Alex Vlaski Falls In NCAA Singles Semifinal
May 25, 2003
ATHENS, Ga. - Washington sophomore Alex Vlaski fell one victory shy of advancing to the NCAA Men's Tennis Singles Final, suffering a three-set semifinal defeat to the tournament's third-seeded player from Illinois, Amer Delic, Sunday in Athens, Ga.
Vlaski, the first Husky to advance to the NCAA singles semifinals since 1999, lost the first set to Delic, 7-6, but came back to post a 6-3 win in the second. Delic then closed the door with a 6-2 victory in the third and final set.
Vlaski, ranked 10th in the nation, finished the 2003 season with an overall record of 37-8, two wins shy of the UW single season record of 39 set by Chet Crile in 1992-93. His trip to the Round of 16 guaranteed him his first career All-America honors, becoming the sixth All-American in the UW program.
In addition to his stellar run through the NCAA tournament (which included an upset of the top-seeded player), Vlaski's sophomore campaign also saw him advance to the Pac-10 singles final, the ITA Regional final, the ITA National Indoor Championships quarterfinals and the semifinals of the All-American Championships.
NCAA Singles Championship o Semifinals
#3 Amer Delic (Illinois) def. #10 Alex Vlaski (UW), 7-6, 3-6, 6-2