No. 15 Huskies Cruise Past No. 75 Oregon
Feb. 23, 2007
SEATTLE - Alex Slovic moved into third-place all-time in UW history for combined doubles and singles wins as the No. 15 Huskies defeated the No. 75 Oregon Ducks 7-0 in a non-conference match at Nordstrom Tennis Center on Friday.
The Huskies (8-1) jumped out to a 1-0 lead against Oregon (6-4) by sweeping the three doubles matches. The No. 3 team of Andy Kuharszky and Derek Drabble, playing for the first time together since the fall, were the first off the court with an 8-4 win. Patrik Fischer and Michael Ricks improved to 13-3 on the season with an 8-5 win at the No. 2 spot to clinch the doubles points for the Huskies.
The Huskies' all-time leaders in doubles wins, Slovic and Daniel Chu, were paired together for the first-time in a dual match this year and won their match 8-3 at the No. 1 spot. The duo improved their career win total to 74 each.
The Huskies kept it going on the singles courts winning all six matches.
Slovic defeated Marcos Verdasco 7-6 (4), 6-3 to earn his 86th career singles win. He is now tied with Eric Drew for fifth all-time on the Husky career list. His victory gave him 160 combined wins all-time in his career, making his just the third UW player to amass 160 or more combined wins.
Junior Andy Kuharszky extended a streak of his own early in the match by defeating Alexander Cornelissen 6-3, 6-3 winning his sixth straight singles match of the season. Kuharszky leads the Huskies in overall singles and doubles records this season at 15-2 and 8-1, respectively.
'His game is growing,' says Husky Head Coach Matt Anger about Kuharszky. 'Pair that with his growing confidence and you've got a great combo. He is a team guy that thrives in group competition. He had a good fall and his game continues to shape the way I wanted it.'
The Huskies will end their seven match homestand this Sunday against 50th-ranked San Diego State at 12 pm at the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Friday, Feb. 23, 2007; Seattle, Wash.
#75 Oregon (6-4) at #15 Washington (8-1)
UW 7, Oregon 0
Doubles1. Kuharszky/Daniel Chu (UW) def. Embry/Cornelissen (UO), 8-32. Fischer/Ricks (UW) def. Gallardo/Verdasco (UO), 8-53. Kuharszky/Drabble (UW) def. Myred/Gustavo Luzo (UO), 8-4
Singles1. #83 Alex Slovic (UW) def. Marcos Verdasco (UO), 7-6 (4), 6-32. Andy Kuharszky (UW) def. Alexander Cornelissen (UO), 6-3, 6-33. Daniel Chu (UW) def. Ric Mortera (UO), 6-2, 6-14. Derek Drabble (UW) def. Mike Myrhed (UO), 4-6, 7-6 (2)5. Patrik Fischer (UW) def. Francisco Gallardo (UO), 6-4, 6-26. David Chu (UW) def. Geoff Embry (UO), 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish:Doubles: 3, 2, 1Singles: 2, 3, 5, 1, 4, 6