6-2, 7-5.
Next week the Dawgs will take on their cross-state rival, the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Washington has dominated the all-time series between the two programs with a 19-4 record in the Huskies favor. The match will take place in UW's Nordstrom Indoor Tennis Center on Friday March 10th at 5:00 pm. Gonzaga will be the Huskies final non-conference opponent before the Dawgs begin to defend their title in Pac-10 play.
No. 10 Washington def. Memphis; 6-1
March 5, 2006 Nordstrom Indoor Tennis Center
1. (37) Slovic/Daniel Chu (UW) def. Spence/Jetter (UM); 8-6
2. Kuharszky/Jank (UW) def. Brewer/Bankester (UM); 9-7
3. Insausti/Gerst (UW) def. Withell/Pilant (UM); 8-3
1. (19) Alex Slovic (UW) def. James Spence (UM); 6-4, 7-6(2)
2. (48) Jean-Noel Insausti (UW) def. Michael Jetter (UM); 6-1, 6-4
3. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Matt Brewer (UM); 6-2, 6-3
4. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Sam Withell (UM); 7-5, 4-6, 1-0(10)
5. Klaus Jank (UW) def. Garrison Pilant (UM); 7-5, 6-3
6. Bryan Bankester (UM) def. David Chu (UW); 6-2, 7-5
Order of Finish
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