UW's Matt Hanlin Ends Season in the Round of 16 of NCAA Tennis Tournament

May 26, 2001

ATHENS, Ga. --Washington's Matt Hanlin was defeated 6-1, 6-1 by No. 14 Brian Vahaly of Virginia in the round of 16 of the NCAA men's singles championships Saturday morning at the University of Georgia's Magill Tennis Complex.

Hanlin, along with fellow Husky Andrej Bizjak, were selected as alternates for the 64-man singles competition. In the opening round, Hanlin faced No. 57 Rameez Junaid of Auburn and won the match in three sets, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4. Facing Erik Scharf of St. John's in the second round, Hanlin took care of him in two sets, 6-3, 6-2.

Washington is coming off of its best season ever, having reached the round of 16 of the NCAA men's team championships. The Huskies lost to the Bruins, 4-1, in their final match of the year.

NCAA Men's Tennis ChampionshipsDan Magill Tennis Complex, Athens, Ga.

Singles (round of 16)No. 14 Brian Vahaly (Virginia) def. No. 55 Matt Hanlin (Washington), 6-1, 6-1

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