Washington Men's Tennis Shuts Out Loyola Marymount, 7-0

March 31, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - The eighth-ranked University of Washington men's tennis team defeated Loyola Marymount, 7-0 this afternoon for their tenth-straight victory. The Huskies (16-4, 1-1) dominated the Lions, taking all three doubles matches and winning out in singles competition.

Washington earned the doubles point as all three teams came up victorious for the second match in a row. Husky duo Jeremy Berman and Andy Posavac defeated Carsten Bitschkus and Leopold Graeubig by a score of 8-3, to up their overall doubles record to 10-7 on the season. Dillon Ruby and Ari Strasberg took care of Johannes Asuja and Beau Berglund, 8-5. As a duo, Ruby and Strasberg have now won four out of their past five doubles matches. In the No. 3 position, Andrej Bizjak and Matt Hanlin defeated Ryan Gerstner and Erik Nelson-Kortland, 8-4. Bizjak and Hanlin are now 4-5 on the season.

In singles play, Washington earned all six victories, with only one match going into the third set. Senior Jeremy Berman won his eleventh-straight match, defeating Johannes Asuja in two sets, 6-1, 6-3. With the win, Berman passed Eric Drew for second place on UW's all-time list for career singles wins with 87. Chet Crile currently occupies first place with 108 wins. Playing in the No. 3 position, Andy Posavac bounced back to earn his first victory in three matches, taking care of Berglund, 6-1, 6-3. Posavac is now 13-3 on the season. Senior Marius Lunde faced Nelson-Kortland in the sixth spot and easily defeated the Lion, 6-1, 6-3. Washington also earned victories from Hanlin, Bizjak, and Strasberg.

The Huskies will take to the road to face conference opponents Arizona and Arizona State next weekend, April 6 and 7.

SINGLES1. Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Carsten Bitschkus (LM) (6-4, 6-1)2. Andrej Bizjak (UW) d. Leopold Graeubig (LM) (6-3, 0-6, 6-3)3. Andy Posavac (UW) d. Beau Berglund (LM) (6-1, 6-3)4. Jeremy Berman (UW) d. Johannes Asuja (LM) (6-1, 6-3)5. Ari Strasberg (UW) d. Ryan Gerstner (LM) (6-3, 6-4)6. Marius Lunde (UW) d. Erik Nelson-Kortland (LM) (6-1, 6-3)

DOUBLES1. Berman/Posavac (UW) d. Bitschkus/Graeubig (LM) (8-3)2. Dillon Ruby/Strasberg (UW) d. Asuja/Berglund (LM) (8-5)3. Bizjak/Hanlin (UW) d. Gerstner/Nelson-Kortland (LM) (8-4)

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