Men's Tennis Takes Every Set From Wolf Pack
Feb. 27, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. - Washington's 23rd-ranked men's tennis team was hitting on all cylinders today against Nevada in a neutral site match at Oregon's Student Tennis Center. The Huskies (11-1) were extremely efficient against a solid opponent, taking all fifteen possible sets from the Wolf Pack.
Nevada was playing its first match of the weekend while the Huskies were competing on the second of back-to-back matches after beating Oregon on Friday. But Washington earned the early doubles point and then catapulted from there to six dominant wins in singles to head back to Seattle with a successful 2-0 Eugene trip behind them.
'We had a bit of a close doubles point but then our guys just came out tough in singles,' said head coach Matt Anger. 'That was fun to watch. We kind of expected a match a lot like yesterday (a 5-2 win over Oregon), but our guys played very well. They earned what they got.'
No set went beyond 6-4 in singles play. Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Kyle McMorrow earned the first two victories at the top two singles spots. Nedunchezhiyan, ranked 51st, took out Laurent Garcin 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 1 spot, and McMorrow handled Wessim Derbel, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2
The clinching win was provided by sophomore Martin Kildahl as he downed Augustin Mayard, 6-2, 6-2 at fourth singles. Shortly thereafter junior Tobi Obenaus chalked up a 6-2, 6-1 win over Stefan Dmitrovic.
Junior Alex Rosinski and senior Derek Drabble won by identical 6-4, 6-4 scores to complete the sweep. Rosinski beat Kristian Kuharszky--brother of former Husky Andy Kuharszky--at No. 6 singles and Drabble defeated Alex Daruty at No. 3 in the day's last match.
The Dawgs got the doubles point with an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles from Kildahl and Drabble, and an 8-2 win from the 42nd-ranked duo of Rosinski and Obenaus at No. 3. The No. 1 match then went to an early tiebreak, and Nedunchezhiyan and McMorrow came out on top of Garcin and Myard.
Off to their best start since 2003, the Huskies will look to extend their current six-match winning streak next week in Minneapolis, where they will first have another neutral site match, this time against New Mexico on March 6. UW will face Minnesota the following day.
Washington Men's Tennis
February 27, 2010 - Eugene, Ore.
Student Tennis Center
No. 23 Washington 7, Nevada 0
1) Nedunchezhiyan/McMorrow (UW) def. Garcin/Myard (Nev), 8-7
2) Drabble/Kildahl (UW) def. Derbel/Dmitrovic (Nev), 8-6
3) (42) Rosinski/Obenaus (UW) def. Daruty/Kuharszky (Nev), 8-2
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
1) (51) Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (UW) def. Laurent Garcin (Nev), 6-1, 6-2
2) Kyle McMorrow (UW) def. Wessim Derbel (Nev), 6-0, 6-3
3) Derek Drabble (UW) def. Alex Daruty (Nev), 6-4, 6-4
4) Martin Kildahl (UW) def. Augustin Myard (Nev), 6-2, 6-2
5) Tobi Obenaus (UW) def. Stefan Dmitrovic (Nev), 6-2, 6-1
6) Alex Rosinski (UW) def. Kristian Kuharszky (Nev), 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 1, 4, 5, 6, 3