Men's Tennis Hits the Road

Feb. 28, 2007

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THIS WEEK: After being home for all seven matches in February (7-0 record during the homestand), Washington hits the road for most of March. They will begin a stretch of six-out-of-seven matches away from Seattle with a two match swing through the Midwest. The No. 15 Huskies (9-1) will first travel to the Twin Cities and face No. 24 Minnesota (7-2) on Saturday, March 3 at 12 p.m. and then head to South Bend, Ind., and take on No. 9 Notre Dame (10-2) on Monday, March 5 at 12 p.m.

SCOUTING MINNESOTA: No. 24 Minnesota (7-2) is under the direction of first year head coach Geoff Young, the former head man at the University of Denver. The Golden Gophers two losses came at the hands of top 25 teams, No. 18 Wake Forest and No. 25 Rice. Washington is 5-2 all-time against Minnesota, including a 5-2 win at Nordstrom Tennis Center last February. Five of Minnesota's singles players from last year's match are still on the Maroon and Gold's roster.

SCOUTING NOTRE DAME: The ninth-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (10-2) enters the weekend with a victory in 10 of its last 11 matches. The Irish went 2-1 at the recently held USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships. Three of Notre Dame's singles players are ranked in the latest ITA singles poll, led by senior Stephen Bass who is No. 11. Sheeva Parbhu is ranked No. 27, while sophomore Brett Helgeson in No. 94. The doubles team of senior Ryan Keckley and Parbhu is ranked ninth in the country. The Huskies are 2-0 all-time against Notre Dame. The Washington-Notre Dame match will be available to fans via live stats at the following link: http://und.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/spec-rel/nd-m-tennis-live-updates.html

DAWG BITES:

  • Andy Kuharszky leads the Dawgs with a team-best 9-1 dual-match singles record, 16-2 overall. He has won a team-best seven-straight matches.
  • The Huskies are 23-5 in doubles during dual-match play this season. The duo of Patrik Fischer and Michael Ricks are a team best 7-2, 14-3 overall. They reached a ranking as high as No. 35 during the season.
  • Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic are 26-11 all-time in dual matches as the No. 1 doubles team.
  • The Huskies are 42-12 in singles during dual match play this season. Andy Kuharszky (9-1), Daniel Chu (7-1), and Patrik Fischer (6-1) are a combined 22-3 this season.
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