Men's Tennis Falls To UCLA 5-2

April 10, 2004

SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington men's tennis lost its second straight match to a top-10 opponent, falling to the fourth-ranked UCLA Bruins, 5-2, at Bill Quillian Stadium Saturday afternoon. The 18th-ranked Huskies (13-8, 3-3 Pac-10) were edged by No. 3 USC on Friday, a loss which snapped a three-match winning streak.

The Bruins (16-5, 4-1 Pac-10) won the doubles point and four of six singles matches to earn the victory. Junior Alex Vlaski and freshman Daniel Chu were the only Huskies to end up in the 'win' column versus UCLA. As a pair, the 43rd-ranked duo upset No. 8 Alberto Francis and Chris Kwinta at No. 1 doubles, 8-6.

In singles action, it was Vlaski and Chu who picked up the two wins for Washington. Ninth-ranked Vlaski battled from a first-set loss to defeat No. 6 Tobias Clemens, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0(8). Chu also pulled an upset, defeating No. 82 Chris Lam, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 3 singles.

UCLA's Luben Pampoulov victory at No. 2 singles clinched the match for the Bruins, defeating No. 42 Alex Slovic in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5.

The Huskies will play their regular season home finale versus Oregon on Saturday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. To follow will be the Pac-10 Championships, held in Ojai, Calif., April 22-25.

Washington Men's Tennis vs. UCLA
April 10, 2004 - Bill Quillian Stadium
No. 4 UCLA 5, No. 18 Washington 2

1. (43) Daniel Chu/AlexVlaski (UW) def. (8) Alberto Francis/Chris Kwinta (UCLA), 8-6
2. Phillip Gruendler/Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) def. Alex Slovic/Nick Weiss (UW), 8-6
3. Chris Surapol/Tobias Clemens (UCLA) def. Christoph Palmanshofer/Scott Felsenthal (UW), 8-4*
*clinched doubles point

1. (9) Alex Vlaski (UW) def. (6) Tobias Clemens (UCLA), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (8)
2. Luben Pampoulov (UCLA) def. (42) Alex Slovic (UW), 6-2, 7-5**
3. Daniel Chu (UW) def. (82) Chris Lam (UCLA), 6-3, 6-4
4. (52) Alberto Francis (UCLA) def. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW), 6-1, 7-6 (3)
5. (62) Chris Kwinta (UCLA) def. Chris Floyd (UW), 6-1, 5-7, 6-4
6. (106) Phillip Gruendler (UCLA) def. Nick Weiss (UW), 6-2, 6-1
**clinched match

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