Vlaski and Weiss Earn Pac-10 All-Academic First Team Recogntion

May 28, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington's men's tennis team placed three individuals on this year's Pac-10 All-Academic teams, announced today by conference Commissioner Tom Hansen. Senior Nick Weiss and junior Alex Vlaski accounted for two of the six overall First Team spots, while junior Peter Scharler earned a place on the Second Team.

This marks the second straight First Team selection for Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia). Vlaski is UW's top singles player and currently ranks 10th in the nation in singles. Vlaski was a First Team All-Academic selection in 2003. He boasts a 3.45 G.P.A while majoring in Business Administration.

Nick Weiss (Santa Monica, Calif.), UW's lone senior, makes the First Team for the first time this year, after a Second Team selection in 2003. Weiss specialized in doubles play this year for Washington, leading the team in doubles wins. Weiss earned a 3.62 G.P.A., majoring in Political Science.

Junior Peter Scharler (Salzburg, Austria) picked up Second Team honors for the second straight year, repeating his accomplishment from 2003. Scharler had a standout year mostly at No. 5 singles for the Huskies. Scharler, an Economics major, earned a 3.31 G.P.A.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

2004 Pac-10 Men's Tennis All-Academic Team
First Team

Patrick Briaud (Cal), Chris Lam (UCLA), Carter Morris (Stanford), Balazs Veress (Cal), Alex Vlaski (Washington), Nick Weiss (Washington)

Second Team
Tobias Clemens (UCLA), Manuel Kost (Oregon), Luben Pampoulov (UCLA), Peter Scharler (Washington), Sven Swinnen (Oregon), Wayne Wong (Cal)

Honorable Mention
KC Corkery (Stanford), Drew Hoskins (USC), Jonathon Kinsella (ASU), Daniel Langre (USC), Thomas Lloyd (Arizona), Ryan McBride (ASU), James Pade (Stanford), Chris Surapol (UCLA), Ruben Torres (USC)

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