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Tiger Men’s Tennis Team Falls to #12 Washington At Great Northwest Shootout

Feb. 16, 2003

SEATTLE, WA – The #37 Tiger men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to #12 Washington on Saturday in the first day of the Great Northwest Shootout at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, WA. Clemson falls to 6-3 on the season, while the Huskies improve to 7-0 overall. The Tigers will face San Diego State today at 10:30 a.m. (PT) to conclude the Great Northwest Shootout.

In singles play, Nathan Thompson fell to 5th-ranked Alex Viaski 6-2, 6-3 at number one singles. At flight two singles, Sander Koning lost a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Washington’s 11th- ranked Matt Hanlin. Clemson’s Jarmaine Jenkins fell to Ari Strasberg 6-2, 6-1 at number three singles. Micah Thompson dropped a 7-6, 6-3 decision at number four singles to the Huskies’ Christoph Palmanshofer. At flight five singles, Damissa Robinson downed Dillon Ruby in a three-set decision (4-6, 6-2, 7-5). John Boetsch fell to Peter Scharler at number six singles, 6-3, 7-6.

In doubles action, the Tigers’ Nathan Thompson and Jenkins defeated the Huskies 18th-ranked duo of Strasberg and Vlaski, 8-6 at number one doubles. Washington’s Hanlin and Ruby defeated Clemson’s Robinson and Misquith at flight two doubles by a score of 8-3. At number three doubles, Koning and Boetsch dropped an 8-2 decision to Fred Sundsten and Nick Weiss.

#37 Clemson 1, #12 Washington 6

Singles 1. Alex Vlaski (UW) def. Nathan Thompson (Clemson) 6-2, 6-3 2. Matt Hanlin (UW) def. Sander Koning (Clemson) 6-4, 6-1 3. Ari Strasberg (UW) def. Jarmaine Jenkins (Clemson) 6-2, 6-2 4. Christoph Palmanshofer (UW) def. Micah Thompson (Clemson) 7-6, 6-3 5. Damiisa Robinson (Clemson) def. Dillon Ruby (UW) 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 6. Peter Scharler (UW) def. John Boetsch (Clemson) 6-3, 7-6

Doubles 1. Nathan Thompson/Jenkins (Clemson) def. Ari Strasberg/Alex Vlaski (UW) 8-6 2. Hanlin/Ruby (UW) def. Robinson/Misquith (Clemson) 8-3 3. Fred Sundsten/Nick Weiss (UW) def. Koning/Boetsch (Clemson) 8-2