Men's Tennis
    Men's Tennis Defeats Washington
    Fernando Samayoa helps<br> lead USC to victory.
    Fernando Samayoa helps
    lead USC to victory.
    April 11, 1998

    SEATTLE, WA -- The 29th-ranked Washington men's tennis team lost to ninth-ranked USC, 4-3, Saturday afternoon. The Huskies fall to 13-6 overall and 2-4 in the Pac-10 while USC improves to 15-5 and 4-0 in the Pac-10. The Huskies have yet to defeat the Trojans in their tennis history and finish with an 8-1 record inside the Nordstrom Tennis Center this season.

    Despite claiming the doubles point early, Washington was unable to split the six singles matches, winning only two. Down 3-2, the No. 2 and No. 5 singles matches went into third-set tie-breakers. Down 5-0 in No. 5 singles, redshirt freshman Jeremy Berman tallied three straight points before losing in the tie-break 7-3 to USC's Fernando Samayoa. The final score was 1-6, 6-2, 7-6. Minutes after USC clinched the match, freshman Robert Kendrick, ranked 66th in the nation, defeated Roman Kukal in their third-set tie-break, 7-2. Kendrick won by the scores of 6-3, 3-6, 7-6.

    In doubles action, the tandem of Eric Drew and Sasha Rampazzo defeated USC's George Bastl and Patrick Gottesleben, 9-8, while Berman and Kendrick teamed up to defeat the Trojans' Kyle Spencer and Akram Zamran, 9-8 to earn Washington its doubles point.

    The Huskies conclude their regular season Saturday, April 18 as they travel south to face the Oregon Ducks at 1 p.m.

    USC 4
    Washington 3

    Singles
    1. George Bastl (USC) d. Eric Drew (UW)  6-2, 7-5
    2. Robert Kendrick (UW) d. Roman Kukal (USC)  6-3, 3-6, 7-6
    3. Patrick Gottesleben (USC) d. Sasha Rampazzo (UW)  6-3, 6-4
    4. Kyle Spencer (USC) d. Marius Lunde (UW)  6-3, 6-2
    5. Fernando Samayoa (USC) d. Jeremy Berman (UW)  1-6, 6-2, 7-6
    6. Mark Woolley (UW) d. Christoph Poehler (USC)  6-2, 7-6
    

    Doubles 1. Drew-Rampazzo (UW) d. Bastl-Gottesleben (USC) 9-8 2. Kukal-Samayoa (USC) .d Nick Quatrochi-Woolley (UW) 8-6 3. Berman-Kendrick (UW) d. Akram Zaman-Spencer (USC) 9-8