Alex Vlaski Ranked Fourth In ITA Preseason Singles Ranking

Sept. 4, 2003

SEATTLE, Wash. -Washington junior Alex Vlaski is ranked fourth in the nation according to the Preseason ITA Men's Tennis Singles Rankings, announced by the ITA on Wednesday.

Benedikt Dorsch from Baylor is the country's top-ranked singles player, followed by Georgia's Bo Hodge and UCLA's Tobias Clemens. Florida's Janne Holmia rounds out the top-five players. Team rankings are not released until January.

Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia), who earned All-America honors last year and ended the season with a final singles ranking of sixth in the nation, advanced to the 2003 NCAA singles semifinal before falling to the eventual champion, Amer Delic from Illinois. Vlaski compiled an overall singles record of 37-8, two wins shy of the UW season record of 39 set by Chet Crile in 1992-93.

In addition to his stellar NCAA run last year, Vlaski also advanced to the Pac-10 singles final, the ITA Regional final, the ITA National Indoor Championship quarterfinals, and the All-American Championships semifinals. He was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2002.

The Huskies' fall season gets underway with the All-American Championships held in Chattanooga, Tenn., Oct. 4-12.

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