Husky Men's Tennis Spotless in The Great Northwest Shoot Out

Feb. 17, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - The 23rd-ranked Washington men's tennis team (8-0, 0-0) finished the last day of the Great Northwest Shoot Out with a 6-1 defeat over No. 49 Northwestern, to finish the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. The last time a Washington team started out this well was when the 1986 squad, under head coach Doug Ruffin, went 11-0 to begin the year.

UW started the afternoon out right, earning the doubles point with wins from the No. 1 and 2 doubles pairs. Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Georgen, Austria) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) teamed up to defeat Wildcat duo Ryan Edlefsen and Joost Hol, 8-4. Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) also took care of their opponents, Tom Hanus and Russell Bennett, 8-6.

Palmanshofer, playing No. 4 singles, was the first Husky to win, defeating Jackie Jenkins in two sets, 6-2, 6-2. Following right behind him was Ruby who beat Josh Axler at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-4. No. 44 Hanlin clinched the victory for Washington with a 6-4, 6-1, win over Ryan Edlefsen in the first singles slot. Hanlin is now 8-2 on the season.

No. 53 Vlaski notched his tenth win on the year with a 6-3, 6-2, defeat over Northwestern's Tom Hanus at No. 2 singles. Playing No. 4 singles, Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) was dominant in his 6-2, 6-1, win over Hol. Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel), playing in the third position rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the second set, but could not hold on as Jamie Sahara defeated him, 6-2, 6-4.

Washington will face Sacramento State on Fri., Feb. 22 at 4:00 p.m. in the Nordstrom Tennis Center to open a three-day homestand in which they will also face Texas Tech and Idaho.

No. 23 Washington vs. No. 49 NorthwesternNordstrom Tennis CenterSunday, February 17, 2002

SINGLES1. (44) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Ryan Edlefsen (NU) 6-4, 6-12. (53) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. Tom Hanus (NU) 6-3, 6-23. Jamie Sahara (NU) d. Ari Strasberg (UW) 6-2, 6-44. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) d. Jackie Jenkins (NU) 6-2, 6-25. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Joost Hol (NU) 6-2, 6-16. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Josh Axler (NU) 6-2, 6-4

DOUBLES1. Palmanshofer/Vlaski (UW) d. Edlefsen/Hol (NU) 8-42. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Hanus/Russell Bennett (NU) 8-63. Jenkins/Chuck Perrin (NU) d. Scharler/Strasberg (UW) 8-3

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