No. 15 Huskies Sweep Aside No. 75 Portland
Feb. 16, 2007
SEATTLE - The Washington men's tennis team (7-1) had no problem with the 75th-ranked Portland Pilots (3-3) on Friday night, winning 7-0 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. The No. 15 Huskies won every doubles match and did not drop a set in singles to improve 46-0 all-time against Portland.
Alex Slovic and Daniel Chu each won their doubles matches to move past Eric Drew into the top spot on the career victory list with 73. Slovic also moved into a third-place tie with Drew for most combined doubles and singles wins in a career with 158, while Chu cracked the top 10 with his 136th combined wins.
After the Huskies jumped to a 1-0 lead, Slovic, the 98th-ranked singles player in the nation, came off the court first with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Filip Zivkovic. The win was his 85th singles win, one behind Drew for fifth most in school history.
Senior Mike Ricks followed closely behind with a 6-4, 6-4 win at the No. 6 match.
Andy Kuharszky, playing No. 2 singles for only the second time in his career, breezed through his first set before hitting a speed bump. Kuharszky trailed 5-1 in the second set before rattling off six-consecutive games to take down Portland's Alex Strom.
Patrick Fischer finished off the Pilots 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 4 singles to complete the clean sweep.
'I think we were sharp from our matches last week,' said Husky Head Coach Matt Anger in reference to the Huskies playing four times last week. 'We started slow in some spots but were able to get back on track. We're not going to be able to do that anymore though, as we have some really tough matches coming up.'
The Huskies will take a week off before to returning to action next Friday in a non-conference match against Oregon at 4 pm at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Friday, Feb. 16, 2007; Seattle, Wash.
#75 Portland (3-3) at #15 Washington (7-1)
UW 7, Portland 0
1. Kuharszky/Slovic (UW) def. Zivkovic/Jager (UP), 8-3
2. #35 Fischer/Ricks (UW) def. Strom/Yemm (UP), 8-5
3. Daniel Chu/Holden Ching (UW) def. Kincaid/Evan Schleining (UP), 8-1
1. #98 Alex Slovic (UW) def. Filip Zivkovic (UP), 6-4, 6-1
2. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Alex Strom (UP), 6-1, 7-5
3. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Colby Jager (UP), 6-3, 6-4
4. Patrik Fischer (UW) def. Joel Kincaid (UP), 6-3, 6-3
5. David Chu (UW) def. Charlie Yemm (UP), 6-2, 6-0
6. Mike Ricks (UW) def. Scott Kennel (UP), 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish:
Doubles: 3, 2, 1
Singles: 1, 6, 5, 3, 2, 4