Feb. 15, 1998
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington's men's tennis team, ranked 40th in the nation, upset No. 29 Virginia Tech, 4-3, to claim its first Great Northwest Shoot Out championship since its induction three years ago. Washington defeated two ranked teams during the tournament and raised its record to 4-2.
Junior Eric Drew clinched the championship with his 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Virginia Tech's Marek Pfeil in No. 2 singles action. Drew used a powerful serve to wear down Pfeil and thrusted his fist into the air after Pfeil could not return his serve on match point. Drew raised his season record to 9-5 with the win.
The Huskies won the important doubles point to start the day. The No. 2 doubles team of Nick Quatrochi and Mark Woolley defeated Virginia Tech's Mark Tepes and Pfeil, 8-6, while the No. 3 doubles duo of Andy Posavac and Sasha Rampazzo blanked Rahul Basole and Lance Mills, 8-0.
Washington takes next weekend off before hosting the Oregon Ducks at home, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m.
RESULTS Virginia Tech 3 Washington 4 Singles 1. Aaron Marchetti (VT) d. Robert Kendrick (UW) 6-3, 6-2 2. Eric Drew (UW) d. Marek Pfeil (VT) 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 3. Adam Marchetti (VT) d. Andy Posavac (UW) 6-1, 7-6 4. Marius Lunde (UW) d. Mark Tepes (VT) 6-4, 6-0 5. Sasha Rampazzo (UW) d. Rahul Basole (VT) 6-3, 6-2 6. Lance Mills (VT) d. Jeremy Berman (UW) 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 Doubles 1. Marchetti-Marchetti (VT) d. Drew-Kendrick (UW) 8-5 2. Nick Quatrochi-Mark Woolley (UW) d. Pfeil-Tepes (VT) 8-6 3. Posavac-Rampazzo (UW) d. Basole-Mills (VT) 8-0