Hanlin, Vlaski Selected To Compete In NCAA Singles Championship

May 1, 2003

SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington men's tennis players senior Matt Hanlin and sophomore Alex Vlaski have been selected to compete in the 64-player field of the NCAA Individual Singles Championship in Athens, Ga., the NCAA announced today.

The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 21-26 in Athens, Ga., following the conclusion of the team championship held May 16-20.

Hanlin will aim to become UW's first two-time All-American in his third straight appearance in the singles championship, while Vlaski will make his second-consecutive trip to NCAAs. Last year, Vlaski advanced to the second round before falling to Stanford's David Martin, while Hanlin fell in the first round to Vanderbilt's Bobby Reynolds. As a sophomore in 2001, Hanlin was chosen as an alternate and ended up earning All-America honors by advancing to the Round of 16.

The 16th-seeded Huskies will begin competition as a team versus American in the first round of the NCAA Championships in San Diego, Saturday, May 10, at 9 a.m. PT.

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