Gonzaga Up Next For No. 15 Huskies

March 7, 2007

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THIS WEEK: The Washington men's tennis team (9-3) returns home for a match against cross-state rival Gonzaga (5-6) on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. PT before hitting the road for four-consecutive matches. Washington has lost two-straight matches, while Gonzaga brings a three-match win streak to the Nordstrom Tennis Center. Admission and parking (see below left) to the match is free and, as usual, free pizza and soft drinks will be served between the doubles and singles matches. Fans that cannot attend the match in person can follow along on GoHuskies.com as we'll carry live stats and live video.

SCOUTING GONZAGA: Gonzaga (5-6) has won three-straight matches after dropping their previous three matches. Gonzaga and Washington have faced two common opponents: Oregon and Portland. The Bulldogs are 0-2, while UW is 2-0 against those common opponents. Washington holds the 7-0 all-time advantage over the Bulldogs. Four Bulldogs hail from the state of Washington, including No. 1 singles player Bryce Cooper from Yakima.

DAWG BITES:

  • Andy Kuharszky leads the Dawgs with a team-best 9-3 dual-match singles record, 16-4 overall. He has lost two straight after establishing a team-best seven-match win streak. The Huskies are 43-22 (.662) in singles during dual match play this season.
  • The Huskies are 27-7 (.794) in doubles during dual-match play this season. The duo of Patrik Fischer and Michael Ricks are a team best 8-3, 15-4 overall. They reached a ranking as high as No. 35 during the season.
  • Daniel Chu and Alex Slovic are 28-11 all-time in dual matches as the No. 1 doubles team, including 4-0 this season. The duo's best win this season is an upset of the No. 9 nationally ranked team of Ryan Keckley and Sheeva Parbhu of Notre Dame.
  • Husky players are 0-11 against ranked opponents in singles play during dual matches this season, and 1-2 against ranked doubles foes.
  • Washington is 9-0 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center, but 0-3 on the road this season. All three of the road losses were against teams ranked in the top-25. Washington has lost five-straight on the road against teams ranked in the top 25 (last win: April 2, 2005 at #12 USC, 4-3).
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