Palmanshofer and Slovic Advance To Singles Quarterfinals At ITA Regionals

Oct. 19, 2003

EUGENE, ORE - Junior Christoph Palmanshofer and freshman Alex Slovic led Washington men's tennis in the second day of the ITA Regional Championships hosted by the University of Oregon, Saturday, each picking up a pair of wins and advancing to Sunday's singles quarterfinals. Three of Washington's four doubles teams also won second-round contests and will play in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

Slovic, the tournament's sixth-seeded player, downed Kuni Minato from Cal, 6-0, 6-1, in the second round, before another straight-set victory over James Wan from Stanford, 7-5, 6-1, in the Round of 16. Ninth-seeded Palmanshofer defeated Thabani Sithole from Portland (6-3, 6-2) and Manuel Kost from Oregon (7-5, 6-7, 6-3).

Also competing in the singles bracket was freshman Daniel Chu, who picked up a three-set win over Oregon's Arron Spencer (6-3, 3-6, 7-6(1)), before falling to top-seeded Conor Niland from Cal, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, in the Round of 16. Junior Peter Scharler also earned a second round win before falling in the Round of 16. Senior Nick Weiss was defeated by second-seed Sam Warburg from Stanford in the second round.

In doubles action, Slovic and junior Alex Vlaski earned a second round win over Jake Leivent Kuni Minato from Cal and will play in the quarterfinals on Sunday. Palmanshofer and Scharler picked up a big upset, ousting the second-seeded team from Cal, Conor Niland/Balazs Veress, 8-2, in the second round. Chu and Weiss also advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Huskies also have three more players advancing in the consolation singles bracket as freshman Mike Ricks, freshman Chris Floyd and junior Scott Felsenthal also earned victories.

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 o Eugene, Ore.

Singles - Second Round
(9) Daniel Chu (UW) def. Arron Spencer (Oregon), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(1)
(9) Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) def. Thabani Sithole (Portland), 6-3, 6-2
(6) Alex Slovic (UW) def. Kuni Minato (Cal), 6-0, 6-1
Peter Scharler (UW) def. (9) Ryan Sceats (Hawaii), 6-3, 6-1
(2) Sam Warburg (Stanford) def. Nick Weiss (UW), 6-1, 6-2

Singles - Round of 16
(1) Conor Niland (Cal) def. (9) Daniel Chu (UW), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
(9) Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) def. Manuel Kost (Oregon), 7-5, 6-7, 6-3
(6) Alex Slovic (UW) def. James Wan (Stanford), 7-5, 6-1
(7) Wayne Wong (Cal) def. Peter Scharler (UW), 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

Singles Consolation Bracket
Mike Ricks (UW) def. Kia Besharat (Portland), 6-2, 6-0
Chris Floyd (UW) def. Jarrod Dieparam (Hawaii), 6-2, 6-2
Scott Felsenthal (UW) def. Taylor Bedilion (Santa Clara), 6-1, 6-3

Doubles - Second Round
Alex Slovic/Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Jake Leivent/Kuni Minato (Cal)
Carter Morris/Sam Warburg (Stanford) def. Scott Felsenthal/Mike Ricks (UW), 8-1
Daniel Chu/Nick Weiss (UW) def. Kia Besharat/Thabani Sithole (Portland)
Christoph Palmanshofer/Peter Scharler (UW) def. (2) Conor Niland/Balazs Veress (Cal), 8-2

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