UW Men's Tennis Blanks Hofstra

May 12, 2001

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The 18th-ranked Washington men's tennis team (19-7, 3-4) defeated unranked Hofstra Saturday afternoon, 4-0, in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships on the campus of Harvard University.

The Huskies jumped off to a fast start as they claimed two of out three doubles matches. Playing in the No. 1 position senior duo Jeremy Berman and Andy Posavac defeated Sergey Mikeladze and Chris Conrad, 8-2. Matt Hanlin and Andrej Bizjak quickly blanked the Pride's No. 3 duo of Sergio Teixeira and Peter Harjes, 8-0. Dillon Ruby and Ari Strasberg did not finish their match.

With a 1-0 advantage, Washington went to work in singles play. Jeremy Berman, playing in the No. 3 position for the Huskies, met up with Hofstra's Teixeira and won the match, 6-1, 6-0. Sophomore Dillon Ruby faced Harjes in the sixth position and defeated him in two sets, 6-0, 6-1. Matt Hanlin, who is currently ranked 55th by the ITA took on Mikeladze and defeated him in two sets, 6-2, 6-0, clinching the win for the Huskies. Andrej Bizjak, Ari Strasberg, and Marius Lunde were unable to finish their matches.

Washington will face the winner of the Harvard-Notre Dame match in the second round of play on Sunday at noon.

SINGLES1. Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Sergey Mikeladze (HOF) 6-2, 6-02. Andrej Bizjak (UW) vs. Chris Conrad (HOF) DNF3. Jeremy Berman (UW) d. Sergio Teixeira (HOF) 6-1, 6-04. Ari Strasberg (UW) vs. Duane Williams (HOF) DNF5. Marius Lunde (UW) vs. James Tsai (HOF) DNF6. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Peter Harjes (HOF) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES1. Berman/Andy Posavac (UW) d. Mikeladze/Conrad 8-22. Ruby/Strasberg (UW) vs. Williams/Tsai (HOF) DNF3. Hanlin/Bizjak (UW) d. Teixeira/Harjes (HOF) 8-0

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