UW Men's Tennis Defeats UCSB in Shoot Out
Feb. 14, 1998
SEATTLE, WA -- The 40th-ranked Washington men's tennis team upset No. 24 UC Santa Barbara, 5-2, in the opening round of the Great Northwest Shoot Out. Washington faces Virginia Tech tomorrow at 1 p.m. for the Shoot Out championship.
Freshman Robert Kendrick, ranked 23rd in the nation, defeated UCSB's Cory Guy in a three-set battle, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, in No. 1 singles action. Kendrick's record is now 15-4. Junior Eric Drew won his No. 2 singles match over Jong Min-Lee, 7-5, 6-1 to improve his record to 8-5. Andy Posavac and Jeremy Berman won their No. 3 and No. 6 matches, respectively.
The Huskies got off to a quick start claiming the doubles point early by winning two of three doubles matches. Drew and Kendrick, ranked 19th in the nation, defeated Duncan and Guy in No. 1 doubles play to up their record to 10-2.
In action earlier in the day, No. 29 Virginia Tech defeated No. 26 Tulsa, 4-3, to advance to the championship match against the Huskies. UC Santa Barbara faces Tulsa for third-place at 9:30 a.m. Both matches will be held in the Nordstrom Tennis Center.
Singles 1. Robert Kendrick (UW) d. Cory Guy (UCSB) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 2. Eric Drew (UW) d. Jong Min-Lee (UCSB) 7-5, 6-1 3. Andy Posavac (UW) d. Ross Duncan (UCSB) 6-2, 6-3 4. Simon Shen (UCSB) d. Marius Lunde (UW) 6-4, 6-3 5. Dan Rheydt (UCSB) d. Sasha Rampazzo (UW) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 6. Jeremy Berman (UW) d. Peter Webb (UCSB) 6-2, 6-2 Doubles 1. Drew-Kendrick (UW) d. Duncan-Guy (UCSB) 8-3 2. Lee-Shen (UCSB) d. Nick Quatrochi-Mark Woolley (UW) 8-3 3. Posavac-Rampazzo (UW) d. Rheydt-Webb (UCSB) 8-3