Kyle McMorrow earns a spot in the NCAA singles field for the third-straight year.
Washington: Has established himself as one of the top collegiate tennis players in the nation...was an ITA All-American as a junior (2004) and a sophomore (2003) and the Pac-10 and Region VIII Freshman of the Year (2002)...became first Husky since 1924 to win a national crown when he won the 2003 ITA All-American Singles Championship... 2003-04 (Junior): Earned second career All-America award in singles, the first Husky to win the award more than once...captured the title at the All-American Championships, the first Husky to win a national tournament since 1924...during his title run, defeated three top-10 opponents including year-end No. 1 Benedikt Dorsch (Baylor) and eventual NCAA singles champion Benjamin Becker (Baylor)...finished 14th in the final ITA rankings and was as high as No. 2, the highest ever ranking for a Husky...compiled a singles record of 28-8 and was 18-4 in dual matches at No. 1 singles...reached the semifinals of the Pac-10 singles championships, losing in a third-set tiebreak...advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships...28 singles wins led the Huskies...amassed 20 wins over ranked opponents including eight wins over top-25 players...had a nine-match winning streak during Pac-10 play, earning six wins in conference duals...his 91 career singles wins ties for third on UW's career list...went 21-11 in doubles, pairing with Alex Slovic and Daniel Chu...won the ITA Northwest Championships in doubles with Slovic...finished 16-7 in dual matches at No. 1 doubles, 8-4 with Chu and 8-3 with Slovic...appeared twice in the final ITA doubles rankings, at No. 27 with Chu and No. 43 with Slovic...ranked a high of No. 11 with Slovic...appeared in the NCAA Doubles Championships with Chu but fell in first round...upset 10th-ranked duo from TCU in first match with Chu...named to the Pac-10 First Team for the second-straight year...also earned a first team spot on the Pac-10 All-Academic team for the second-straight year...named to the CoSIDA Academic All-Distric-VIII At-Large second team, which encompasses several olympic sports...named the recipient of the Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award for the West Region...2002-03 (Sophomore): Earned first career ITA All-America honors...finished the season ranked sixth in singles and 37th doubles (with Ari Strasberg)...No. 6 singles rank was highest final ranking in Husky history...also earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors...was the Pac-10 Championship singles runner-up, falling in the final to UCLA's Marcin Matkowski, 6-4, 6-2...advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships...lost to eventual champion Amer Delic (Illinois) in three sets...downed top-ranked Bobby Reynolds (Vanderbilt) in the NCAA Round of 16...advanced to the semifinals of the All-American Championships and the finals of ITA Regionals...advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoors...compiled a singles record of 37-8, two wins shy of trying Chet Crile for the school record...Crile went 39-14 in 1992-93...went 18-4 in dual matches, losing only to No. 32 Michael Kogan (Tulane), No. 40 Matkowski, No. 63 Manuel Kost (Oregon) and No. 42 Oliver Maiberger...split time at No. 1 and No. 2 singles with Matt Hanlin...compiled doubles record of 15-15...with Strasberg, went 13-15 during the season, 8-11 at No. 1 doubles...pair advanced to the quarterfinals of the All-American Championships and the ITA Regional semifinals...named to Pac-10 All-Academic first-team... 2001-02 (Freshman): Named Pac-10 and Region VIII Freshman of the Year...second-team All-Pac-10 selection as well...finished the season with final national singles ranking of 24th and doubles ranking (with Ari Strasberg) of 48th...advanced as far as the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships, falling to No. 28 David Martin, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (2)...upset No. 14 Daniel Klemetz in the NCAA singles first round (2-6, 6-3, 6-4)...proved instrumental in UW's upset of fifth-seeded Stanford in the Regional Finals...with Strasberg, upset second-ranked Scott Lipsky and David Martin at No. 1 doubles...then in singles, defeated Lipsky 6-4, 7-6 (4) at No. 2 singles...advanced to the Pac-10 singles final, but lost to UCLA's Rodrigo Grilli, 6-4, 6-3...compiled 26-9 singles record and 14-15 doubles mark...was 7-3 at No. 1 singles and and 10-3 at No. 2 singles...recorded 5-6 doubles mark with Strasberg at the No. 1 spot...was 7-7 with Christoph Palmanshofer also at No. 1 doubles...advanced to the singles semifinals at the ITA Regional Championships in the fall... Juniors/High School: Was the Yugoslavia singles national champion in 1996 and 1998...finished third at the ETA Masters in 1998 ... Personal: Alexander Vlaski ... born April 21, 1982 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia ... son of Peter and Ivana Vlaski ...has one older sister, Marisa (31) ... enjoys fast cars, reading and music...majoring in business administration.
Getting To Know Alex..
Favorite opposing Pac-10 city to play in: Stanford
Favorite toy as a child: Anything I could break open
When I was a kid I wanted to be a: Formula One Race Car Driver
Toughest opponent: Amer Delic (Ilinois)
Best dressed teammate: Peter Scharler
If I'm cooking dinner I'm making: Toast
My teammates describe me as: Competitive and Dedicated
I can't imagine life without: Bread
I stress out when I'm: Hungry
Favorite late-night snack: Peanut Butter & Jelly
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