Slovic Marches on at ITA West Regionals

Oct. 22, 2006

STANFORD, Calif. -- The demise of the No. 1 seed Alex Slovic has been greatly exaggerated at the ITA Northwest Regionals being held in Stanford, Calif. Slovic fought off three match points on Sunday in the quarterfinals singles bracket to defeat the No. 6 seed Kalim Stewart of Cal to advance to the semifinals. Slovic defeated Stewart 6-7 (5), 7-6 (9), 6-2 in the three-set marathon.

It was erroneously reported that Slovic lost on Saturday in the Round of 16, but he actually won his match against Fresno State's Rudolf Siwy to advance to today's quarterfinals.

Slovic is also the No. 1 seed in the doubles bracket, pairing with Daniel Chu, but he wasn't as fortunate in his fate as he was on the singles side. Chu and Slovic won their Round of 16 match 8-4 against Fresno State's Charles Irie and Rudolf Siwy, but were upset in the quarterfinals by the No. 7 seed from Stanford Paul Morrissey and Blake Muller, 8-5.

The lone Husky duo that has survived the doubles bracket is the No. 14-seeded pair of Andy Kuharszky and Derek Drabble. Kuharszky and Drabble knocked off the No. 5 seed Geoff Chizever and John Petit of California 9-7 in the Round of 16 and then went on to upset the No. 4 seed Matt Seeberger and Andreas Weber of Hawaii 8-6 in the quarterfinals. They will face Morrissey and Muller in the semifinals.

The other Huskies doubles team that competed Sunday was Patrik Fischer and Mike Ricks, who won their Round of 16 match 8-6 against No. 11 Joel Kusnierz and Adam Fauvre of Saint Mary's before losing in the quarterfinals to the No. 2 seeds, Pierre Mouillon and Daniel Sebescen of Cal 8-5.

Slovic will face the winner of Hawaii's Andreas Weber and Hawaii's Sascha Heinmann on Monday at 1 p.m., while Kuharszky and Drabble will play their semifinals match Monday at 9 a.m.

Daily results and schedules can be found at www.tennisinformation.com.

Husky Singles Results
(Quarterfinals)
No. 1 Alex Slovic, UW def. No. 6 Kalim Stewart, Cal 6-7 (5), 7-6 (9), 6-2

Husky Doubles Results
(Quarterfinals)
No. 14 Andy Kuharszky/Derek Drabble, UW def. No. 4 Matt Seeberger/Andreas Weber, Hawaii 8-6
No. 7 Paul Morrissey/Blake Muller, Stanford def. No. 1 Slovic/Daniel Chu, UW 8-5
No. 2 Pierre Mouillon/Daniel Sebescen, Cal def. Patrik Fischer/Mike Ricks, UW 8-5

(Round of 16)
No. 1 Slovic/Chu, UW def. Charles Irie/Rudolf Siwy, Fresno St. 8-4
No. 14 Kuharszky/Drabble, UW def. No. 5 Geoff Chizever/John Petit, Cal 9-7
Fischer/Ricks, UW def. No. 11 Joel Kusnierz/Adam Fauvre, St. Mary's 8-6

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