Alex Vlaski Wins National Singles Title At All-American Championships
Oct. 12, 2003
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Washington's Alex Vlaski, the No. 4 seed, upset No. 1 Benedikt Dorsch from Baylor, 6-1, 2-6, 6-1, to win the national singles final at the Icy Hot/ITA Men's All-American Championships at the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn., Sunday.
Vlaski, a junior from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, became the first Husky to reach the ITA All-American singles final and is the first to win a national title since Wallace Scott won the NCAA title in 1924. Vlaski was playing in his first national final after reaching two semifinals and one quarterfinal last season.
'I finally won a national tournament and it feels good to have beaten so many great players,' Vlaski said.
Vlaski beat three players ranked in the top-20 of the ITA rankings this week en route to his national title. Vlaski played in the finals just following the continuation of his semifinal contest that had began Saturday but was postponed until this morning due to rain. He defeated Tulane's Michael Kogan in the semifinal, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, to advance to the final.
2003 Icy Hot/ITA All-American Championships
(4) Alex Vlaski (UW) def. (6) Michael Kogan (Tulane), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
(4) Alex Vlaski (UW) def. (1) Benedikt Dorsch (Baylor), 6-1, 2-6, 6-1