Three Huskies Named To Pac-10 Men's Tennis All-Academic Team

June 13, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Three Huskies were named to the Pac-10 Men's Tennis All-Academic Team, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today, with senior Ari Strasberg and sophomore Alex Vlaski earning first-team honors, while sophomore Peter Scharler was an honorable mention selection.

Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel) was selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team for the second consecutive season with a 3.50 grade point average in business administration. Strasberg paired with Vlaski to earn a final national doubles ranking of No. 38. Strasberg finished his senior season with a 6-10 singles record and a 13-15 doubles mark.

Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) earns his first selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic team with a 3.56 GPA in business administration. Vlaski, who earned ITA All-America honors and ended the season with final national singles ranking of No. 6, tallied a singles record of 37-8 and a doubles mark of 15-15. Vlaski advanced to the semifinals at the NCAA Singles Championship and the finals of the Pac-10 Singles Championship.

Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) joins Vlaski as a first-time honoree with an honorable mention selection to the team. Scharler has a 3.31 GPA in economics. Scharler culminated his sophomore campaign with a singles mark of 16-5 and a doubles record of 14-6.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

First Team
Carl Hagman, ARIZ Jr. 3.67 Journalism
David Martin, STAN Sr.. 3.72 American Studies
Jon Stott, ASU Jr. 3.75 Communications
Ari Strasberg, WASH Sr. 3.50 Business Administration
Balazs Veress, CAL Jr. 3.76 Business Administration
Alex Vlaski, WASH So. 3.56 Business Administration

Second Team
Patrick Briaud, CAL So. 3.52 Undeclared
Olivier Charroin, ASU Jr. 3.44 Finance
Tobias Clemens, UCLA Jr. 3.27 Economics
John Paul Fruttero, CAL Sr. 3.16 Undeclared
Carter Morris, STAN Jr. 3.56 Sociology
Sven Swinnen, ORE So. 3.60 Undeclared

HONORABLE MENTION: Prakash Amritraj, So., USC; Erfan Djahangiri, Sr., UCLA; Joe Kao, Jr., STAN; Manuel Kost, So., ORE; Daniel Langre, So., USC; Peter Scharler, So., WASH; Ruben Torres, Jr., USC; William Dean Wallace, RSFr., CAL; Wayne Wong, Jr., CAL.

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