UW Men's Tennis Slides By Oregon, 4-3 in Non-Conference Play

Feb. 3, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 21 Washington men's tennis team (5-0, 0-0) defeated Oregon, 4-3, at the Student Tennis Center Sunday afternoon. The match does not count in conference play, as the two teams will meet up later this season in a Pac-10 dual.

For the first time this season, Washington dropped the doubles point to go down 0-1 prior to singles play. Playing in the No. 3 position, duo Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) and Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) were the only Huskies to come away with a win, defeating Manuel Kost and Johan Paalberg, 9-8. Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) could not hang on as Oded Teig and Sven Swinnen were victorious, 9-7. Husky duo Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Joergen, Austria) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) were also edged, 9-8, by Jason Menke and Martin Pawlowski.

Playing in the first singles slot, No. 44 Hanlin took care of Teig in two sets, 6-2, 6-2, for his fourth career win over the Duck. Freshman Palmanshofer rebounded from a loss in the first set to defeat Oregon's Pawlowski, 6-7, 6-2, 6-4. Ruby made things look easy in the No. 6 position with a 6-2, 6-0, convincing win over Greg Dubourdieu.

Strasberg played singles for the first time this dual season, defeating Menke in two sets, 7-5, 7-5.

Freshmen Vlaski and Scharler lost their first matches this year, having gone undefeated in their previous four attempts. Playing No. 2 singles, Vlaski was defeated by Kost in two sets, 7-6, 6-3, while Scharler lost to Oregon's Swinnen, 6-1, 6-2.

Washington's next action will be at home when they take on Indiana State, Louisville and Northwestern in the Great Northwest Shootout, Feb. 15-17, at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

No. 21 Washington vs. OregonStudent Tennis CenterSunday, February 3, 2002

SINGLES1. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Oded Teig (Ore) 6-2, 6-22. Manuel Kost (Ore) d. (53) Alex Vlaski (UW) 7-6, 6-33. Ari Strasberg (UW) d. Jason Menke (Ore) 7-5, 7-54. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) d. Martin Pawlowski (Ore) 6-7, 6-2, 6-45. Sven Swinnen (Ore) d. Peter Scharler (UW) 6-1, 6-26. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Greg Dubourdieu (Ore) 6-2, 6-0

DOUBLES1. Tieg/Swinnen (Ore) d. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) 9-72. Menke/Pawlowski (Ore) d. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) 9-83. Strasberg/Scharler (UW) d. Kost/Paalberg (Ore) 9-8

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