Anger, Vlaski Claim Washington Doubles Title
Aug. 2, 2009
SEATTLE - The Washington State Open tennis tourney concluded today at the Seattle Tennis Club, and a pair of Husky stars teamed up to claim the men's doubles title today. Current UW head coach Matt Anger partnered up with one of his greatest players, 2005 grad Alex Vlaski, and both teacher and pupil showed they still have plenty of game.
Anger, the winningest coach in UW history, and Vlaski, the UW career singles wins leader, defeated Angelo Niculescu and Ryan Pang in today's final by a 6-4, 6-1 count. Their toughest match in the tourney came in the semifinals against another ex-Husky All-American, as Eric Drew and his partner Brett Joelson took his former coach to three close sets before Anger and Vlaski won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4. Drew and Vlaski both reached the NCAA Singles Semifinals in their careers.
Other UW doubles results included current players Derek Drabble and Skyler Tateishi reaching the quarterfinals before having to withdraw due to an injury. 2009 grad David Chu and redshirt freshman Aaron Wong also made the quarters, while Brad Bator and Matt Stith got to the round of 16.
In the singles draw, Tateishi made the round of 16, defeating Stith in a third-set tiebreak in the second round. Bator and Chu also advanced to the round of 16.
Finally, in mixed doubles play, Tateishi teamed up with Denise Dy of the Husky women's team and the two marched through to the final but fell short today against Suzanne Matzenauer and Stephen Robertson, 6-3, 6-2.