Slovic Ranked 25th in Final ITA Singles Poll
June 1, 2007
Seattle, Wash. - Alex Slovic's remarkable run to the NCAA Men's Singles Championship semifinals propelled him to No. 25 in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association's singles rankings. Slovic's previous season-high ranking was 24th in the pre-season poll.
Slovic traveled to Athens, Georgia, site of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, as the 64th ranked player and the sixth alternate for the field. He only made the field after six other players dropped out.
Slovic went on to record four upset victories before the tournament's No. 1 seed and eventual NCAA runner up John Isner beat him in three sets. Slovic beat Illinois' Ryan Rowe (ranked 19th in the final ITA poll) in the first round, Notre Dame's Stephen Bass (10th) in the second round, Mississippi's Robbye Poole (33rd) in the round of 16, and Jesse Levine (3rd) of Florida in the quarterfinals.
Prior to the NCAA Tournament, Slovic was 3-8 against ranked opponents. His most prominent win prior to the tournament was over Cal's Pierre Mouillon (28th in the final poll) on April 6.
Slovic finished the season 25-12 and his Husky career with a 101-42 singles record, the fourth most wins in UW history. He also ends his career as the school's all-time doubles wins leader (83) and combined wins leader (184).
The Husky men's team ended up 35th in the final ITA team poll, while the Husky women finished the season ranked 72nd.