Huskies Complete Successful First Day At ITA Regionals

Oct. 18, 2003

EUGENE, ORE -- Five singles players and three doubles teams representing Washington men's tennis turned in first round wins, Friday, at the ITA Regionals hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. All advance to the second round of competition that begins Saturday at 8 a.m.

Freshman Daniel Chu, junior Christoph Palmanshofer, freshman Alex Slovic, junior Peter Scharler and senior Nick Weiss all picked up first round singles wins in the first day of the four-day tourney. All three Husky doubles teams that competed in Friday's first-round also emerged victorious.

In the singles bracket, Chu, a ninth-seed, defeated Francisco Zepponi (Santa Clara) in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, while Palmanshofer, also a No. 9 seed, took care of Adam Fauvre (St. Mary's), 6-1, 6-1. Slovic, Washington's top-seeded singles player in this tournament at No. 6, defeated Ben Hidalgo (Santa Clara), 7-6, 6-0. Scharler downed Oregon's Chris King in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, and Weiss took care of Andreas Peterson (Cal) in three, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

In doubles action, the UW tandem of junior Scott Felsenthal and freshman Mike Ricks advanced to the second round with an 8-5 victory over Taylor Bedilion and Kevin McQuaid from Santa Clara. Chu and Weiss paired to defeat another Santa Clara team in the first round, Ted Blosser and Hidalgo, 8-4. The third UW pair, Palmanshofer and Scharler, defeated Martin Marechal and Andre Sion from St. Mary's, 8-5.

UW's top doubles pair, No. 1 seed Slovic and Vlaski, received a first-round bye and will also compete in Saturday's second round.

Ricks, freshman Chris Floyd and Felsenthal suffered first round singles losses and will continue to compete in the consolation singles bracket on Saturday.

The ITA Regionals continue through Mon., Oct. 20, with the singles finalists and the doubles champion advancing to the ITA National Indoor Championships at the University of Michigan, Nov. 6-9.

2003 ITA Men's Regionals
University of Oregon -- Eugene, Ore.

Singles - First Round(9) Daniel Chu (UW) def. Francisco Zepponi (Santa Clara), 6-4, 6-1
Dean Wallace (Cal) def. Mike Ricks (UW), 7-5, 6-2
Patrick Briaud (Cal) def. Chris Floyd (UW), 6-3, 7-5
(9) Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) def. Adam Fauvre (St. Mary's), 6-1, 6-1
(6) Alex Slovic (UW) def. Ben Hidalgo (Santa Clara), 7-6, 6-0
Peter Miskovic (Portland) def. Scott Felsenthal (UW), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Peter Scharler (UW) def. Chris King (Oregon), 6-4, 6-4
Nick Weiss (UW) def. Andreas Peterson (Cal), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles - First Round
Alex Slovic/Alex Vlaski (UW), bye
Scott Felsenthal/Mike Ricks (UW) def. Taylor Bedilion/Kevin McQuaid (Santa Clara), 8-5
Daniel Chu/Nick Weiss (UW) def. Ted Blosser/Ben Hidalgo (Santa Clara), 8-4
Christoph Palmanshofer/Peter Scharler (UW) def. Martin Marechal/Andre Sion (St. Mary's), 8-5

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