UW's Dillon Ruby Advances to Quarterfinals of Pac-10 Invitational

April 26, 2001

OJAI, Calif. - University of Washington men's tennis player Dillon Ruby, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Invitational Championships at Libbey Park in Ojai, Calif. this afternoon. Ruby, a sophomore from Westlake Village, Calif., posted a 6-3, 6-1 win over USC's Scott Merryman in the first round. Playing in the round of 16, Ruby took on Ben Miles, a No. 8 seed from California, and defeated the Golden Bear, 6-4, 6-1, to improve his overall season record to 12-3.

The top four seeds for Washington were all defeated in singles play. No. 16 seed Andrej Bizjak faced Tobias Clemens of UCLA and was defeated in three tight sets, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. Sophomore Ari Strasberg was defeated by Ryan Haviland of Stanford, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Matt Hanlin, who played in the first position all year for the Huskies took on Ruben Torres of USC and was defeated by the Trojan in two tiebreakers, 7-6(1), 7-6(6). Jeremy Berman was also defeated by John Paul Fruttero of California in three sets, 7-6, 6-7(8), 6-4.

In Invitational singles play, Washington's Marius Lunde was defeated by Jarrod Eckermann of USC in two sets, 7-6, 6-2. Playing as a No. 5 seed, redshirt freshman Matt Leon was defeated by Oregon's No. 6 seed Chris King, 6-4, 6-1. Freshman Michael Rubin was also defeated in the first round by Erik Dmytruk of Cal, 7-5, 6-2.

The quarterfinals and all consolation rounds in singles play will begin tomorrow, Fri., April 27 at 8 a.m. The first two rounds of doubles competition will also begin tomorrow, while the championships for both singles and doubles will be held on Sun., April 29.

Invitational Singles-Round of 16#26 Dillon Ruby (UW) d. #28 Ben Miles (Cal) 6-4, 6-1

Pac-10 Singles- Round of 32#15 Tobias Clemens (UCLA) d. #16 Andrej Bizjak (UW) 7-6, 5-7, 7-6#23 Ryan Haviland (Stan) d. #24 Ari Strasberg (UW) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3#27 Ruben Torres (USC) d. #28 Matt Hanlin (UW) 7-6(1), 7-6(6)#32 John Paul Fruttero (Cal) d. #31 Jeremy Berman (UW) 7-6, 6-7(8), 6-4

Invitational Singles-Round of 32#6 Chris King (Ore) d. #5 Matt Leon (UW) 6-4, 6-1#9 Erik Dmytruk (Cal) d. #10 Michael Rubin (UW) 7-5, 6-2#17 Jarrod Eckermann (ASU) d. #18 Marius Lunde (UW) 7-6, 6-2#26 Dillon Ruby (UW) d. #25 Scott Merryman (USC) 6-3, 6-1

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