Christoph Palmanshofer, ranked #79 in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), clinched the match for the Huskies with a 7-6(7-2), 6-2 victory over 40th ranked Devin Mullings at #2 singles. In the first set Palmanshofer and Mullings played a tiebreak, with Palmanshofer having four set points at 6-2 and then winning the set with an ace. In the second set Palmanshofer broke Mullings in the opening game, and already leading 4-2, again in the seventh game for 5-2. He then closed out the match with three service winners and an ace.
The Huskies began the match by winning the
doubles point. At #1 doubles, Palmanshofer and Alex
Vlaski defeated the 28th ranked pair of Joey Atas and
Chris Klingemann 8-4. Moments later the Huskies' #3
duo of Andy Kuharszky and Alex Slovic, the 2004 ITA
rookie of the year, prevailed over Scott Green and
Dennis Mertens 8-4.
When play shifted to singles, Ohio State tied
the match at 1-1 as Ross Wilson defeated Chris Floyd
6-4,6-2 at #6. Vlaski, however, regained the lead for
the Huskies at 2-1 with a 6-3,6-2 win over Klingemann
in the top singles match. Kuharszky made it 3-1
Huskies with a 6-3,6-4 win over Green at #4. In that
match Kuharszky got a critical break of Green in the
eighth game of the first set and served for the set.
He had two set points at 40-15 but Green saved both of
them with a backhand volley winner and a forehand
passing shot down the line in the ad court. Kuharszky
recovered to win the next two points and the set with
a service winner and a backhand volley.
In the second set Kuharszky broke Green in the
opening game but Green broke right back, capitalizing
on three unforced errors. Kuharszky got a critical
break in the fifth game, capitalizing on an unforced
error by Green for a 3-2 lead, and with no breaks the
rest of the set, served for the match at 5-4. He got
two match points at 40-15, and after Green saved one
with a forehand return winner, won the match when
Green netted a backhand.
The Huskies return to the courts of the
Nordstrom Tennis Center on Sunday, February 6 at 1:30
when they face #17 Tulane in the "championship" match
of the Shootout. Should the Huskies win they will
claim the Shootout with a perfect 3-0 record, with
wins over Tulane, Ohio State, and Minnesota. A Tulane
victory, however, would leave both teams with 2-1
records in the round robin tournament and the Green
Wave would claim the shootout based on a head to head
victory over Washington.
#18 UW 4, #11 Ohio State 1
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