After three years in the Israel Defense Forces and a childhood spent dodging rocket attacks, the son of an architect and lawyer outside Tel Aviv has shoulders, wit and a sense of place larger than most seniors. Or graduates.
Viktor Farkas and Daffra Sanon pick up singles wins but 36th-ranked Dawgs fell, 5-2
Freshman Daffra Sanon clinched the match with his singles win while UW overcame six tiebreakers.
Emmett Egger clinches the match with his 6-2; 6-4 singles sweep
Gal Hakak, a 21-year-old freshman and veteran of the Israeli military, is in one of the youngest lineups Matt Anger has had in two decades as Huskies coach. Captain Max Manthou is UW's only senior entering tonight's opener against Portland (6 p.m., GoHuskies.com).
The trio went undefeated in the two-day dual meet hosted by the University of Hawaii to wrap up the fall season.
Three doubles pairs along with four singles move on to championship flights.
Mitch Stewart and Jake Douglas will join the Huskies at the start of the 2014 season.
Egger and Hawke fall in Finals at Jack Kramer Invite
Egger and Hawke Earn Spot in Finals at Jack Kramer Collegiate Club Invite
Three Huskies move on to the singles quarterfinals while two doubles pairs also advance.
The eighth-seeded doubles pair was defeated by Cal's Chase Melton and Gregory Bayane, 8-5.