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  Alex Slovic
School: University of Washington
Year: Senior
Home Town: Pancevo
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High School: Josef Pancic High School
Height: 6-2
Birth Date: Sunday, February 07, 1982
Dominant Hand: Left
Major: Business Administration
Singles Record: 101-42
Doubles Record: 83-31

University of Washington
One of three team captains for upcoming season...pre-season ranked 24th in ITA singles and is No. 98 in the January poll...entered season eighth all-time in Husky history with 76 singles wins and sixth all-time with 67 doubles wins...his 143 combined wins are tied for seventh most in school history... is just the third Husky to earn All-Pac-10 Honors three times...also a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic Team member...was 5-1 in fall singles action, losing only in the ITA West Regional Finals...battled knee tendinitis in the fall...was 2-1 in doubles. 2005-06 (Junior): All-Pac-10 first-team and Pac-10 All-Academic first-team selection...joins Alex Vlaski as the only Huskies to ever earn first-team All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Academic honors in the same season...reached as high as No. 18 in the ITA Singles Rankings and finished the season ranked No. 35...named team MVP along with Pierre Metenier and Jean-Noel Insausti...was 28-15 in singles...his 28 wins equaled the fifth most in school history...played No. 1 singles in all 26 Husky dual matches, recording 17-9 record...was 9-13 against ranked opponents and 19-2 against everyone else...was 9-5 in fall action, including starting the fall 9-2...began fall 4-1, all wins over ranked opponents...lost in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships...went 10-6 against Pac-10 opponents...was 1-7 against opponents ranked 10th or higher, with his lone win coming against fourth-ranked Conor Niland of Cal (7-5, 6-1)...faced No. 1 ranked Ben Kohlloeffel of UCLA on April 15 and lost 6-3, 6-4...was 2-2 in NCAA singles action...teamed with Daniel Chu to go 23-8 overall as No. 1 doubles and earn a high ranking of No. 17...pair was 17-6 in dual meets and 1-3 record against ranked doubles teams...duo started season 19-2 overall, including a win in the ITA Northwest Regional final...also lost in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships. 2004-05 (Sophomore): All-Pac-10 second-team and Pac-10 All-Academic second-team selection...primarily played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles with Daniel Chu...finished the season with a final singles ranking of 50th and a doubles ranking of 17th...had a season high singles ranking of No. 9...third Husky ever to achieve a Top-10 ranking... missed 3-4 weeks of action due to a cracked rib...compiled a 21-7 singles record, second highest on the team for wins...went 13-3 in dual play...recorded 11 wins over ranked opponents...tallied a 12-6 doubles record with Chu...also went 8-1 in doubles with Andy Kuharszky and 1-0 with Chris Floyd...competed in both NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship... with Chu won their NCAA doubles opener against 21st-ranked Luiz Carvacho and Jose-Carlos of Mississippi (5-7, 6-3, 6-4)...lost in the second-round to second-ranked KC Corkey and Sam Warburg of Stanford (6-3, 6-4)...with Chu advanced to the Pac-10 Doubles final falling in the championship match to the same pair, Corkery and Warburg (8-6)...ousted from the NCAA singles first round by fourth-ranked Catalin Guard of Mississippi (6-4, 6-2)...lost a close match to second-ranked Warburg in the Pac-10 Singles Championship quarterfinals (5-7, 6-1, 7-6(5))... defeated No. 65 Kris Kwinta of UCLA (7-5, 6-3) to advance to the conference quarterfinals...won the consolation draw of the ITA All American Championship, defeating Virginia's Somdeu De Varman (7-6, 6-3)...reached the round of 16 at the ITA National Indoor Championships losing a close three-setter to Ben Kohlloeffel of UCLA (6-4, 3-6, 6-4)....clinched the Huskies win over USC in the second round of the NCAA Team Championship, a three-set win over No. 92 Johan Berg (6-7(10), 6-2, 7-5(5))...won nine conscutive singles matches from March 11 to April 21...opened the season winning six of his first seven matches...2003-04 (Freshman): Finished as the nation's top-ranked freshman at No. 27 in the ITA rankings...won the ITA National Rookie of the Year award, the first Husky to ever win the honor...named to the six-man All-Pac-10 First Team, the only freshman on the first squad...won Pac-10 co-freshman of the year honors along with Stanford's James Wan...finished with a 27-8 singles record, second to Vlaski's 28 wins...the 27 wins tied for the eighth most in a single season in UW history...was 19-4 in dual play at No. 2 singles to lead the team in dual wins...reeled off an 11-match win streak from Jan. 23 to Feb. 28...routinely dominated his opponents, winning 25 of his 27 matches in straight sets...advanced to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships, losing to 12th-ranked Hamid Mirzadeh of Florida...was ITA regional singles finalist, losing to Conor Niland of Cal...earned wins over 10 ranked opponents...led the Huskies in doubles wins with 23, the fifth most in Husky single-season history...started the year teaming with Alex Vlaski, compiling a 12-5 record and 8-3 at No. 1 doubles...teamed with Nick Weiss in the second half of the season and excelled at No. 2 doubles, going 10-2 and winning their first eight matches together...finished ranked No. 43 with Vlaski and No. 56 with Weiss in the ITA Rankings...won ITA Regional doubles title with Alex Vlaski, advancing to the ITA National Indoor Championships.

Before Washington and Personal:
Aleksander Slovic...reached high ITF ranking of 120 in singles in 2000 and 123rd in doubles...attended Josif Pancic High School in Pancevo, Yugoslavia...born in Pancevo, Yugoslavia...parents are Ljubinka and Miodrag Slovic...has one brother, Vladimir (25)...majoring in finance.

Coach Anger on Slovic:
"There are no hiding places when you're playing No. 1. Every match is tough and I think Alex is ready for that. He was only able to play in one event in the fall due to tendinitis in his knee, but he is fine now. He is just that much more solid and consistent and reliable. I think he is going to have his best year yet."

Fast Facts:
Nicknames: Slo

Planned profession after tennis: Financial Analyst

Favorite pro player: Marcos Baghdatis

This actor would play me in a movie: Tom Hanks

Favorite thing about Seattle/UW: Beautiful campus, excellent academic and tennis program

Best thing about Coach Anger and Russell: They are truly professional and know a lot about tennis

My dream vacation destination: Fiji

Favorite Musical Artist: Robbie Williams

Favorite Song in my iPod: "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode

Song I'd sing at Karaoke: "I Will Survive"

Favorite other sport to play: Soccer

First thing I'd buy if I won the lottery: Gifts for my friends

Favorite home cooked meal: Spaghetti Carbonara

Favorite thing about playing tennis: The pleasure and feeling that winning provides

If I could play a match against anybody, I would play: Andre Agassi

Advice to youngsters that want to play tennis: Play hard every single day, because you cannot return the days when you did not give 100 percent.

Teammate that will surprise people the most this season: David Chu

Slovic news and features:
Vlaski, Slovic and Chu go for indiviual tennis titles - UW Daily (May 25, 2005)
Slovic, Chu Earn ITA Preseason Rankings - (Sept. 6, 2005)
Slovic and Chu Win NCAA Doubles Opener - (May 26, 2005)
Vlaski, Slovic Through To Quarters At Pac-10 Championships - (April 21, 2005)
Slovic And Chu Help Huskies Hold Off Aztecs - (March 6, 2005)
Slovic Ranked No. 9 in ITA Rankings - (Jan. 14, 2005)