Washington Men's Tennis Gears Up for Last Regular Season Match
April 18, 2001
This Weekend: The 16th-ranked University of Washington men's tennis team (17-7, 2-4) will host Oregon this Saturday, April 21, in their last regular season match on the year. The Huskies own a 100-5-1 all-time record over the Ducks. In an earilier non-conference match this season, Washington defeated Oregon by a score of 6-1 in Eugene.
Last Weekend: The Huskies dropped both matches this past weekend in southern California, losing to No. 1 UCLA and No. 21 USC. The Huskies were overpowered against the Bruins, losing 6-1. Senior Jeremy Berman posted the lone victory, defeating No. 48 Tobias Clemens in two sets, 6-2, 6-2. In doubles play, sophomore duo Dillon Ruby and Ari Strasberg defeated Grinda/Clemens of UCLA by a score of 8-6. However, Washington lost the two other matches and the Bruins claimed the doubles point. Against USC, the Huskies rebounded to play a close match, but could not get past the Trojans. Washington lost the doubles point, but earned singles victories from Andrej Bizjak, Ari Strasberg, and Dillon Ruby. The Huskies have never defeated the Trojans, owning an all-time 0-18 record.
Anger Claims Second Place: With a 7-0 win over Loyola Marymount, Washington head coach Matt Anger moved into second place on UW's all-time list for victories in a career with 107. Anger surpassed Chip Zimmer's (1975-81) old mark of 106 wins. Doug Ruffin (1982-84, 1986-94) is in first place with 173 wins.
Leapin' Lunde: Senior Marius Lunde has moved up to third place on UW's all-time list for singles wins in a career with 83. Lunde surpasses Ornello Arlati and Scott Pearson who were tied for third place. Lunde has an overall record of 22-7 on the season.
Persistent Posavac: Andy Posavac is also on the move as he has climbed to sixth place on UW's all-time list for doubles wins in a career with 61. Posavac moved past Jay Wilson (1983-86) who owned 58 wins in his career.
Berman Moves Up: With his (6-1, 6-3) win over Loyola Marymount's Johannes Asuja, senior Jeremy Berman moved into second place on UW's all-time list for career singles victories with 87. Berman passed former UW great and All-American Eric Drew who earned 86 victories in his career. Chet Crile (1990-93) is in first place with 108 wins. Berman has an impressive 21-5 overall record on the season and also has an 11-match win streak.
Winning is Everything: The Huskies have already surpassed last year's win total of 15. The defeat over Loyola Marymount was the men's 16th this season, and the team has five more regular season matches to go. The last time Washington posted 20 wins was in 1985, when the team went 20-8. The record for wins in a season is held by the 1979 team, who went 30-4.
Last Season: The 1999-2000 men's tennis team finished last year with a 15-9 overall record, 3-4 in the Pac-10, and ranked 33rd in the final polls. Washington received its sixth-consecutive post-season berth, competing against No. 26 San Diego State in the NCAA tourney. The Huskies started out the day strong as two of the three doubles teams won (Berman/Posavac d. Maiberger/Pest 8-6 and Hanlin/Woolley d. Coren/Hasson 8-6). In singles play, both Jeremy Berman and Mark Woolley defeated their opponents (Berman d. Webster 6-2, 6-4, Woolley d. Hasson 6-3, 0-6, 6-4), but the team couldn't hold on in the end, losing to the Aztecs, 3-4.