SEATTLE—The University of Washington Men’s Tennis team picked up its third home win of the season with a 6-1 victory over San Francisco Friday night at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.
“I’m very pleased with how we played tonight and we feel good about coming out on top tonight after our last couple of matches,” said head coach Matt Anger. “We knew that they are a talented team as some of our guys played them this fall which produced some good matches.” When we’re out there on the court, we’re playing to win, we’re not happy otherwise, our guys are coming along and so it’s nice to get a little validation with that, and we’ve got to keep getting better. We do have young guys and usually those guys make the bigger jumps during the season and they’re doing well. As I told them a week ago, I don’t want them to be freshmen forever.”
The 44th ranked Huskies easily took the doubles point with a clean sweep (3-0). The young freshmen duo of Michael Chamerski and Wendall Wantanabe came out of the gates quickly and never looked back with an (8-2) win over Germain Bahri and Tim Tan of San Francisco. The young pair finished first and set the stage for the team to take the overall doubles point.
Junior Viktor Farkas and senior Max Manthou came out with the second win of the night. They defeated Thomas Takemoto and Christian Brockstedt (8-6) after excellent play at the front of the net by Farkas combined with Manthou’s consistent, strategic play. Playing in the number one position, Emmett Egger and Jeff Hawke had a tough battle with USF’s Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa. After it was five-all, Hawke put pressure on USF with some stellar serves while Egger controlled the front court in order to secure a (8-7) win for the Dawgs.
In singles action, only one match went to three sets as the Huskies picked up five wins behind Manthou, Gal Hakak, Daffra Sannon, Hawke and Chamerski. Hakak struck first with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Skajaa followed by Sanon’s 6-4, 6-0 triumph over Rich Van Hout. Hawke easily handled Christian Brockstedt (6-1,6-2) and while Chamerski gutted out a 6-4, 7-5 win over Germain Bahri. Manthou wrapped up the match with his 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bernardo Saraiva.
The Huskies’ next home match will be this Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. against Idaho at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.
Emmett Egger/Jeff Hawke (UW) def. Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa (USF) 8-7
Viktor Farkas/Max Manthou (UW) def. Thomas Takemoto/Christian Brockstedt (USF) 8-6
Michael Chamerski/Wendell WaTanabe (UW) def. Germain Bahri/Tim Tan (USF) 8-2
Max Manthou (UW) def. Bernardo Saraiva (USF) 6-3, 6-2
James Tallman (USF) def. Emmett Egger (UW) 6-3, 4-6, 11-9
Gal Hakak (UW) def. Nils Skajaa (USF) 6-3, 6-2
Jeff Hawke (UW) def. Christian Brockstedt (USF) 6-1, 6-2
Daffra Sanon (UW) def. Rich Van Hout (USF) 6-4, 6-0
Michael Chamerski (UW) def. Germain Bahri (USF) 6-4, 7-5