UW Men's Tennis Shuts Out UCSB For Second Win on Season

Jan. 26, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - The No. 22 Washington men's tennis team (2-0, 0-0) defeated UC Santa Barbara, 7-0, late Saturday evening for their second win on the year. The Huskies claimed all six singles matches, while earning the doubles point with two out of three wins in pairs play.

For the second night in a row, Washington was flawless in positions one through six, with No. 44 Matt Hanlin competing in the first spot. The junior out of Birmingham, England went head-to-head with 76th- ranked Carlos Palencia of UCSB and defeated the Gaucho in two sets, 6-4, 6-2.

Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Joergen, Austria) clinched the win for Washington with a 6-3, 6-4, win over UCSB's Michael Placek in the third position. No. 53 Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) was also victorious in his second career match, defeating Marcin Kosakowski in two sets, 6-4, 6-2.

Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) was smooth and efficient in his 6-4, 6-1, win over Alex Anselme, while junior Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) handled Alex Yaftali in two sets, 6-4, 6-3. In the No. 6 position, sophomore Nick Weiss (Santa Monica, Calif.) rebounded from a loss in the second set to claim his match, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, against Marcio Pepe.

Husky tandem Scott Felsenthal (Memphis, Tenn.) and Scharler earned their first win on the year by way of defeating Yaftali/Leshinsky, 9-7. In the second doubles spot, Hanlin and Ruby defeated Placek/Anselme 8-5, giving Washington a 1-0 advantage prior to singles play.

The Huskies will wrap up their weekend action tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. against un-ranked Gonzaga in the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

No. 22 Washington vs. UC Santa BarbaraNordstrom Tennis CenterSaturday, January 26, 2002

SINGLES1. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. (76) Carlos Palencia (UCSB) 6-4, 6-22. (53) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. Marcin Kosakowski (UCSB) 6-4, 6-23. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) d. Michael Placek (UCSB) 6-3, 6-44. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Alex Anselme (UCSB) 6-4, 6-15. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Alex Yaftali (UCSB) 6-4, 6-36. Nick Weiss (UW) d. Marcio Pepe (UCSB) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

DOUBLES1. Palencia/Kosakowski (UCSB) d. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) 9-82. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Placek/Anselme (UCSB) 8-53. Scott Felsenthal/Scharler (UW) d. Yaftali/Ilya Leshinsky (UCSB) 9-7

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