Huskies Hold Off Cardinals in Great Northwest Shootout

Feb. 10, 2007

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SEATTLE - The Washington Huskies' men's tennis team (5-1) held on in the second day of the Great Northwest Shootout to win 4-1 over the No. 42 Louisville Cardinals (5-4) at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.

'The match was a lot closer than the final score,' said Husky Head Coach Matt Anger. 'In fact, all the scores have been misleading as all the matches have been close. It makes sense that the two undefeated teams will meet tomorrow.'

The No. 17 Huskies once again jumped to the early 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. Daniel Chu and Derek Drabble clinched the point with an 8-6 win in the No. 3 doubles. The win gave Chu 71 for his career, tying him with Nick Quatrochi for third most in UW history. He now trails teammate Alex Slovic, who did not finish his doubles match, and Eric Drew by one for the most all-time career doubles wins.

The No. 2 doubles team of Patrik Fischer and Michael Ricks looked every bit the part of the No. 35 ranked doubles team in the nation, dispatching Ben Clos and David Simon 8-1. The duo improved to 10-3 on the season, 3-2 in dual matches.

Washington extended its lead to 3-0 thanks to singles wins by Kuharszky and Fischer. Kuharszky won 6-3, 6-2 over Simon to improve to 11-2 on the season, while Fischer won 6-3, 6-4.

The clinching point was a lot tougher for the Huskies to earn. Slovic was next off the court, dropping 6-3, 6-4 to No. 71 ranked Slavko Radman. Slovic is stuck on 84 career singles wins, sixth most in school history, and a combined 156 doubles and singles wins, fourth most in UW history.

Daniel Chu wrapped up the match for the Huskies, rebounding from a 1-0 set deficit to win 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 over Damar Johnson. Johnson was on fire in the first set, but Chu hung tough to win the second set in a tiebreaker (7-5). Chu broke Johnson at 2-2 and each held serve with Chu eventually winning 6-4.

'The guy Daniel played was lights out early, but Daniel weathered the storm,' said Anger. 'It was fitting that one of our seniors got to clinch the match.'

The Great Northwest Shootout wraps up tomorrow, with the Huskies taking on Texas Tech at 2 p.m. in a battle of the two unbeaten teams. Middle Tennessee State will take on Louisville at in the first match of the day at 9:30 a.m.

Match No. 4: Great Northwest Shootout
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007; Seattle, Wash.
#42 Louisville (5-4) at #17 Washington (5-1)
UW 4, Louisville 1

1. Kuharszky/Slovic (UW) & #24 Radman/Johnson (Louisville) 7-6 (DNF)
2. #35 Fischer/Ricks (UW) def. Pablo Camacho/Herrlinger (UL), 8-1
3. Daniel Chu/Drabble (UW) def. Simon/Rotaru (UL), 8-6

1. #71 Slavko Radman (UL) def. #98 Alex Slovic (UW), 6-3, 6-4
2. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Damar Johnson (UL), 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4
3. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. David Simon (UL), 6-3, 6-2
4. Derek Drabble (UW) DNF Robert Rotaru (UL), 6-7, 6-4, 4-4 (DNF)
5. David Chu (UW) DNF Horatiu Oltean (UL), 6-3, 4-6, 1-1 (DNF)
6. Patrik Fischer (UW) def. Chris Herrlinger, 6-3, 6-4

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 2, 3
Singles: 6, 3, 1, 2

Match No. 3: Great Northwest Shootout
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007; Seattle, Wash.
#56 Texas Tech (4-1) vs. #34 Middle Tennessee State (5-3)
Texas Tech 4, MTSU 1

1. #16 Siljerton/Born (MTSU) def. Szumanski/Rojmar (TT), 8-6
2. Markovic/Breler (TT) def. Rocafort/Richard (MTSU), 9-8 (7-5)
3. Teddy DiBlasi/Martinez (TT) def. Marc Boiron/Paoliello (MTSU), 9-8 (7-3)

1. #12 Bojan Szumanski (TT) & #41 Andreas Siljerton (MTSU), 5-7, 5-4 (DNF)
2. Dimitrio Martinez (TT) def. Marco Born (MTSU), 6-4, 6-4
3. #92 Sinisa Markovic (TT) & Marc Rocafort (MTSU), 6-3, 3-4 (DNF)
4. Morgan Richard (MTSU) def. Christian Rojmar (TT), 6-3, 6-3
5. Michael Breler (TT) def. Joao Pailiello (MTSU), 6-0, 6-1
6. Milos Kustudija (TT) def. Alex McCann (MTSU), 6-2, 6-3

Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1, 3, 2
Singles: 4, 5, 6, 2

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