SEATTLE - The University of Washington men’s tennis team picked up its fifth and sixth wins of the season Saturday as it cruised to two 6-0 victories over Seattle University at the Sand Point Tennis Center, in what was a road match for the Dawgs. It was also the first outing for UW since a 5-2 win over Idaho on Feb. 9.
The format for the two matches was different than your typical dual, as the contest was decided by one doubles match and five singles matches.
“We’ve had some time off and today was perfect for us to get back into the match mode and at the same time get a couple of guys in who had not been in yet this year,” said head coach Matt Anger. “We were able to get just about everybody some action it was perfect for us at this time in the schedule. Our guys are coming along and they’re working on the right things. I like the direction we’re heading.”
To open the day, the Dawgs’ duo of Viktor Farkas and Max Manthou won the doubles point with an 8-5 win over Riley Newman and Connor Leahy. Gal Hakak opened singles action with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Kevin Lynch followed by Jeff Hawke, Emmett Egger, Michael Chamerski and Rishabh Raman wins to give UW the victory. No Husky opponent in singles play won more than three games in a set.
With just a quick rest following match one, the Dawgs picked up right where they left off as Chamerski and Watanabe defeated Will Topp and Ian Clare 8-4 for the doubles point. In the number one singles match, Max Manthou cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Kevin Lynch. Hakak followed suit with a 6-1, 6-4 victory followed by Emmett Egger, Viktor Farkas and Dragos Puscalau all picking up wins for the 6-0 defeat.
“I thought all of the guys kept their focus very well and the main thing was just to get back into the routine and I think they all did that,” added Anger. ‘While we were very close to home, we weren’t playing on our home courts so that helps us as we’ll be on the road this coming weekend.”
The Huskies stay on the road for the next two matches first heading to Oregon to face the Ducks in a non-conference match on Friday, Feb. 28.
1 - Gal Hakak def Kevin Lynch (SU) 6-3, 6-3
2 – Jeff Hawke def Will Topp (SU), 6-1, 6-1
3 – Emmett Egger def. Zach Kosanke (SU), 6-3, 6-3
4 – Michael Chamerski def Ian Clare (SU), 6-1, 6-2
5 – Rishabh Raman def Jason Bediones (SU), 6-1, 6-1
1 – Farkas/Manthou def. Newman/Leahy (SU), 8-5
1 – Max Manthou def. Kevin Lynch (SU), 6-1, 6-2
2 – Gal Hakak def. Zach Kosanke (SU), 6-1, 6-4
3 – Emmett Egger def. Riley Newman (SU), 6-1, 6-1
4 – Viktor Farkas def. Jason Bediones, 6-0, 6-3
5 – Dragos Puscalau def. Connor Leahy (SU), 6-1, 6-1
1 – Chamerski/Watanabe def. Topp/Clare (SU), 8-4