#4 Baylor Hands Huskies First Loss

Feb. 1, 2008

WACO, Texas - Fourth-ranked Baylor proved too strong on their home courts today as the 37th-ranked Huskies (2-1) suffered their first defeat, 7-0, at the Baylor Tennis Center.

At No. 1 singles, junior Patrik Fischer hung tough for a set with two-time All-American Lars Poerschke, but the Baylor senior took the set in a tiebreak, then won the second set, 6-3. Senior Andy Kuharszky fell in straight sets at No. 2 singles to 10th-ranked Denes Lukacs.

Washington's best showing came from freshman Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan at No. 3 singles. He stormed out to a 6-1 first set win over 80th-ranked David Galic, but Galic fought back to win the next to sets, 6-4, 7-5. Fellow freshman Tobi Obenaus was up 3-2 in the first set with Gwen Corches at fourth singles, but Corches caught fire and won going away, 6-3, 6-1.

Junior Ryo Sekiguchi continued to fight after losing the first set, 6-2, to Jordan Rux at No. 5. Sekiguchi leveled the second set at 5-5, but Rux earned the final two games. Dominik Mueller defeated sophomore Derek Drabble, 6-2, 6-1, at sixth singles.

The Bears got the early momentum via a doubles point sweep. The closest match was at No. 3, where freshmen Brad Bator and Martin Kildahl came within an 8-5 margin of Lukacs and Bucko.

Sunday looms large for the Huskies as well, as they move on to College Station, Texas to face 22nd-ranked Texas A&M at 11 a.m. PT.

Washington Men's Tennis
2/1/08 - Waco, Texas
Baylor Tennis Center

No. 4 Baylor 7, No. 37 Washington 0

Doubles
1. Galic/Rux (BU) def. Drabble/Fischer (UW) 8-3
2. Poerschke/Mueller (BU) def. Kuharszky/Nedunchezhiyan (UW) 8-4
3. Lukacs/Bucko (BU) def. Bator/Kildahl (UW) 8-5
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles
1. Lars Poerschke (BU) def. Patrik Fischer (UW) 7-6 (1), 6-3
2. #10 Denes Lukacs (BU) def. Andy Kuharszky (UW) 6-2, 6-3
3. #80 David Galic (BU) def. Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (UW) 1-6, 6-4, 7-5
4. Gwen Corches (BU) def. Tobi Obenaus (UW) 6-3, 6-1
5. Jordan Rux (BU) def. Ryo Sekiguchi (UW) 6-2, 7-5
6. Dominik Mueller (BU) def. Derek Drabble (UW) 6-2, 6-1
Order of finish: 6, 2, 4, 1, 5, 3

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