UW's Hanlin Advances to Second Round of ITA All-American Championships

Oct. 11, 2001

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Washington men's tennis player Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) advanced to the second round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's All-American Championships Thursday afternoon where he was defeated by Stanford's No. 3 seed K.J. Hippensteel, (6-3, 6-4).

Earlier in the morning during the first round of play, Hanlin took care of Indiana State's Stefan Hirn in two sets, (7-5, 6-1).

This is the second time in Hanlin's career that he has played in the All-American tournament. Last year in the first round Hanlin was defeated by Tennessee's Adam Carey by a score of (6-2, 6-2). In the consolation round, he rebounded to earn a victory over Jorge Abos-Sanchez of Nebraska (3-6, 6-3, 7-6[5]). Advancing to the second round, Hanlin faced Pepperdine's Sebastien Graeff and was defeated, (2-6, 7-6[1], 6-2).

Washington will continue its fall season with the ITA Regional Championships in the latter part of October, followed by the ITA National Championships in November. The Huskies open their regular season on January 25, 2002 with a home match against Portland.

ITA All-American ChampionshipsFirst RoundMatt Hanlin (WASH) def. Stefan Hirn (Ind. St.) 7-5, 6-1

Second Round(3) K.J. Hippensteel (Stan) def. Matt Hanlin (WASH) 6-3, 6-4

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