Second Sweep For Huskies Over Seattle U.
SEATTLE – Just six days after their first meeting, the Huskies and Redhawks went another round in the Nordstrom Tennis Center, with UW posting the same 7-0 sweep as the first meeting. The Dawgs improved to 4-0 with the Tuesday evening win, taking all six singles matches in straight sets.
"We practice with our own team every day and we have a lot of things to work on, and so regardless of who we're playing or how recently we've seen them, we're going to work on those things," Head Coach Matt Anger said, "and for the most part I thought we did a pretty good job.
"There were some things in doubles that we've been working on, that we need to work more on, but in singles for the most part our guys were on task—in the course of a whole match you'll have a couple slip-ups—but I thought the singles was coming together. This weekend we're back to some originally scheduled matches, and I think it will be a good weekend. Guys are getting healthy and excited."
After winning the doubles point, Jack Pulliam and Ewen Lumsden finished their singles matches within seconds of each other to get the Huskies the 3-0 lead. Pulliam won first, beating Lars Schmassmann, 6-0, 6-1. Lumsden then completed a 6-1, 6-2 win at the No. 1 court over Veselin Kiselkov.
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Nikit Reddy clinched with a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles over Jayden Harrison. He just edged out Rikuto Yamaguchi for clinching honors as the freshman beat Michael Frank, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 4 singles moments later.
Freshman Nedim Suko joined Yamaguchi at 4-0 as he recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win at the No. 3 position today over Mats Krause. Then Han-Chih Lin completed the Husky sweep, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 2 singles over Filip Stipic.
Doubles was highlighted by sophomore Brandon Wong returning to the Husky lineup for the first time since the end of the shortened 2020 season. Wong played No. 1 doubles with Jack Davis and they had a 6-2 win over Kiselkov/Stipic. Pulliam and Reddy clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win at the No. 3 spot.
This weekend the Huskies will continue their homestand by hosting Utah State on Friday at 5 p.m., followed by Idaho on Sunday at 12 noon.
Washington Men's Tennis
January 25, 2022
Nordstrom Tennis Center | Seattle, Wash.
Washington – 7
Seattle U. – 0
1. Ewen Lumsden (UW) def. Veselin Kiselkov (SU) – 6-1, 6-2
2. Han-Chih Lin (UW) def. Filip Stipic (SU) – 6-3, 6-2
3. Nedim Suko (UW) def. Mats Krause (SU) – 6-2, 6-2
4. Rikuto Yamaguchi (UW) def. Michael Frank (SU) – 6-1, 6-1
5. Jack Pulliam (UW) def. Lars Schmassmann (SU) – 6-0, 6-1
6. Nikit Reddy (UW) def. Jayden Harrison (SU) – 6-2, 6-1
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 6, 4, 3, 2
1. Davis/Wong (UW) def. Kiselkov/Stipic (SU) – 6-2
2. Krause/Frank (SU) def. Suko/Yamaguchi (UW) – 6-4
3. Pulliam/Reddy (UW) def. Harrison/Givens-Jensen (SU) – 6-3
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3