Men's Tennis Completes Sweep of Arizona Schools in 7-0 Win Over ASU

April 6, 2002

SEATTLE, Wa. - The No. 31 Washington men's tennis team earned revenge for a 4-2 loss earlier this season against Arizona State, defeating the 38th-ranked Sun Devils 7-0 Saturday afternoon at the Quillian Stadium. The Huskies improved to 16-4 overall and 2-2 in Pac-10 play.

UW recorded its twelfth shutout on the year, notching two of three doubles victories and all six singles matches.

Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) and Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) upset the No. 21 duo of Mitchell Bowen and Matt Klinger, 9-7 on the top court. Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and Dillon Ruby (Westlake Village, Calif.) defeated Olivier Charroin and Chris Stewart 8-6 to give Washington the doubles point.

The Huskies were dominant in singles play as only one match went into a third set. Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) rebounded from a loss in the second set to claim the victory over Chris Stewart, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. No. 46 Vlaski pulled off his second upset of the day, defeating No. 31 Klinger in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5.

No. 68 Hanlin earned his seventeenth win on the year by defeating Pim Van Mele, 7-6, 6-1, while Christoph Palmanshofer (St. Georgen, Austria) returned after having not played in yesterday's match to defeat Mirza Duranovic, 6-2, 6-3.

Strasberg, playing No. 4 singles, defeated Clinton Letcher in convincing fashion, 6-1, 6-1, while Ruby was also victorious in the sixth spot, beating Charroin, 6-4, 6-1. Ruby is now 14-2 this dual season.

Washington will host conference opponents UCLA and USC next Fri. and Sat., April 12 and 13 respectively, with both matches played at the Quillian Stadium.

No. 31 Washington vs. No. 38 Arizona StateBill Quillian StadiumSaturday, April 6, 2002

SINGLES1. (t46) Alex Vlaski (UW) d. (31) Matt Klinger (ASU) 6-4, 7-52. (68) Matt Hanlin (UW) d. Pim Van Mele (ASU) 7-6, 6-13. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) d. (119) Mirza Duranovic (ASU) 6-2, 6-34. Ari Strasberg (UW) d. Clinton Letcher (ASU) 6-1, 6-15. Peter Scharler (UW) d. Chris Stewart (ASU) 6-4, 4-6, 6-16. Dillon Ruby (UW) d. Olivier Charroin (ASU) 6-4, 6-1

DOUBLES1. Strasberg/Vlaski (UW) d. (21) Mitchell Bowen/Klinger (ASU) 9-72. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) d. Charroin/Stewart (ASU) 8-63. Letcher/Van Mele (ASU) d. Palmanshofer/Nick Weiss (UW) 8-2

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