Head Coach Matt Anger Gets 200th Victory as the Dawgs Defeat UCLA 4-3
April 15, 2006
SEATTLE, WA -- The No. 20 Washington men's tennis team (17-4, 4-1) won four of the six singles matches to edge out the No. 7 UCLA Bruins (15-5, 9-2). The contest was played in the Huskies' Nordstrom Tennis Center as was the previous meeting between the two teams during the ITA National Indoor Tournament. UCLA won the first meeting with a score of 4-1.
The Huskies were unable to fall into a consistent rhythm in doubles play resulting in loses on all three courts. The Huskies number one duo composed of Alex Slovic and Daniel Chu were the first to fall to the Bruins. Chu and Slovic lost to UCLA's Philip Gruendler and Ben Kohloeffel 8-3.
UCLA clinched the doubles team point on the second court where UW's Klaus Jank and Andy Kuharszky were defeated 8-5 by the Bruins' Haythem Abid and Chris Surapel. Doubles play was completed on the third court as Mike Ricks and Jean-Noel Insausti lost to Dehaine and Drean 8-6.
Down 0-1 the Dawgs rallied to win four of the six singles matches and upset the No. 7 Bruins. Klaus Jank lead the charge for UW on the sixth court where he defeated Mikie Look in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. UCLA soon resumed the lead as No. 1 Ben Kohloeffel defeated Washington's Slovic 6-3, 6-4 in the first singles position.
UCLA was able to obtain it's third team point as their fifth singles player was able to defeat Kuharszky 6-2, 6-4. Daniel Chu was victorious over Philip Gruendler on the fourth singles court winning the match 7-5, 6-4.
With the match at 2-3, it was up to the senior French transfers, Pierre Metenier and Jean-Noel Insausti, to pull out the win for the Dawgs. In the second singles position Metenier was able to battle back from losing the first set 1-6 to eventually winning the match over Dehaine Abid with a score of 1-6, 7-5, 6-2. Displaying his frustration after letting his early lead slip away, Abid threw his racquet after the match was completed resulting in a point violation for his poor sportsmanship. The point was given to Jean-Noel Insausti as the third set tiebreaker was tied at 5 apiece. The point gave Insausti a 6-5 lead in which he capitalized upon by serving out the match and defeating Dehaine 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5) thus giving Washington their forth straight conference win.
The Dawgs will finish out the Pac-10 season on Saturday Apr. 22 at 2:00 pm against regional rival Oregon in UW's Bill Quillian Stadium (weather permitting). The Ducks are 0-5 in conference play this season and 6-14 overall. Washington faced Oregon earlier this season in Eugene, where the Huskies defeated the Ducks 6-1. The overall series between the two programs stands at 109-6-1.
No. 20 Washington def. No. 7 UCLA; 4-3
April 15, 2006 Nordstrom Indoor Tennis Center
1. Gruendler/Kohloeffel (UCLA) def. (33) Slovic/Daniel Chu (UW); 8-3
2. Abid/Surapel (UCLA) def. Kuharszky/Jank (UW); 8-5
3. Dehaine/Drean (UCLA) def. David Chu/Ricks (UW); 8-6
1. (1) Ben Kohloeffel (UCLA) def. (19) Alex Slovic (UW); 6-0, 6-2
2. Pierre Metenier (UW) def. Haythem Abid (UCLA); 1-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. (90) Jean-Noel Insausti (UW) def. Mathieu Dehaine (UCLA); 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5)
4. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Philip Gruendler (UCLA); 7-5, 6-4
5. Chris Surapel (UCLA) def. Andy Kuharszky (UW); 6-2, 6-4
6. Klaus Jank (UW) def. Mikie Look (UCLA); 6-4, 6-1
Order of Finish
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